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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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Chili's Bacon Ranch Quesadillas with chicken don't sound like a big splurge.
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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.
Cost: Tacos, tostadas, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos from $2 to $9; seafood, fish and meat plates from $8 to $17; desserts $4 each.
Slide quesadillas off the plates onto the grill over medium heat, or slide into a grill pan over medium heat (you may need to grill the quesadillas in batches).