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

Definition of quesadilla

: a tortilla filled with cheese and often a savory mixture (as of meat and vegetables), folded, and usually fried

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There were also tortas, quesadillas, and Don Julio margaritas on offer. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 French Meadow Bakery & Cafe—serves up chipotle goat cheese quesadillas and bison short ribs along with scones and mini cheesecakes. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Airports in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Transfer quesadillas to a plate and repeat with remaining tortillas and filling, adding oil if pan looks dry. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "These Quesadillas Are Easy to Make, Easy to Love," 28 Sep. 2018 Some favorites include pulled pork with sweet plantain and hibiscus flower quesadillas. Susannah Rigg, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Mexico City," 13 Mar. 2018 The Resorts facility will offer not just hot dogs and chicken wings, but short rib empanadas, chipotle quesadillas, and jalapeno cheddar fries. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, "DraftKings, Resorts fire latest shot in sport book arms race," 14 Nov. 2018 When those quesadillas finally hit the market, Chipotle simply must get them right. Rachel Abrams, New York Times, "Chipotle Will Test a Quesadilla, and a New Strategy," 21 June 2018 When those quesadillas hit the market, Chipotle must get them right. BostonGlobe.com, "Saddleback Mountain buyer accused of bilking investor," 21 June 2018 The last few years, those quesadillas were indeed the breakfast of champions for those kids (and their parents) who surfed in the National Scholastic Surfing Assn. Joe Haakenson, latimes.com, "NSSA Jr. surfing program goes on ‘hiatus’," 10 June 2018

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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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The first known use of quesadilla was in 1848

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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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