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Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas: A Classic Combo

Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas are a type of quesadilla that typically includes shredded cheddar cheese and cooked bacon. The cheese is usually melted between two tortillas, along with other ingredients such as green chiles, scallions, or apple. The bacon is often cooked until crispy and then crumbled before being added to the quesadillas. 

The quesadillas can be served with a variety of toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. They are a quick and easy meal that can be customized to taste by adjusting the amount of cheese or adding different types of vegetables or meats.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Bacon lovers, cheese fanatics, and anyone looking for a quick yet satisfying meal.
  • Estimated Duration: 20 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Approximately 350-400 calories per serving, 18g protein, 20g carbs, 25g fat.

About This Recipe

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe takes the classic combination of cheddar cheese and bacon to new heights, all encased in a crisp tortilla.

Equipment Required

  • Non-stick skillet or griddle
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon butter for cooking
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon chopped green onions for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook Bacon: Fry bacon strips until crisp, then crumble them into small pieces.
  2. Cheesy Goodness: Shred cheddar cheese if not pre-shredded.
  3. Mix: Combine crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar in a mixing bowl.
  4. Ready Tortillas: Lay each tortilla flat on your cutting board.
  5. Assemble: Spread the bacon and cheddar mixture on one half of each tortilla.
  6. Fold and Cook: Fold tortillas in half. Heat butter in a skillet, then add the folded tortillas.
  7. Crisp and Melt: Cook until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish and Cut: Optionally sprinkle green onions on top, let cool for a minute, then slice into wedges.

Side Dishes

  • Coleslaw
  • Baked beans
  • Pickles or pickle spears

Storage Options

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat on a skillet for the best texture and taste.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Swap cheddar for Monterey Jack for a milder flavor.
  • Use turkey bacon for a healthier alternative.
  • Replace green onions with chives for a subtler taste.

Alternatives to This Meal

  • Bacon and Cheddar Loaded Fries
  • Cheddar and Bacon Omelette
  • Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Potatoes

If you are interested in reading more about Cheese Quesadilla Ideas, please take a look at these related articles: Blue Cheese and Steak Quesadillas or Monterey Jack and Chicken Quesadillas.


Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas deliver an unbeatable combination of flavors and textures that never go out of style. Easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy, they’re a hit for any occasion. Perfect for those who love comfort food with a touch of decadence!