a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla filled with cheese, squash blossoms, or a spicy mixture, then folded and deep-fried
A flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.
Origin of quesadillaAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, diminutive of quesada, type of cheesecake, from queso, cheese, from Old Spanish, from Latin cāseus.
- 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.