Grilled Quesadillas

Grilled Quesadillas

Searching for more reasons to use your grill? This grilled cheese quesadilla is the perfect combo of comfort food, Tex-Mex flavor and an easy grill recipe. If you're tired of burgers and hot dogs, then layer cheese and tasty fillings like bell pepper, tomatoes, Old El Paso™ Fat-Free Refried Beans and Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles between flour tortillas. Ready in just 30 minutes, Grilled Quesadillas are great for lunch or dinner. Cut it into quarters for an easy shareable snack. Quesadilla recipes on the grill may become a summer favorite. Mix it up by adding different fillings for a versatile meal perfect for the grill.
Prep 30 Minutes
Total 30 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 8 flour tortillas from 1 package (10 count) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft tacos and Fajitas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ fat-free refried beans (from 16-oz can)
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, any color
  • 1 small tomato, seeded, diced
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded taco-seasoned cheese blend (6 oz)
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Lightly spray one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. On unsprayed side of each of 4 tortillas, spread 1/4 cup beans. Sprinkle each evenly with 1/4 of the bell pepper, tomato, green chiles and cheese. Top each with remaining tortilla, sprayed side up; press down firmly.
  2. Place quesadillas on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until cheese is melted.
  3. To serve, cut each quesadilla into quarters. Serve with sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • Assemble these grilled quesadillas on a large cookie sheet. The cookie sheet is convenient for transporting them to the grill. Use a broad pancake turner to turn the quesadillas.
  • Assemble the quesadillas up to one hour in advance. Slide them into resealable food-storage plastic bags until you are ready to grill.
  • To add more color and nutrients to these versatile grilled cheese quesadillas, add diced fresh vegetables or a scattering of leftover vegetables with the bell pepper and tomatoes.


Calories200(Calories from Fat90),Total Fat10g(Saturated Fat5g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol20mgSodium610mgTotal Carbohydrate20g(Dietary Fiber3g Sugars2g),Protein9g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C8%;Calcium15%;Iron10%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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