Chorizo and Poblano Quesadillas

These quesadillas are both bursting with flavor AND easy to make! Perfect for busy weeknights, this is a Mexican dish the whole family will love.
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If you like flavor then I’ve got you covered! Quesadillas are super simple to make, and I love this tasty variation. The leftovers are even good cold or warm and would beat a boring sandwich for lunch any day. Serve with a side of watermelon or cantaloupe, and this easy weeknight dinner is ready in no time!

How Do You Get Quesadillas to Stick Together?

The secret trick is adding cheese below and on top of the filling so the tortillas have something to stick to!

What Is the Best Cheese to Add to Quesadillas?

For this recipe, I use a mixture of Monterey Jack cheese and Queso Fresco, or all Jack (it won’t stick together as well with only Queso Fresco). You want to use cheese that will give you a good “stretch” when melted. You can also use cheddar, too.

Quesadilla Ingredients

  • Olive oil – I recommend finding an organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onion – thinly sliced
  • Poblano pepper – cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • Red pepper – cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • Jalapeno – cored, seeded, and diced
  • Chorizo sausage –raw ground (or links with casings removed)
  • Corn tortillas – I recommend making homemade
  • Cheese – either a mixture of Monterey Jack and Queso Fresco, or all Jack (it won’t stick together as well with only Queso Fresco)
  • Butter – for frying the quesadillas

How Do I Make Quesadillas?

Quesadillas are so simple to make! First cook your veggies and meat in a skillet over medium heat.

Chorizo and peppers cooking on a skillet.
Cooking the chorizo sausage, peppers, and onions

Then place the tortilla in the same skillet and top with cheese, the meat/pepper mixture, and a little more cheese, then add a second tortilla on top with a little pat of butter on top of that (for when you flip it over), and fry until the cheese starts to melt. Flip over and cook until the cheese melts on the other side and tortilla starts to brown.

Two toritllas on a skillet with chorizo, peppers, and cheese, about to turn into a quesadilla.
Pan frying quesadillas to melt the cheese

What Side Dish to Serve with Quesadillas?

Since these Chorizo and Poblano Quesadillas are so flavorful and hearty, I recommend serving them with just a side of fresh fruit. However, you can go all out with any of the following for a full Mexican-inspired meal:

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