Can You Put A Quesadilla In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

You can put a quesadilla in an air fryer. In fact, cooking quesadillas in an air fryer is the easiest way to cook them. In our first recipe there are only two ingredients – Tortilla and cheese which takes hardly any time to prepare and cooks in a few minutes.

How To Cook Quesadillas In An Air Fryer (easy recipe)

You can use this simple recipe as a base for your own quesadillas or you can serve them as is.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tortillas
  • 85g (1 cup) Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Method

  1. Spray one side of the tortilla with olive oil
  2. Lay the tortilla oiled side down in the air fryer basket
  3. Spread the grated cheese all over the tortilla ensuring there is a thin lip all round the tortillas edge
  4. Place the second tortilla on top
  5. Spray with olive oil
  6. Using wooden toothpicks secure the top tortilla to prevent it flying off during cooking
  7. Air fry at 180 C (350 F) for 3 minutes
  8. Turn the quesadilla over 
  9. Air fry for a further 3 minutes
  10. Serve

Easy Air Fried Quesadillas Cooking Tips

  • You can use flour or corn tortillas for this recipe
  • Grate your own cheese because pre grated cheese doesn’t melt as well
  • We used cheddar cheese, but you can use any cheese that melts well
  • Keep the grated cheese spread evenly over the tortilla
  • Always remember to turn the tortilla midway through cooking to ensure an even crispiness
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the make and model air fryer you own
  • If you want to add a meat filling be sure it is fully cooked beforehand
  • You can add any fillings you prefer

Easy Air Fryer Quesadillas Filling Suggestions

You can just make cheese quesadillas or you can add any fillings of your choice. Here are a few ideas of fillings;

  • Pulled Pork
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Minced Beef
  • Jalapenos
  • Salsa
  • Different Cheeses
  • Sweet Corn
  • Refried Beans

How To Make A Tex Mex Quesadilla In An Air Fryer

This recipe draws on the classic Tex Mex idea of using cheese and refried beans.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons Refried Beans
  • 85g (1 cup) Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Method

  1. Spray one side of the tortilla with olive oil
  2. Place oil side down in the air fryer basket
  3. Spread refried beans on one half of the tortilla
  4. Sprinkle grated cheese on top of the beans
  5. Fold the tortilla in half and pin together using wooden toothpicks
  6. Repeat for the second tortilla
  7. Arrange the tortillas in the air fryer basket so that there is a gap between each one
  8. Air fry at 180 C (350 F) for 4 minutes
  9. Turn the quesadillas
  10. Cook for a further 4 minutes or until the tortillas are golden brown and crisp and the cheese has melted
  11. Serve

Air Fried Tex Mex Quesadilla Cooking Tips

  • You can use flour or corn tortillas for this recipe
  • We used tinned refried beans
  • We used cheddar cheese for this recipe but you can use any cheese that will melt well
  • Grate your own cheese – not only does it work out better value, it will also melt better
  • Cooking times are for guidance only because all air fryers are different
  • Remember to spray the tortilla with oil to ensure it crisps up nicely
Quesadilla

Air Fryer Easy Meat Filled Quesadillas

These meat filled quesadillas are cooked in very much the same way as other air fried quesadillas.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tortillas
  • 85g (1 cup) Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 85g (1 cup) Cooked Chicken (shredded)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Method

  1. Spray one side of a tortilla with olive oil
  2. Place oil side down in the air fryer basket
  3. Spread the grated cheese all over the tortilla
  4. Add the shredded chicken
  5. Place the second tortilla on top and pin down using wooden toothpicks
  6. Air fry at 180 C (350 F) for 5 minutes
  7. Remove the toothpicks
  8. Take the quesadilla from the air fryer basket
  9. Cut into quarters and serve

Air Fried Easy Meat Filled Quesadillas Cooking Tips

  • You can use any meat as long as it’s precooked first
  • You can substitute any cheese you prefer as long as it melts
  • All air fryers are different which means cooking times may vary
  • Grate your own cheese as this will always melt better

How To Cook Frozen Quesadillas In An Air Fryer

You can cook frozen quesadillas in an air fryer directly from the freezer. 

Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen Quesadillas

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 C (400 F)
  2. Place 2 frozen quesadillas in the air fryer basket ensuring there is a gap between each one
  3. Air fry for 5 minutes
  4. Turn the quesadillas
  5. Cook for a further 5 minutes
  6. Serve

How do the writers at CheckAppliance like their quesadillas?
The same way they like their jokes… cheesy! 😂

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you cook frozen quesadillas in an air fryer?

Once you have preheated the air fryer to 200 C (400 F) you will need to air fry the frozen quesadillas for around 8 to 10 minutes.

What happens to a tortilla in an air fryer?

Tortillas tend to become crispy in an air fryer. You can help them become crispy by spraying lightly with oil before cooking.

Are quesadillas crispy?

Quesadillas should be crisp on the outside and moist on the inside with a creamy cheese filling.

How long does it take to heat up a quesadilla in an air fryer?

In an air fryer preheated to 180 C (350 F) it will take around 3 to 5 minutes to heat up a quesadilla.

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