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Ever get a hankering for an ultra cheesy quesadilla? Yeah, me too! We love fully loaded vegetable quesadilla in our house, but don’t love dealing with a splattered greasy mess. Learn how to make this stuffed and flavorful quesadilla in the microwave in just minutes! 

Tray of quesadillas on a small sheet pan with salsa.

This recipe is so quick and easy. This is one of my go-to recipes when I need a quick bite before a long day of running around and something my kids also really enjoy. Quesadillas are the ultimate snack food because you can get so creative with your filling options! There are so many different ways to load up this easy, cheesy quesadilla so use what you have in your fridge and pantry before you run along to the store to buy other ingredients. 

Why This Microwaved Quesadilla Recipe Works 

  • Very minimal mess, with no pan or stovetop to clean up. 
  • This easy microwave recipe is a great starter recipe to teach your kids something that they can cook on their own! 
  • Instant satisfaction with this one minute cheesy lunch. 

Ingredients for quesadilla in the microwave.
Ingredients For Easy Microwave Quesadilla Recipe 

    • Flour or Corn Tortillas  
    • Cherry Tomatoes 
    • Red Bell Pepper 
    • Corn 
    • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 
    • Shredded Cheddar Cheese 
    • Pesto  

How to Cook Quesadillas in the Microwave

  1. On a microwave safe plate, microwave both tortillas on high for 1 minutes 
  2. While the tortillas heat up, in a small bowl mix together cheery tomatoes, bell peppers, corn and pesto and microwave for 1 minute to warm through. 
  3. Remove the tortillas from the microwave, sprinkle cheese on one of the tortillas and layer on the vegetable mixture. 
  4. Sprinkle on another layer of cheese, generously and place the second tortilla on top. 
  5. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until all of the cheese has melted. 

Plate of quesadillas next to a bowl of sour cream.
Tips for making a Perfect Quesadilla in the Microwave 

If you like a crispy tortilla, then don’t skip the first step! The tortilla will slightly crisp ip as it cools down. 

But what type of tortilla? This is up to personal taste. I typically use flour tortillas because it’s what we have in the house, but corn tortillas will be fabulous as well. 

You can make any mixture of filling you desire! Mix up the different vegetables and proteins based on what you already have in your kitchen. I find that mixing all of the additional ingredients in a separate bowl first works best so everything is cooked and warmed through evenly. 

Quesadillas with sour cream.
You can use any type of cheese you like! I love a mixture of mozzarella for the melt factor mixed with shredded cheddar cheese for a bit more of a salty bite. Pepper jack is another favorite! 

Keep an eye on your quesadilla while it is cooking in the microwave so the cheese doesn’t overcook and become hardened. Microwave until your cheese is just melted for best results. 

Quesadilla in the Microwave

Ever get a hankering for an ultra cheesy quesadilla? Yeah, me too! We love fully loaded vegetable quesadilla in our house, but don't love dealing with a splattered greasy mess. Learn how to make this stuffed and flavorful quesadilla in the microwave in just minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 3 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp of Pesto

Instructions
 

  • On a microwave safe plate, microwave both tortillas on high for 1 minutes
  • While the tortillas heat up, in a small bowl mix together cheery tomatoes, bell peppers, corn and pesto and microwave for 1 minute to warm through.
  • Remove the tortillas from the microwave, sprinkle cheese on one of the tortillas and layer on the vegetable mixture.
  • Sprinkle on another layer of cheese, generously and place the second tortilla on top.
  • Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until all of the cheese has melted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gSodium: 6mgCalcium: 8mgVitamin C: 58mgVitamin A: 1450IUSugar: 4gFiber: 2gPotassium: 244mgCalories: 55kcalSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 12gIron: 1mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, microwave, microwave quesadilla, quesadilla
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