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Sheet Pan Loaded Quesadillas

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I love a quesadilla. I used to eat them all the time as a kid, and now I make them for my kids! What’s not to love about cheesy, warm tortillas?

The *only* beef I have with quesadillas is they’re kind of inconvenient to make a lot of at the same time. I don’t want to pull out 4 skillets so I can have all of them ready at the same time, you know what I mean? And then I discovered the sheet pan quesadilla.

And not just any sheet pan quesadilla. This is a GIANT LOADED SHEET PAN QUESADILLA! I’m talking a sheet pan-sized quesadilla to cut into pieces and share with your fam. You’re going to love it!

Sheet Pan Quesadillas Ingredients

Loaded Quesadillas really can be super customizable, so if there is something missing on this list that you think would be amazing, feel free to add it in!

  • ground beef
  • white onion
  • taco seasoning
  • water
  • black beans (or use refried beans if you like them better!)
  • corn
  • salsa
  • burrito-sized tortillas (you could use normal size tortillas, but like, why would you? haha)
  • colby jack and cheddar cheese, or any type you prefer

How to Make Sheet Pan Quesadillas

People, we’re about to make a giant quesadilla. Get excited.

First, cook your ground beef and onion until the beef is done and the onions are soft. Pour out any excess grease.

Add your taco seasoning and water, and simmer for a couple of minutes. Add in your beans, corn, and salsa. You should have a delightful little taco mixture going on!

On a sheet pan, place 6 tortillas with about 1/3 of the tortilla hanging off the pan. Now place a tortilla in the center. There shouldn’t be any gaps in the bottom, so adjust your tortillas so there’s no sheet pan peaking through. Pour the cooked meat mixture to the center of the tortillas and spread. Top with cheese and green onion.

Once that’s all loaded to your liking, place a tortilla in the center of the quesadilla, and begin folding the first layer of tortillas up to meet the tortilla in the center. This should form a nice giant pocket.

Top the quesadilla with another sheet pan (make sure it is greased) to create a sort of giant quesadilla press!

Bake for about 20 minutes, then remove the top sheet pan and broil for a couple minutes until it’s nice and crispy! To serve, cut into squares and serve as you would a casserole. Top with your favorite toppings and revel in your giant quesadilla awesomeness.

Quesadilla Toppings

I love Mexican food because it has so many fun and delicious toppings. I mean, who doesn’t just want to add extra cheese and guac to everything? You can add any of these toppings to your quesadillas and it will just send them to the next level of deliciousness.

  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • lime wedges
  • guacamole
  • sliced avocado
  • green onions or cilantro
  • salsa

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Sheet Pan Loaded Quesadillas

4 from 9 votes
Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Main, Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 diced white onion

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 can of corn, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup salsa

  • 8 large burrito sized tortillas

  • 1 1/2 cup colby jack and cheddar cheese, or any type you prefer

  • non-stick spray

  • Equipment
  • 2 sheet pans

Directions

  • In a pan, cook ground beef and onion completely through and remove excess grease.
  • Add in taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Stir together and bring to simmer for about 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Add in black beans, corn and salsa. Combine well and remove pan from heat.
  • On a greased sheet, place 6 tortillas on sheet pan with about 1/3 of the tortilla hanging off the pan. Now place a tortilla in the center.
  • Pour the cooked meat into the center of the tortillas and spread evenly. Top with cheese and green onion.
  • Place a tortilla top and center and begin pulling over and folding the first layer of tortillas to completely cover.
  • Spray the bottom side of your second sheet pan and place on top of the giant quesadilla with light pressure applied.
  • Bake at 425℉ for 20 minutes, remove top pan and broil additional 1 – 3 minutes until desired crispness is achieved.

Recipe Video

4 Comments

  1. Kim Carswell

    We made this tonight and was very good! I made a queso (Velveeta and can of tomatoes with green Chiles) to dip the quesadillas in. Another great Julia recipe!

  2. Autumn Hardie

    I went grocery shopping today and almost ordered something quick to eat for when we got home since I had also worked before grocery shopping and I was tired. This was the PERFECT recipe to throw together for a night when I am as drained as the juice in the black beans. LOL. This was delicious! Thank you!

  3. This is so easy and so delicious, it has quickly become a favorite in our house. Thanks for this one!

  4. I made this recipe for my family and they absolutely loved it. Will definitely be making this again for a future dinner. Thank you Julia for this amazing dinner recipe!!

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