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14 Quesadilla Fillings That Make the Best After-School Snacks

Kids can be picky eaters, that's no secret. So trying to make sure that they're getting the right combination of nutrients in their snacks can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are quesadillas to solve this problem. Easy to cook and beloved by all, this Tex-Mex dish is the solution for even the pickiest palette. No longer are they just tortillas filled with chicken and cheese. In today's world, quesadilla filling options are as endless as your imagination.

You'll never make just plain cheese again.

1. Pizza Quesadillas

Pizza plus a quesadilla. Need we say more? Just plop that pizzadilla on the griddle or in a large skillet and cook on medium heat to high heat until golden brown and crispy.

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2. Cuban Quesadillas

Cuban sandwiches are one of the most consistent recipes out there. Why? Because they are always great. If you put them in a tortilla as a quesadilla filling, somehow they magically become even more delicious. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

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3. BLT Quesadillas

With three ingredients, a BLT is a classic that makes everyone love their veggies. Adults love it, kids love it. Try it. It'll be the best quesadilla you've ever had.

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4. Teriyaki Chicken Quesadillas

Have leftover chicken? This quesadilla recipe is a great way to reheat it. It's incredibly delicious and guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest of kids. Plus, no prep time involved since you already have the chicken. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal.

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5. Sloppy Joe Quesadillas

These quesadillas reinvent a childhood classic and make them irresistible. They may still be a sloppy mess, but who doesn't love a challenge? Use flour tortillas or corn tortillas depending on your preferences!

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6. Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Well, realistically weren't you going to stuff your fajitas into a tortilla anyways? Add some pico de Gallo and guacamole, and flavor with chipotle or chili powder, cumin and taco seasoning for extra flavoring!

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7. Spinach-Artichoke Quesadillas

This classic dip gets an upgrade when you put it between two tortillas. It may even become a secret weapon to get your kids to ask for a dish with spinach.

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8. Open-Face Veggie Enchilada Quesadillas

These vegetarian quesadillas combine the two great Mexican food staples: enchiladas and quesadillas. Put in some yummy veggies like diced bell pepper, red onion, green onion and jalapeño peppers. Plus, get some vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, and vitamin A. What could there possibly be not to love?

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9. Creamy Buffalo Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

Buffalo sauce makes everything delicious. You know it and your kids know it too. So why not allow this sauce to continue on its quest for culinary greatness and add it to a quesadilla?

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10. Breakfast Quesadillas

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Plus, it's delicious. So why not eat breakfast for snack?

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11. Cheeseburger Quesadilla


When your kids need a little more substance and protein in their snack, why not give them something you know they'll love? Like a burger and some melted cheese. Use cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese or classic mozzarella to make this burger-cheese quesadilla as tasty as can be.

However, it's a fact that if you put a burger in a tortilla with melty queso it mysteriously manages to make it more delicious. It's hard to beat this quesadilla filling!

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12. Quesadilla Rolls

Are you and your kids always on the go? Good news! These quesadillas are perfectly portable for even the busiest of schedules.

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13. Black Bean and Corn Quesadilla

Not every after school snack need have meat on it. Loaded with color, vitamin C and fiber, these cheesy,veggie-filled quesadillas will be a hit with the whole family.

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14. Peanut Butter, Strawberry, and Banana Quesadilla

Please note: After eating this quesadilla, your kids will never want to eat a regular PB&J again.

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This post was originally published on August 27, 2018.