Best Shrimp Quesadilla

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Shrimp Quesadilla

  you can make at home! If you love Mexican food then this recipe you need to try next to save HUGE on restaurant food !

If you love having Mexican food then this recipe of Shrimp Quesadilla you need to try next - juicy delicious Shrimp cooked with bell pepper,onion,tomato and mixed with spices and cheese,layered between flour tortilla makes this amazing dinner recipe that you will keep repeating!

I have tried a lot of quesadilla's in restaurant or eat-out joints, but this is by the BEST and EASY recipe of quesadilla that you can try. 

Here the combination of Shrimp and Peppers in Quesadilla  work so well.You can also try using Chicken instead to make Chicken Quesadilla too. This would work equally wonderful.

I have shared a few of Mexican recipes, please have a look at them too: Bang Bang Shrimp TacoShredded/ Pulled Chicken TacoChicken and Cream Cheese Taquitos, Shrimp Fajitas.

You must have seen my love for Shrimp is so much that I have shared many Shrimp recipes and this recipe of Shrimp quesadilla is one the most favorite recipes of all time.

This recipe is also very easy to put-together and so quick.Amazingly flavorful Shrimp Quesadilla will be your favorite on menu.

When you will taste shrimp along with vegetables and spices cooked together and then layered between cheese and tortilla. When the cheese melts, makes an amazing symphony of spices and cheese, that every bite of this will make you crave for more.

Shrimp Quesadilla served with sour cream dip, shrimp tossed with veggies and served with cheese

Shrimp Quesadilla served with sour cream dip

How to make Shrimp Quesadilla:

In a mixing bowl,add shrimp,onion,peppers,tomato along with salt and other spices,chipotle chili and toss well to mix well.

On a skillet,spread the shrimp mix with oil and cook till done.

On a grilling pan /large pan / skillet,place the tortilla,spread the cheese mix and on top of that spread the shrimp mix again cover with little more of  cheese mix.

Cover with another tortilla.

Grill/cook till the cheese melts.

Cut into triangles like pizza slices or as per desire.

Serve hot.
What new flavors I can use in Quesadilla?

If you love to try new flavors which you have not tried before or want to make this recipe more exciting then try adding Chipotle Chile Powder for getting Chipotle Quesadilla .

You can go ahead and try adding Old Bay Seasoning to get another level of flavor  to your Quesadilla.

What to serve with Shrimp Quesadilla?

I have served the quesadilla with a sour cream + cream cheese topping/ dip.

You can also serve your favorite Salsa / Pico de gallo, guacamole or any other topping/dip of your choice.

Ingredients to make Shrimp Quesadilla:

Shrimp:  Use Small sized shrimp here.If you prefer medium then go for that size. 

Use pre-cleaned shrimp but fresh would make the taste even better.

Tortilla:  Use the soft flour tortilla which are around 9 to 10 Inch in size not the smaller 6 Inch ones.

Chipotle Chili in Adobo Sauce: This is the best ingredient I have used in this recipe. Soooo much flavor! 

Skip it if you do not want to use,the recipe still is very flavorful.

Veggies:  I have used a mix of Red sweet Onion, Red Bell Pepper and Tomato. You can add or skip the veggies as per personal preference.

Cheese:  I have used a mix of shredded sharp cheddar and mozzarella. You can go for combination of any Mexican cheese blends.

Spice Mix:  For most recipes I use a homemade spice mix rather than getting a new spice bottle for each recipe. 

Here I have mixed together Oregano,Parsley,garlic powder,onion powder,black pepper powder,cayenne pepper/smoked paprika.

How to make best Shrimp Quesadilla

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Best Shrimp Quesadilla

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 03/06/2019
Best Shrimp Quesadilla
The best Shrimp Quesadilla ever! Juicy shrimp cooked with Bell Pepper,Onions,tomato and spices till soft,mixed with spices and cheese and layered between tortilla to cook to perfection- this Shrimp Quesadilla recipe is the EASY and BEST Quesadilla you can have!


  • 1 lb Shrimp,small,cleaned,deveined
  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper,chopped,ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 Large Red Sweet Onion,chopped
  • 2 Large Tomato,chopped,seeds removed
  • As per need Salt
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • 1 tsp Oregano,dried
  • 1/2 tsp Parsley Flakes,dried
  • 1 tsp Garlic,powder
  • 1 tsp Onion,powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper,powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Red Pepper Powder/ Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Sprigs,Cilantro,chopped
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 9 or 10 Inch Flour Tortillas
  • 2 to 3 Cup Cheese Mix (I used Sharp Cheddar and Mozzarella mix)


  1. In a bowl,mix shrimp,onion,tomato,bell pepper,spices,chipotle chili,salt and toss well.
    In a pan,add olive oil and spread the shrimp mix evenly.
    Add the cilantro,lime juice and mix well.
    Cook till shrimp is pink and veggies are soft and cooked well.
  2. On a grilling plate/ skillet/ large pan,place the tortilla,spread little cheese mix then the layer of generous amount of shrimp mix then another generous layer of cheese mix.
    Cover with another tortilla wrap and let them grill/ cook till cheese melts and the tortillas get crispier.
  3. Cut the quesadilla into 4 equal halves. Make cut horizontal and then vertical from the center.
    Serve immediately with a dip of your choice.
    Note: The dip shown in the pictures is mix of Sour Cream and Cream Cheese with chopped cilantro. The quantity of sour cream is more than cream cheese.
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 00:15:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:20:00 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.
Tags: shrimp quesadilla,quesadilla,easydinner,mexican

Shrimp Quesadilla

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