January 25, 2011

Halo Quesadilla Recipe

Halo Quesadilla

I recently had the best quesadilla ever at the Terrace Pointe Cafe inside the Wynn in Las Vegas. The crunchy burnt cheese around the edges of the tortilla were to die for!

Whenever I find something I like at a restaurant, I try recreating it at home. Obviously, the Wynn has the presentation down to a science, but the homemade version was just as tasty. All you need to do is spray a bit of Pam in the pan and let the cheese spill over the edges of the tortilla. When it starts to brown, fold it in half and press the cheesy edges with a spatula to get them crunchy, rotating the pan to concentrate the heat where you need it. I don’t think I will be making a “normal” quesadilla ever again.

Optional add-ins: grilled chicken, black beans, seasoned ground beef, shredded beef, tuna

Quesadilla

Tags:
, ,


  • Bonnie

    Wow, Karen, that looks delicious! I’m going to try it out on my kids later today.

  • Joyce

    I missed what kind of cheese did you use? Looks yummy!

  • Saunya

    Love cheese! Looks yummy!

  • karen

    I use a mexican cheese blend.

  • Marsha Itro

    That looks yummy with the cheese browned around the edges. That is a keeper. I’ll be making some !!

  • Joyce in Tacoma

    So… you take a flour tortilla, pile it with Mexican cheese and cook as directed. Any coating underneath the cheese? Thanks! Joyce

  • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com/about.shtml Karen

    I spray pam in the pan to keep the cheese from sticking. And I use a mexican cheese blend.

  • Hannah B.

    I bet someone discovered that by accident the first time & it became a hit! lol It looks delish.

  • Theresa

    Looks yummy! I will definitely have to try it. Thanks !

  • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com/about.shtml Karen

    Most delicious accident ever! ;) Tonight, I made one with roasted chicken inside and dipped it in sour cream.

  • Ruth Langone

    It really looks out of this world, but where do I get Mexican cheese. Can it be bought in a regular supermarket?

  • http://www.mybargainbuddy.com/about.shtml Karen

    Ruth – Yes, just about any supermarket. Kraft or store brand will do.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tQjTjojgL._SS280_.jpg

  • Patsy

    These are really good! I don’t think I will be making regular quesadillas again. And definitely not in the microwave!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaac-Gearring/592368872 Isaac Gearring

    I would lay my flour totilla in pan first and then layered it like making a pizza. I would add my cheese on one side of the totilla, then add my fillings like peppers, diced onion, meat such as chicken, beef or pepperoni and then fold it oven. You would end up with a great tasting quesadilla without the cheese being burned on the edges!

    • Angle

      I think that’s the whole point is to have some crunchy cheese, or a “halo” around the edge. I guess that would be up to personal taste. :)

      Karen, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Isaac-Gearring/592368872 Isaac Gearring

    I would lay my flour totilla in pan first and then layered it like making a pizza. I would add my cheese on one side of the totilla, then add my fillings like peppers, diced onion, meat such as chicken, beef or pepperoni and then fold it oven. You would end up with a great tasting quesadilla without the cheese being burned on the edges!

    • Angle

      I think that’s the whole point is to have some crunchy cheese, or a “halo” around the edge. I guess that would be up to personal taste. :)

      Karen, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


For 14 years, I've been finding the best bargains
the Internet has to offer.

Learn more about Karen.