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Bacon Quesadillas with Cheese & Green Chiles | Easy Weeknight Meal

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Bacon quesadillas are a cheesy, slightly spicy main dish or hearty appetizer. Pull the ingredients from your fridge and pantry and get cooking!

Quesadillas are one of the meals that our entire family loves, because every single person can customize them to their liking.

We only have one rule in the house – the filling MUST contain cheese, and LOTS of it. Otherwise, why bother.

Because let’s face it, cheese is the glue that holds all delicious foods together. Like nachos, grilled cheese, mac and cheese….

And bacon quesadillas, of course.

Quesadillas are also an awesome go-to for busy families on the go. Raise your hand if you’re one of them!

Excactly.

These bad boys can be assembled, cooked and devoured in minutes making them perfect for situations when you’re walking in the door after a ball game, or if you need to run a quick dinner to the field.

Heck, they’re ready faster than cooking a frozen pizza – and really don’t require any more effort.

Bacon Quesadillas

Bacon is one of those ingredients I gravitate to when I need a big dose of flavor. And a little bacon goes a long way.

For this recipe, we’re using eight slices of it.

I highly suggest you make a batch of bacon in the oven and save the leftovers in our freezer. Making bacon like this is just one way you can save big time in the kitchen!

Cut your bacon into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle the bacon and shredded cheese on one half of the tortillas.

Add green chiles for a very mild heat. I happen to love this, but if it’s not your thing, then leave it out.

Heat a pan over medium to medium high heat. Add the quesadilla, cook it until it’s lightly toasted and give it a flip!

Repeat with all the quesadillas, then slice into wedges.

Quesadilla Toppings

I like to serve my quesadillas with sour cream or Greek yogurt, salsa and black olives.

Oh, and guacamole if I happen to have that on hand.

Soooooo good!

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5 from 5 votes

Bacon Quesadillas

A simple recipe for bacon, green chile and cheese quesadillas the whole family will love
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon quesadillas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 488kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces diced green chiles

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Top four of the tortillas with shredded cheddar, cheese and a portion of the green chiles.
  • Top with remaining four tortillas.
  • Add one tortilla "sandwich" to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom is toasted and the cheese is melted. Flip and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes.
  • Repeat for the remaining assemble quesadillas.
  • Slice into wedges and serve with sliced black olives, sour cream, and salsa.

Notes

Tips: Make bacon ahead of time in the oven and save it for recipes like this.
Like spice? Use shredded pepper jack cheese.
These can be cooked ahead of time, refrigerated and reheated.

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 480mg | Iron: 3mg

Bacon quesadillas are something I would totally serve as a field meal.

Corn field, bean field, ball field….you name it!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    March 19, 2020 at 10:22 am

    5 stars
    Any time I make quesadillas I make them as cheesey as these are. Haven’t made them with bacon yet, so excited to try something new – yum!

  • Reply
    Tawnie Kroll
    March 19, 2020 at 11:07 am

    5 stars
    I made the bacon ahead of time and these came together so quickly! Will be making again!!

  • Reply
    Anita
    March 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

    5 stars
    These are so good and so easy. In fact, it’s dangerously easy you may end up making this all the time. šŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Suzy
    March 19, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    5 stars
    Quesadillas are on repeat in our kitchen! Love the added chilies to these!

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    March 19, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    5 stars
    We adore quesadillas and can’t believe we’ve never used bacon before! These are so good and so easy, they are the only quesadillas we make now!

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