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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla

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Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla has a crispy shell and perfectly melted cheese in the center, then topped with your favorite toppings. The perfect weeknight dinner without all the grease from frying in a pan.

Air fryer quesadilla

My air fryer and the instant pot have been such a game-changer when I’m trying to rush and make a quick meal they have saved me on so many occasions. Having quick meals like Air Fryer Hot Dogs and Instant Pot homemade hamburger helper is a lifesaver when I’m in a hurry.

Air Fryer Cheese Quesadilla is no different this was such a quick meal that everyone in my house loved.

cheesy Quesadilla in air fryer

What do you need For Air Fryer Quesadilla?

The great thing about making quesadillas is you can please even the pickiest eater. We used chicken in ours but you can also use beef, pork, or just plain cheese works also.

quesadilla ingredients
  • Air Fryer
  • Corn tortillas or flour tortillas
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Olive Oil or Cooking Spray
  • Shredded Chicken, Beef, or Pork (optional)

Toppings:

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Black Beans
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese
  • Green Onions
Air fryer quesadilla crispy

Step by Step Directions For Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla

  • Pre-heat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Spread shredded cheese on half of the tortilla shell.
Add cheese to tortilla shell
  • Add your favorite cooked meat like rotisserie chicken, beef, or pork.
Add meat on top of cheese
  • Fold the tortilla in half.
  • Spray top with olive oil or cooking spray.
fold tortilla in. half
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.
In Air Fryer Basket
  • Flip over and cook for an additional 5 minutes until golden brown.
Golden Brown quesadilla

Chef Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure you pre-heat the air fryer.
  • You can add veggies or meats to your tortilla.
  • Spray with cooking oil or coat with olive oil for a crispier crust.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Cheese is best for a Quesadilla in air fryer

Monterey Jack is the best cheese for this recipe. It’s best to shred the cheese yourself it melts much nicer than the pre-shredded cheese.

How Long to Cook Air Fryer Quesadillas?

10 minutes on 400 degrees flipping over after 5 minutes.

What type of tortilla shell can I use?

You can use flour or corn shells, you can even use the low-carb tortillas for a healthier option.

How To Reheat Leftover Quesadillas

You can reheat them right in the air fryer for 3 minutes.

How to Store

You can place the quesadillas in an air-tight container for 5 days.

Can I Freeze Quesadillas?

Yes, you can freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight container.

What to serve with Air Fryer Quesadillas?

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla
Air fryer quesadilla

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Quesadilla has a crispy shell and perfectly melted cheese in the center, then topped with your favorite toppings. The perfect weeknight dinner without all the grease from frying in a pan.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tortilla Shells
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees
  2. Spread shredded cheese on half of the tortilla shellAdd cheese to tortilla shell
  3. Add your favorite cooked meat like rotisserie chicken, beef, or pork.
  4. Fold the tortilla in half.Add meat on top of cheese
  5. Spray top with olive oil or cooking spray.fold tortilla in. half
  6. Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 5 minutes.In Air Fryer Basket
  7. Flip over and cook for an additional 5 minutes until golden brown.Golden Brown quesadilla

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 7g

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