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Quesados: A Mexican Appetizer

Quesados: A Mexican Appetizer

Quesados are soft flour tortillas that are stuffed with cheese and served with sour cream and guacamole. When you are serving quesados to a large group of people however, double dipping in the sour cream and guacamole dishes could be an issue. Instead, I’ve mixed the sour cream, guacamole and the cheese and stuffed them to make perfectly tender crisp little sandwiches. Place a dish of sour cream on the plate with a spoon so that guests can spoon out a portion for themselves on their appetizer plate.

This appetizer recipe is part of my Mexican holiday menu that I submitted to the Breakstone’s Sour Cream Blogger Challenge. I have some tough competition, so I hope you’ll vote for my menu when the challenge opens on November 15th!

Meanwhile, these quesados are a must try. They are a very easy appetizer to make, they taste marvelous (you can’t eat just one!) and would be ideal for game day too. No one wants to spend all of their time in the kitchen at the holidays, even a dedicated foodie! Keeping some of your dishes simple will allow you the opportunity to spend time with friends and family.

You can use any cheese you like and even substitute prepared guacamole to save you some time. While you can certainly use corn tortillas for this appetizer, flour is softer and works better. Incidentally, I used Tortilla Land fresh tortillas. To prepare their tortillas you simply steam them or cook them in a dry skillet for 30 seconds each side. Delicious! Use your favorite flour tortillas, just be sure to warm them a bit before starting.

Note: If you happen to taste test the filling mixture before the appetizer is complete, don’t be alarmed at the salty taste. The finished quesados are not too salty and come out perfect.

Try my Shredded Chicken and Chile Enchiladas and for dessert, Mexican Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes with Dulce De Leche Frosting!

Quesados: A Mexican Appetizer

Rating: 51

Ingredients

  • 6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 ripe medium avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded Kraft Mexican Style Cheddar Pepper Jack
  • 1/4 cup Breakstone's sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack

Instructions

  1. Prepare tortilla by warming them in a dry, hot skillet or by steaming them. Keep tortillas warm. Place avocado, onion, lemon juice, salt and garlic powder in food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the avocado mixture, 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, sour cream, and 1/2 cup Colby Jack cheese.
  3. Spread avocado mixture on one side of 3 of the flour tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas and press down gently.
  4. Preheat broiler and using a pizza cutter, cut each tortilla into 8 triangles. Place on large cookie sheet and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of Colby Jack cheese. Broil about 3 minutes until cheese is just melted.
  5. Serve with sour cream or taco sauce. Corn tortillas can also be used.
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17 Responses to Quesados: A Mexican Appetizer

  1. 1
    Cookin' Canuck says:

    Fun appetizer! These would be gone in a flash at my house.

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    Great appetizer! Good luck!!!

  3. 3
    Debbie says:

    They look delicious. I am adding them to my holiday list!!!

  4. 4
    The Food Hound says:

    They scream football party!! I don't know what it is about Mexican, but it seems to go so well with sports. Delish!

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Do you mean quesadilla?

  6. 6
    Amanda says:

    Thanks guys!

    Anonymous – No these are not quesadillas, they are kind of a cross between quesadillas and tostados :)

  7. 7
    Denise * KKL Primitives says:

    Adding this to my fave Mex. dishes! Thanks Amanda!

  8. 8
    RecycleCindy says:

    Yummy looking and another wonderful creation from your kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 9
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says:

    All my favorite flavors in one fabulous recipe! These would be great for tailgating, too. Great job, Amanda!

  10. 10
    Sue says:

    Oh, I almost missed this one! YUM!!!

  11. 11
    Mags @ the Other Side of 50 says:

    Fantastic! I'm always looking for something new to make on game days.

  12. 12
    marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    Amanda, I love how simple this appetizer is. The only problem is there is no way I would be able to stop eating them! xo

  13. 13
    Amanda says:

    Thanks ladies!

  14. 14
    Lea Ann says:

    Never heard of these and they sound wonderful! Another bookmarked.

  15. 15
    Enrique says:

    Try stuffing hamburger meat in corn tortillas , fold them in half. Deep fry in batches.Serve with salsa or guacamole. shredded letucce and cream. Mmmm
    Enrique

  16. 16
    Amanda says:

    Thanks! Enrique, sounds delish!

  17. 17
    TraceyJoy says:

    my goodness Amanda I'll be making these little guys over the weekend!! With Mexican food you can never go wrong. Keep up the good work.

    I love that idea that Enrique shared too.

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