que·​sa·​dil·​la | \ ˌkā-sə-ˈdē-ə How to pronounce quesadilla (audio) also -ˈt͟hē- or -ˈt͟hēl-yə \

Definition of quesadilla

: 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 Make sure to try: The lobster Benedict ($17) or quesadilla ($24). BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 Stephan’s menu of elevated hand-helds will include beef Wellington tacos (filet mignon, creamed spinach prosciutto, mushroom duxelles in a puff-pastry taco shell), lobster mac-and-cheese quesadilla, pepperoni pizza pop tarts and other items. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, 24 June 2021 Texas brisket meets Tex-Mex in quesadilla form, which sits right next to Kansas City burnt ends on the menu, but St. Louis – and Memphis-style ribs still reign supreme as Wobbly Boots’ signature dishes. Nathan Mattise, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2021 San Antonio and Southwest favorites such as shrimp cocktail and ceviche appetizers, tacos, a short rib quesadilla, green chile and chicken enchiladas, a Sonoran-style crispy hot dog and more. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Apr. 2021 Hamburger or cheeseburger, fry bread or tortilla sandwich with two patties, choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion, sandwiched similar to a quesadilla. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 10 June 2021 Sautéing or roasting various veggies like mushrooms and onions, along with a can of black beans, and adding it to a quesadilla is a great filling vegetarian meal without a lot of effort. Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021 From March 11 through March 21, Chipotle will offer a $0 delivery fee when guests order a quesadilla online. Coral Murphy Marcos, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2021 My daughter likes the quesadilla and my stepson gets this salad with steak that’s really good. New York Times, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of quesadilla

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quesadilla

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

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“Quesadilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quesadilla. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of quesadilla

: a Mexican food which consists of a flat piece of bread (called a tortilla) that is folded around a filling of meat, cheese, or other ingredients and usually fried

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