Air Fryer Quesadillas are a super quick and easy weeknight meal or a fun snack anytime! You can have three quesadillas on the table in ten minutes – and everybody can customize theirs so it’s exactly what they want.
My quesadillas tend to be made up of leftovers – for these I had made a pound of ground beef for a pizza but only need 1/2 pound – so these will have hamburger, taco seasoning, cheese and salsa – pretty basic – but a great quick dinner!
What can you put in a quesadilla?
Anything and everything! Like I mentioned, leftover protein is frequent for me – whether it be scrambled eggs, leftover chicken, leftover steak, etc. But sometimes – cheese and salsa is just enough. Veggies are also fantastic! The main ingredient is of course CHEESE!
What kind of cheese is best in a quesadilla?
I like colby jack cheese the best for quesadillas – it’s melty and has some good flavor. You can also use the Mexican farmer cheese, mozzarella or cheddar – really as long as your cheese will melt – you’re good! You could even do American cheese or Velveeta!
How can you make air fryer quesadillas?
Well – there is one key trick – butter knives! You can do your quesadillas either laid out flat or fold them over. I didn’t feel like cutting them up – so I went with fold over. But with an air fryer – things blow around! I lay butter knives on top of the quesadillas so they stay folded over. I’ve used the same trick on bacon! It works! Warning: The knives are HOT AF when your quesadilla is done – so be sure to use a pot holder or tongs to pick them up.
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What to serve with an air fryer quesadillas?
Air Fryer Quesadillas
- 3-4 tortillas
- 2 tbsp softened butter
- 1 cup cooked beef or chicken
- 3 tbsp salsa
- 1 tsp taco seasoning
- 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- brush tortillas on one side with butter
- lay tortillas along side of air fryer (butter side down)
- spoon cooked ground beef onto half of tortilla
- top with salsa, taco seasoning and cheese
- fold tortilla over and lay a butter knife on top so they stay shut
- air fry at 350 for 4-5 minutes until cheese melts and tops start to brown