How to Make Quesadillas on the Grill

If you’re grilling, why not make some quesadillas, too?
How to Make Quesadillas on the Grill

Quesadillas grilled directly on the grates of your barbecue will have a subtle smoky flavor.

Quesadillas make a quick, easy, and delicious meal or appetizer. Quesadillas are made by heating cheese and your choice of fillings between two flour tortillas, usually in a frying pan on the stove. But quesadillas are also great for outdoor entertaining and can be made on the grill as well.

Once you layer shredded cheese and your choice of toppings between two flour tortillas, you can cook the quesadilla directly on the grates of your grill, flipping it halfway through its cook time so that the quesadilla has nice char marks on both sides.  If you’re stuffing the quesadilla with a lot of fillings, or if keeping the two tortillas together is a concern, you can wrap the tortilla in aluminum foil before placing it on the grill. The only disadvantage of this method is you won’t get the subtle smoky flavor of the grill because the tortillas won’t be charred. If you cook the quesadilla in foil on your grill, be sure to use tongs or protective gloves to unwrap it from the hot foil — if you leave the cooked quesadilla in the foil wrapping, it will steam and get soggy.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.