The perfect spur-of-the-moment snack—will you top yours with guacamole, salsa, or sour cream?
Lay tortillas on cutting board. Sprinkle half of cheese over half of first tortilla. Fold tortilla in half, forming half-moon shape with cheese inside, and press to flatten. Repeat with second tortilla and remaining cheese.
Use pastry brush to brush top of each quesadilla with 1 teaspoon oil. Place quesadillas in 10-inch nonstick skillet, oiled sides down. Brush second side of each quesadilla with another 1 teaspoon oil.
Heat skillet over medium heat and cook until bottoms of quesadillas are crisp and well browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
Use tongs to flip quesadillas and cook until second sides are crisp and browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off heat.
Quesadillas might just be the perfect snack. You need just three ingredients—flour tortillas, cheese, and some vegetable oil—and the recipe comes together really quickly. To make this recipe extra simple, use shredded cheese. If you have a block of cheese in the fridge, just run it over the large holes of a box grater.
If you want to make quesadillas for a crowd, transfer the first batch to a rimmed baking sheet and keep it warm in a 200-degree oven. Go ahead and use more tortillas, cheese, and oil to make a second batch. Let all four quesadillas cool, and then slice and enjoy. You can serve quesadillas as is (they are so good), but you can get fancy by serving quesadillas with a spoonful of sour cream, plain Greek yogurt, salsa, or guacamole.