Kosher Mexican Quesadilla Pie

Tex-Mex Lasagne with a "wow"

One Queen in the kitchen reader said Kosher Mexican Quesadilla Pie is her perfect kind of D-I-S-H. Why?   Because it is:

Delish! with Ingredients ~that are easy to find. It is Simple ~the kids can make this & Has adaptability ~make it how you like it.

Just layer inexpensive, easy to find soft flour tortillas with any odds and ends in your fridge, or make it your signature dish using the filling and seasoning suggestions you choose from the lists below. 

The Quesadilla Pie Recipe

5 large soft flour tortillas 

2-4 tablespoons butter or olive oil

2 cups grated cheddar, jack or mozzarella cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

4 cups seasoned filling*

1. Mix filling* ingredients (see below).

2. In a medium bowl, mix cheese with the mayonnaise.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F.   Coat a large (12"-14" diameter) skillet with butter, olive oil or cooking spray. 

4. Place one tortilla on the bottom of the pan. Spread 2/3 cup cheese mixture over tortilla and cover with 1 cup of filing . Top with another tortilla. Repeat, ending with a tortilla. 

5. Dot top tortilla with a generous dose of butter or drizzle of olive oil. Cover tightly with pan lid or foil for and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

6. Remove pan from oven and set oven to Broil. Broil 2-3 minutes, until the top is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Slide quesadilla on to a serving plate. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.  Serve with sour cream.

*TO MAKE FILLING: In a medium bowl, mix together your choice of fillings and seasonings to equal 4 cups. Choose 3-4 ingredients from the "filling" list and season to taste from the "seasoning" list. 


Black or Pinto Beans

Refried beans or hummus

Bell Peppers ,thinly sliced 

Tomatoes, chopped and drained

Avocado slices or guacamole

Yellow Squash, thinly sliced

Corn kernels

Olive slices

Soy "beef" crumbles, prepared 

Chopped onions, sweet, white, red or green; fresh or sautéed

Chiles: fresh, canned in adobo, green canned chiles, jalapeño, chopped



Chili powder 

Garlic Powder

Chipotle or fajita seasoning

Cilantro, fresh, chopped

Parsley, fresh or dried




Dried red pepper flakes

Salt & pepper

makes 6-8 servings ~ can make ahead~ active time: 20 minutes ~ cooking time: 45 minutes

photo credit:

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin ~ The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.

As featured in Mishpacha, the Jewish Press, Hamodia,  Yated & 5Towns Jewish Home

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