Quesadilla definition

kāsə-dēyə
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A grilled dish like this, consisting of two flour tortillas with a layer of cheese and, variously, chicken, peppers, vegetables, etc. between them.
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A flour tortilla folded in half around a savory filling, as of cheese or beans, then fried or toasted.
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A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla filled with cheese, squash blossoms, or a spicy mixture, then folded and deep-fried.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
quesadilla
Plural:
quesadillas

Origin of quesadilla

  • American Spanish from Spanish diminutive of quesada type of cheesecake from queso cheese from Old Spanish from Latin cāseus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition