Quick Lunch Idea: Cheese Quesadillas

Quick Lunch Idea:  Cheese Quesadillas

Quesadillas (kay-suh-dee-uhs) are a family favorite for a quick lunch during a busy homeschooling day.  At our house, the average five-year-old stands on a chair and learns to cook their own on a griddle.

In fact, it’s always a good idea to have ingredients on hand for easy meals that kids can cook for themselves.

I remember one of our sons having a friend over when he was about ten years old.  The friend stood open-mouthed while our son proceeded to whip up spicy quesadillas for their lunch.  I’m told that the friend went home and started cooking them himself.  I’m sure his mom appreciated having one less thing to do.

Cheese Quesadillas

tortillas (corn, flour or specialty)
grated cheese (cheddar, Mexican or your choice)
spices of your choice
leftover chicken, beef, or other meat, in addition to veggies if you wish
softened butter

Butter one side of a tortilla:

Place the tortilla, butter side down, on a heated griddle or skillet.  Sprinkle grated cheese on the tortilla in the desired quantity.


Sprinkle with meat, veggies and/or spices that you prefer.  This quesadilla was made with cheese, chili powder and onion powder.

Top with another buttered tortilla, butter side up.  Cook until one side is golden brown, flip.  Cook until cheese is melted and the second side is golden brown.

Slice with a pizza cutter or scissors.

While you’re at it, may as well make a “Cheezit,” which is a favorite of our girls.  Sprinkle cheese on the griddle: 

Cook until golden brown and crunchy:

Remove to a plate and….eat.  Gives a whole new meaning to the term “grilled cheese.”  

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1 thought on “Quick Lunch Idea: Cheese Quesadillas”

  1. Years ago we had some friends who ended up staying for dinner a lot. It was the mom and her three boys. My go-to meals (I never knew ahead of time they would be having dinner with us) were pancakes and cheese quesadillas. I always had the ingredients for those two meals. Sometimes I added ham or pepperoni to the quesadillas but they always managed to fill everybody up.

    I haven’t heard a cheezit. I’ll have to try that.

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