Shrimp Quesadillas

Calling all shrimp lovers!!! This recipe is for you! We’ve made these Shrimp Quesadillas twice now and my entire family LOVES them so much, I just added them to our regular meal rotation. They taste delicious and are pretty simple to throw together. I’m not even a huge shrimp fan, but I’ll eat these any day! Give them a try and tell me what you think…


  • 1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined and defrosted if you buy them frozen
  • 1/4¬†teaspoon ground chipotle chile
  • 5 tbs lime juice
  • 1¬†tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Soft-taco-size flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In small bowl, toss shrimp, chipotle chile and lime juice then set aside.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil, then add pepper and onion. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer shrimp mixture to bowl and cover to keep warm.
  5. Butter one side of each tortilla and place buttered side down on skillet or griddle. Add shrimp mixture, cheese, and cilantro, then add a second tortilla, butter side up.
  6. Cook quesadilla about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, then flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese melts.
  7. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and guacamole!


This recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2009

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. Aiming4Simple says:

    I'm glad you liked them too. I may need to use cilantro next time. Looks so delicious!

  2. Shrimp and quesadillas seem like an awesome combo! I never have thought to put them together. Have a great weekend.

  3. Is the ground chipotle chile spicy? Or just a different flavor? I am not sure my kids will like it.

    • Stephanie says:

      It isn’t spicy, just flavorful. I can’t handle spicy- I like to taste my food, not my snot- and spice always makes my nose runny!! :)