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The Greatest Quesadilla

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 3 servings
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1 cup grated white Cheddar cheese

1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese 

1 cup grated pepper jack cheese 

6 tablespoons salted butter

Six 8-inch flour tortillas 

Pinch of kosher salt 

Pinch of freshly ground black pepper 

2 Roma tomatoes, diced 

One 4-ounce can diced green chiles, drained 

9 fresh cilantro sprigs, for garnish 


  1. Toss together the Cheddar, Monterey Jack and pepper jack in a bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in large skillet over medium heat. Place a single tortilla in the skillet. Sprinkle a little less than a third of the cheese blend over the tortilla. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add about a third of the diced tomato and a third of the chiles. Sprinkle a touch more cheese over the whole thing and gently top and press with a second tortilla. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes.
  3. Carefully flip the quesadilla to the other side. Continue cooking until the second side is golden, 3 to 4 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Slice each quesadilla into wedges and garnish with cilantro sprigs.