A quesadilla is a popular Mexican dish. It’s basically a flour tortilla with a cheese filling. Extra ingredients inside the quesadilla can include shredded meat, peppers, onions or guacamole.
As Mexican families are often pretty big, cooking too many quesadillas during dinner can be annoying. Luckily, you don’t have to throw them away as they are relatively easy to reheat.
Using a microwave to reheat a quesadilla
Using the microwave is the easiest option to reheat a quesadilla. It takes less than a minute, and requires slim to none preparation.
- Place your quesadilla on a plate that’s safe for the microwave.
- Microwave on high for about half a minute before checking the heat.
- Is your quesadilla not warm enough yet? Repeat for another 15-30 seconds.
- Repeat step two and three until your quesadilla is at the desired temperature.
A downside of using the microwave to reheat your quesadilla is that it might lose its crispy exterior. That doesn’t mean it’s not possible, but it’s kind of a trade-off. You can reheat them within a minute, but some crispiness will be lost.
Throw the quesadillas in the oven
If you do enjoy the crispiness, and you have the patience to wait around 10-15 minutes, then using the oven might be your best bet.
- Preheat the oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Grab a baking sheet and place your quesadilla in the middle.
- Wait for about 10 to 12 minutes before taking your tortilla out of the oven. By now, the cheese should be melted throughout the whole quesadilla.
Use your stove to reheat the quesadillas
Another way of reheating your quesadillas is by using your stove and a skillet. This is a quick and easy way that will also allow for some desired crispiness to stay.
- Heat the stove to a medium temperature.
- Put a bit of oil inside the skillet (optional) and place it on the stove.
- Wait for a few minutes so that the skillet can become hot.
- Place the quesadilla on one side and wait for about 15 to 30 seconds before flipping it over.
- Flip it over a couple of times again, and you should be good to go.
Reheat your quesadillas using an air fryer
Another easy method of reheating your quesadillas is by using the air fryer. This is also a method that will keep some crispiness.
- Preheat your air fryer to around 330 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Place your quesadilla inside the air fryer.
- Let it run, and check it every few minutes until it’s done.
Every quesadilla might have another cooking time in the air fryer, as there are many kinds and sizes with different ingredients.