baked quesadillas

Baked Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are highly requested in my home, but I hate how long it takes to make multiple. I usually have to pull out at least a couple of pans so my kids aren’t fighting over who gets theirs first, and I’m not keen on using more dishes than I have to. Baked Quesadillas are the perfect way to make multiple quesadillas fast!

These Baked Quesadillas are loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and melty cheese and baked all together in the oven, so you can feed your family in a flash.

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Ingredients for Baked Quesadillas

These baked quesadillas are super hearty and have so much flavor. I love making quesadillas with meat and refried beans instead of just plain cheese. To make these baked quesadillas, you’ll need:

  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning (I always have this giant container from Amazon in my pantry at home so I never run out)
  • Water
  • Refried Beans
  • Non-stick spray
  • Colby Jack Cheese
  • Small Flour Taco Tortillas
  • Toppings like shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime (optional)
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How to Make Baked Quesadillas

Making these quesadillas is super simple. First, you’ll cook up your ground beef in a pan. I like to use this meat chopper to break up the meat super easily. Once that’s all cooked through, drain out the grease and add the taco seasoning and the water. Stir until the water is evaporated.

Prepare your sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper and spraying it with cooking spray. Next, lay out six tortillas on the baking sheet. Assemble each quesadilla by spreading the beans, cheese and meat on each tortilla. Top with another tortilla to form a quesadilla sandwich.

Bake at 450 for 8-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melty. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

More Mexican-Inspired Dinners

I’m from New Mexico, so I grew up eating so much delicious Mexican food. To be honest, I haven’t found very many spots for good Mexican food in Utah, so I make my own at home. Here are a few of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes that I know your family will love

Vegetarian Mexican Casserole

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

Baked Quesadillas

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Main, DinnerCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 lb Ground Beef

  • 1.5 tbsp Taco Seasoning

  • 1/3 Cup Water

  • 16oz Refried Beans

  • Non-stick spray

  • 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese

  • 12 Flour Small Taco Tortillas


  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet, drain grease then add the taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine.
  • Line your sheet pan with parchment paper, and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Line 6 of the tortillas on your pan. Spread some of the refried beans, taco meat, and cheese on top. Lastly place another tortilla on the very top.
  • Bake on 450 for 8-12 mins or until cheese is melty!
    Top with your favorite toppings.

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  1. Kimberly Estes

    We made these tonight and it was so simple and such a fun take on quesadillas! I added about 1/4 cup of onion while browning ground beef but followed everything else as noted. Topped with cilantro, salsa and sour cream. So good!

  2. I just made these for myself, a single lady who hates cooking but loves food, and it was the perfect recipe. And now I already have the taco beef made for the next round! Excited to try another one of your recipes!

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