Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

Jalapeño popper quesadillas are a delicious and spicy twist on traditional quesadillas. They combine the creamy, cheesy goodness of jalapeño poppers with the convenience of quesadillas. Here’s how to make them:


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Cooking oil or butter, for cooking


Prepare the Filling:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, chopped jalapeño peppers, crumbled bacon, and chopped cilantro (if using). Mix everything together until well combined.

Assemble the Quesadillas:

  1. Lay out the flour tortillas on a clean surface.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture evenly among the tortillas, spreading it out on one-half of each tortilla.
  3. Fold the other half of each tortilla over the filling, creating a half-moon shape.

Cook the Quesadillas:

  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a small amount of cooking oil or butter.
  2. Place one or two quesadillas (depending on the size of your skillet) in the hot pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  3. If needed, press down on the quesadillas with a spatula to help them cook evenly.
  4. Remove the cooked quesadillas from the pan and place them on a cutting board.
  5. Let them cool for a minute before slicing them into wedges.


  1. Serve the jalapeño popper quesadillas hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.

These quesadillas are perfect as an appetizer, snack, or even a main dish if paired with a side salad. They have a creamy and spicy filling with a crispy, golden exterior, making them a crowd-pleaser for anyone who enjoys a little heat in their food.