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Best Shrimp Quesadilla Recipe

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Quesadillas are a quick and easy dinner idea that are perfect for a busy night.  This shrimp quesadilla recipe is a delicious twist on a Mexican classic.  Filled with melted cheese and shrimp and topped with sour and guacamole, these quesadillas will make your taste buds smile.

plate of shrimp quesadillas topped with guacamole sour cream and cilantro with a side of rice
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…

How To Make Shrimp Quesadillas

This recipe is super easy to make especially if you buy flour tortillas from your local grocery store.  If you want to really want to thank your taste buds, you should trying making your own tortillas using my favorite homemade flour tortilla recipe.

Easy Shrimp Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a quick and easy dinner idea that are perfect for a busy night.  This shrimp quesadilla recipe is a delicious twist on a Mexican classic.  Filled with melted cheese and shrimp and topped with sour and guacamole, these quesadillas will make your taste buds smile.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Quesadilla
Calories 356 kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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!

What Toppings Go On Shrimp Quesadillas

Once you’ve made this delicious recipe, you’ll need to add your favorite topping.  While store bought toppings are good, here are a few of our favorite recipes to try with your shrimp quesadillas that take only a few minutes to prepare and are absolutely amazing!

More Delicious Quesadilla Recipes

What I love about quesadillas, is that you can make them using so many different ingredients and they all taste fabulous.  If you need more quesadilla inspiration, here are a few more quesadilla recipe variations to try.

stack of cheesy shrimp quesadillas on a white plate with sour cream and avocado on top and a side of rice

This recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in November 2009

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