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A flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, type of cheesecake, from queso, cheese, from Old Spanish, from Latin cāseus.]


(ˌkeɪsəˈdiːljə; -ˈdiːjə)
(Cookery) a toasted tortilla filled with cheese and sometimes other ingredients
[C21: from Spanish, diminutive of queso cheese]
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Noun1.quesadilla - a tortilla that is filled with cheese and heated
burrito - a flour tortilla folded around a filling
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Assemble as many quesadillas as needed in the same manner.
Pronounced as 'keh-sah-dee-yah', the Quesadillas "consists of tortilla, garlic sauce, magic dust, chicken or veggies, mozzarella and cheddar cheese," he added.
Quesadillas, which he contends is the best sandwich you can eat, was a dish introduced by Europeans as far back as the sixteenth century.
The quesadillas are meant to be eaten warm, but chilled, they're great for a picnic.
According to Margaret Fox, breakfast can include almost anything: blintzes, black bean chili, or mango quesadillas as well as familiar items like coffee cake.
Ruiz Foods has introduced El Monterey Grilled Quesadillas that are microwaveable in less than two minutes and were specifically developed in response to the continued demand for convenient, quality and authentic Mexican food.
Cost: Tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos from $2 to $9; seafood, fish and meat plates from $8 to $17; desserts $4 each.