- a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla filled with cheese, squash blossoms, or a spicy mixture, then folded and deep-fried
- a grilled dish like this, consisting of two flour tortillas with a layer of cheese and, variously, chicken, peppers, vegetables, etc. between them
Origin of quesadillaMexican Spanish ; from Spanish queso, cheese ; from Classical Latin caseus: see cheese
Origin of quesadillaAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, type of cheesecake, from queso, cheese, from Old Spanish, from Latin caseus.
- A Mexican dish made by filling a tortilla (corn or flour) with cheese, folding in half and toasting until the cheese is melted. Additional ingredients, such as meats (chicken or beef, commonly), or vegetables can be added. Often served with salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream.