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Shrimp Quesadilla

Shrimp Quesadilla

Ready in less than 15 minutes and packed with so much amazing flavor! This is how you do weeknight dinner right.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 quesadillas 1x



18 fully cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 medium avocado, diced

1 Serrano or jalapeno pepper, cored, seeded, and minced

1 Roma tomato, diced

1/3 cup diced red onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese

86” flour tortillas


  1. Remove the tails from the shrimp and chop them into small pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients except for the cheese and tortillas.
  3. Preheat an electric griddle to 325 degrees, or use a large nonstick skillet and heat over medium.
  4. Assemble the quesadillas by laying down one flour tortilla and sprinkling some of the cheese all over the surface. Top the cheese with 1/4 of the filling mixture, then more cheese. Finish with one more flour tortilla on top.
  5. Place the quesadilla on the hot griddle and cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 3-4 minutes. Use a wide silicone spatula to carefully flip the quesadilla over and cook on the second side for the same amount of time.
  6. Remove the finished quesadilla to a cutting board and use a large chef’s knife to cut into 4 equal pieces. Serve immediately.


Air Fryer directions: assemble as directed above. Place one in the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees until golden brown, about 6-9 minutes. The total time will depend on the power level of your air fryer.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
  • Calories: 444 kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 1234 mg
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg

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