Tuesday is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Two Great Quesadilla Recipes

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Next Tuesday, April 12, honors one of the all-time great culinary staples – the grilled cheese sandwich. Cheese on bread has been around since the Romans ruled the world, but it didn’t take its present form until about the 1920s, when cheese and bread became relatively abundant in America. Since then, the grilled cheese sandwich has become popular around the world.

So to honor the grilled cheese sandwich, our recipe this time will be for the cheese quesadilla, courtesy of Chef Patience from Food.com.

You will need:

  • One tablespoon of butter
  • Two flour tortillas. You choose the size
  • One cup of shredded cheddar cheese, more for larger tortillas
  • Sour cream for topping

To make:

  • Melt about half the butter in a skillet large enough to hold a tortilla.
  • Fry one side of a tortilla, then take it from the pan. Add the remaining butter and the other tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese over the tortilla in the pan, and then put the other tortilla over the cheese, browned side up. Press the two tortillas together with a spatula or some similar implement and fry the quesadilla until the cheese is melted.
  • Take it from the pan, cut into wedges, top with the sour cream and/or salsa, and enjoy!

Here’s another cheese quesadilla recipe with a few more ingredients from Taste of Home.com.

You will need:

  • Four flour tortillas
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • Two ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • One-quarter cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • One-quarter cup of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Two tablespoons of thinly sliced green onion
  • One tablespoon of minced fresh cilantro
  • Two teaspoons of chopped ripe olives
  • One-quarter cup of salsa

To make:

  • Spread the butter on one side of each of the tortillas.
  • Take one of the tortillas and spread cream cheese over the side that’s not buttered.
  • Then sprinkle the cheeses, olives, onion, and cilantro over the cream cheese. Put the other tortilla on top with the buttered side up.
  • Cook the quesadilla in a griddle on medium heat for about one to two minutes on each side or until the cheese is melted. Cut it into wedges and serve with the salsa.

Visit Mattito’s in the days before and after Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day to enjoy our quesadillas as appetizers or even as your main meal (we offer quesadillas stuffed with spinach, brisket or with beef or chicken fajita). Visit the location nearest you. And say cheese!

By Tomwsulcer (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons