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Easy Shrimp Quesadilla Recipe

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: seafood
Servings: 4 Quesadillas
Calories: 579kcal


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


  • In small bowl, toss shrimp, chipotle chile and lime juice then set aside.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat oil, then add pepper and onion. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes.
  • Transfer shrimp mixture to bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • 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.
  • Cook quesadilla about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted, then flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese melts.
  • Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and guacamole!


Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 345mg | Sodium: 1647mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1498IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 644mg | Iron: 5mg