Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | June 28, 2016

Foodie Corner – 2016 – Post #6 – Fusion Quesadillas

My motto used to be “If it didn’t get done in the microwave, it didn’t get done.” I’ve since learned to use my electric oven and its four-burner cooktop. But …

Foodie Corner – 2016 – Post #6 – Fusion Quesadillas

What are fusion quesadillas?

My two cents, but please share yours:

Take Tex-Mex quesadillas and substitute fillings from other parts of the world.

Melt 1T of butter in a skillet set on medium-high.

Scoop your desired filling onto one half of a single tortilla, and carefully place it on the buttered skillet. Press firmly on the unfilled side of the tortilla with a spatula until it turns a golden brown underneath. (This saves you the effort of flipping the quesadilla, which can be a messy operation.)

Then fold this unfilled side over the filled side and continue to cook until both sides are golden brown. Slide the quesadilla onto a plate and serve.

A handful of filling suggestions:

  • Classic chicken salad (shredded chicken, diced celery, and mayonnaise)
  • Slices of honey ham and Swiss cheese
  • Chicken curry leftovers
  • Asian beef and broccoli leftovers
  • Pad Thai leftovers
  • Sliced meatballs in marinara sauce (use only a little sauce to prevent it leaking out all over the skillet)
  • Pepperoni, mozzarella, and shredded fresh basil
  • Shredded gruyere lightly drenched with dry sherry (use only a little wine to prevent it leaking out all over the skillet)

Play with this recipe, make it your own, and enjoy.


  1. We make these a lot!. It’s the go-to when we’re out of ideas 🙂

    • Hi D. Wallace, Do you have any favorite fillings for these quesadillas? Cheers, Ashley

      • Anything that’s in the fridge plus lots and lots of cheese! 🙂

      • Amen to the “lots and lots of cheese,” D. Wallace! 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  2. Ooh I want to try the curry leftovers. Haven’t had a curry in ages. Thanks!

    • Hi Catherine, What is your favorite curry dish? Lately, I’ve been spooning chicken curry over whole wheat orzo. Cheers, Ashley

      • I discovered orzo in NZ but haven’t found it yet here in Canada. That sounds yummy!

      • Hi Catherine, Orzo of various kinds like whole wheat is available on Amazon for home delivery. Cheers, Ashley

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