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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Recent Examples on the Web The Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheeses, which are both smooth melting cheeses that make a top-shelf quesadilla or can double as mozzarella on a pizza, won’t separate as badly once frozen. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Cooking with Paul: Your guide to storing and freezing cheese," 6 June 2020 Carefully flip the quesadillas over and place on the pizza stone, seam side down. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Loaded Queso Flameado Quesadilla," 29 Apr. 2020 Then the nopales-salsa mixture is punched up with some sweet corn before going into the quesadilla. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "I’m From Texas and This Is the Best Quesadilla I’ve Ever Had," 27 Jan. 2020 From the list of apertivos, the delicate and subtle aguachile of hokkaido scallop and the mushroom quesadilla sporting plumes of molten, red Oaxacan cheese serve best. Frier Mccollister, Orange County Register, "The Taste: Taco Maria’s Michelin-starred chef shares a secret sauce," 18 Dec. 2019 There so many alternative ways to make a quesadilla that are just as simple and way more delicious. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "No, You Shouldn't Try That Popular Toaster Quesadilla Hack from TikTok," 19 May 2020 Old Pueblo Cantina is focused on Sonoran foods, with flour tortillas made every day, and Sonoran quesadillas, or cheese crisps, which Old Pueblo Cantina tops with carne seca (dried beef), spicy chorizo and cheese. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Find Filipino food favorites in Naperville at Mesa Manila, plus more restaurant openings and closings around Chicago," 17 Sep. 2019 Pair them with a burrito, quesadilla, big plate or anything from Johnny Mango’s globally inspired menu. cleveland, "Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Cleveland with these takeout specials on May 5," 29 Apr. 2020 Create a mini-buffet of Cinco de Mayo staples from the $25.95 Botana Grande appetizer plate, packed with chicken quesadillas, bean and cheese nachos, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chicken flautas and fried jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Cinco de Mayo at home: 5 San Antonio restaurants for to-go margaritas, Mexican food amid coronavirus closures," 27 Apr. 2020

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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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23 Jun 2020

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“Quesadilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quesadilla. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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