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 Seafood specials such as shrimp and lobster quesadillas ($18.99) also reflect Maria Pacheco’s creations, the Holders said. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 9 July 2024 For those under 10, there’s a $10 children’s menu, featuring cheese quesadillas, a roasted chicken leg plate with beans and rice, and a cheese burrito. Laura Ness, The Mercury News, 9 June 2024 Also available are appetizers, desserts and breakfast dishes that include the overnight French toast and rise and shine quesadillas. Shannon Greene, Charlotte Observer, 17 June 2024 Today the company is grappling with decisions to raise prices to offset increases in wages, as well as consumer backlash over the ability to order some menu items only online—including Niccol’s favorite barbacoa quesadilla—and portion sizes, which some say have dwindled. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for quesadilla 

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

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