Last updated on August 18th, 2022 at 02:19 am
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Quesadillas are delicious and a somewhat easy meal to prepare. You gather all your ingredients of tortillas, cheese, veggies, and meat to melt together. Quesadillas are also a great solution for picky eaters.
For example, if you have a child who loves chicken, make them a chicken quesadilla. If you have a child who prefers beef over chicken, then a beef quesadilla for dinner it is.
Do you have a child who loves bacon and puts it on everything? Perfect, they can have a bacon quesadilla.
Do you have a family member that loves all things breakfast? You can create a breakfast quesadilla with eggs and cheese for them.
However, if you have now started to cater to everyone’s individual tastes, your easy and fast dinner of quesadillas just became a bit more in-depth and complicated. Is there a way you can still cater to everyone’s specific tastes and not spend hours in the kitchen?
Can you make your quesadillas ahead of time and freeze them for later?
Absolutely, you can freeze quesadillas for dinner at a later date. Freezing dinners ahead of time makes future dinners much less stressful.
Quesadillas will typically last in the freezer for up to four months, but are best eaten within two. You can use these frozen quesadillas for breakfast or dinner.
Here are the steps to follow when freezing quesadillas.
All you need is eggs, cheese, and a tortilla to create your breakfast quesadilla. You can also choose to add other vegetables to the quesadilla as well.
You will whisk together the eggs, cheese, and any other ingredients you would like to add. Lay the tortilla flat in a greased pan and pour the egg mixture onto the tortilla.
After you have poured the mixture in, fold over half of the tortilla turning it into a quesadilla. Flip when ready to ensure even cooking.
After you have cooked the quesadilla thoroughly, place the quesadilla on a baking sheet in the freezer. After a few hours, remove the quesadilla from the freezer and place it in an air-tight container.
To create quesadillas, you only need a tortilla and cheese, any other ingredients are just bonus ingredients. Place the cheese and extra ingredients on the tortilla and fold the tortilla in half.
Once you have fully cooked the quesadilla in the pan, place the quesadilla on a tray in the freezer. After the quesadillas have been in the freezer for about two hours, remove them and place them in an air-tight container.
You can also just place the cheese and other ingredients on a tortilla, fold it in half, freeze the quesadilla uncooked, and after a few hours place the frozen, uncooked quesadilla in an air-tight container.
How Do You Heat Frozen Quesadillas?
There are few things more fulfilling than realizing that you have a quick and easy dinner prepared in the freezer. It’s just a matter of taking it out and warming it up.
However, not all frozen foods are reheated equally. Lasagnas can take an hour to warm before being ready after having been frozen. Pizza takes close to a half-hour to be ready, and Hot Pockets can be thrown into the microwave and are ready to go in a few minutes.
What about quesadillas? Do they take a long time to be reheated for dinner and how can you do it?
You can reheat your quesadillas easily and quickly in the microwave. Remove them from the freezer and reheat the quesadillas in the microwave for two to three minutes or until it’s warmed all the way through.
You can also reheat your quesadillas in the oven if you are in the mood for crispier quesadillas. If you have a little more time on your hands, you can use the oven to reheat your frozen quesadillas.
Heat the oven to 325º. Place the quesadillas onto a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake the quesadillas for 10 minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted.
How Do You Keep Quesadillas From Becoming Soggy?
Have you ever reached for your quesadilla only to find it dripping with extra juices? The tortilla is extremely soggy and has no structure. It’s just a limp soggy triangle that once sounded like a good idea for dinner.
So what happened? Why did the quesadilla become soggy and is there a way to prevent it?
Your quesadilla may be soggy from using too much oil or butter when you fry it. Too much of anything is never really good, especially when it makes your crispy quesadilla soggy.
Another reason your quesadilla may be soggy is from extra moisture in the ingredients like vegetables.
When you prepare your quesadillas, pay extra attention to how “soggy” your ingredients are. If you are adding tomatoes, be sure and drain as much water as you can before adding them to your quesadillas.
Cut all the vegetables you plan on using for your quesadilla and place them on a baking sheet. Allow the vegetables to dry out for a bit before adding them to your quesadilla.
You can also add salt to help draw out any excess moisture.
What Cheese Is Best To Use For Quesadillas?
Cheese can be added to almost any dish and immediately make it better.
Are you having mashed potatoes? Now you can have cheesy mashed potatoes.
Are you having spaghetti or any other type of pasta? Perfect, add cheese and make your pasta much better.
Can’t stand eating vegetables but know that you really need to? Add cheese to make your veggies tolerable.
When it comes to the types of cheese to use, everybody has their preference. Some prefer to eat Gouda cheese where others might prefer cheddar or mozzarella instead.
What about quesadillas? Is there a special type of cheese that makes the quesadilla taste much better?
The cheese that is most often used in quesadillas is finely grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese. However, if you are looking for an extra bit of spice for your quesadilla, use pepper Jack cheese.
You can customize your quesadilla to your specific tastes.
Quesadillas are a great make-ahead dinner. You can freeze them for up to four months before you need to use them.
Your quesadillas will also last in the fridge for three days before needing to be eaten.
If you are unsure of what ingredients you like best for your quesadilla, try a few different ingredients to decide what quesadilla is your favorite. You can try various veggies, meats, and cheeses and have a different combination quesadilla every night of the week.