que·​sa·​dil·​la ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə How to pronounce quesadilla (audio)
 also  -ˈt͟hē-,
 or  -ˈt͟hēl-yə
: a tortilla filled with cheese and often a savory mixture (as of meat and vegetables), folded, and usually fried

Examples of quesadilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Customers get chips and their choice of salsa, their pick between chicken tinga quesadilla, chicken enchiladas and tacos for their entrée and churros for dessert. Miranda Jeyaretnam, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Aug. 2023 Don't skip a shrimp quesadilla from the poolside snack stand! Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2023 Soon lunch arrives, an international smorgasbord of latkes, kale salad, a chicken quesadilla and matzo ball soup. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023 The winners can grab one free regular menu entrée item, like a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos, quesadilla or salad, with the purchase of an entrée item at regular price. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 Our favorite fast dinners include tangy kimchi quesadillas, spicy sausage patty melts, and sunny saffron butter pappardelle. Zoe Denenberg, Bon Appétit, 18 Aug. 2023 Aside from whatever recipe the kitchen chefs up on a daily basis, Lakewood Village Tavern is another staple spot for burgers, wings, quesadillas, and other bar snacks. 4. Alex Darus, cleveland, 16 Aug. 2023 Chicken nachos ring in at $10 and chicken quesadillas at $8. Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 22 July 2023 Lunch specials include combo plates for customers to choose from different tacos, gorditas, guisados and quesadillas. Haeven Gibbons, Dallas News, 22 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, cheese pastry, diminutive of quesada, from queso cheese, from Latin caseus

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quesadilla was in 1848

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“Quesadilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quesadilla. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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