Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas


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Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

– Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas –

These crispy delicious quesadillas are so easy to make! Every mouthful gives you a taste of the crispy fried tortilla and the cheesy gooey centre with spicy chorizo and hint of spring onion. They freeze really well so you can make them ahead to have on hand for unexpected guests and afternoon snacks. You can pop a couple on a plate with a side of sour cream and fresh tomatoes for an easy weekday meal or cut them up and serve them as nibbles with a nice glass of white wine.


4 people at two per person

Preparation Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

5 minutes for 2 quesadillas

Time to Table:

30 minutes

Number of Ingredients:



Large non stick frying pan

TM5 or food processor

Large mixing bowl


115g grated mozzarella cheese (You can buy this already grated)

115g grated cheddar cheese (You can buy this already grated too!!!)

225g chorizo sausage

4 spring onions

salt and pepper

8 flour tortillas

Olive oil for frying

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas


  • Measure out all the ingredients, grate the cheese if you have to and thinly slice your spring onions.


1. Cut your chorizo into 2 cm slices and pop them into the TM5 or food processor. If you don’t have a TM5 or food processor you can chop the chorizo by hand into small pieces.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

2. Put the TM5 on speed 6 for 10 seconds, you want it to look like mince meat.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

3. Put the minced chorizo into a large mixing bowl.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

4. Add the chopped spring onions.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

5. Mix well.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

6. Add the grates mozzarella cheese.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

7. Mix well.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

8. Add the grated cheddar cheese.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

9. Mix well…….

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

10. Grab a tortilla and place it on a plate or clean surface.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

11. Add about 1/4 cup of the mixture.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

12. Spread the mixture evenly over half the tortilla making sure to leave 1cm gap at the edge.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

13. Fold the tortilla in half. You can now repeat the process to make the rest of the quesadillas. At this stage you can put them in the freezer for cooking later.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

14. Put a large non stick frying pan on to a medium heat with a couple of tablespoon of olive oil.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

15. Place a couple of the quesadillas in and gently push them down to flatten them.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

16. Fry until golden and crispy.

Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

Hints and Tips:

  • The uncooked quesadillas freeze really well!!! Just grab them out of the freezer and pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to defrost. After that you can cook them in the fry pan as per the recipe.

Categories: Any Season, Chorizo, Frying, Main, Pork, Savory Nibbles, Stove Top - Pork, Time to Table: 30 minutes

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3 replies

  1. They look beautiful. I have never gotten them that pretty.


  2. I absolutely love quesadillas and this recipe looks awesome! A must try!

    Liked by 1 person

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