Grilled Corn Quesadillas Recipe

One of the things I love the most about Mexican food is how easy it is to make dishes vegetarian. Whether it is a fine dining restaurant or just good old taco bell, there’s nearly always a flavorful meat free version.


However, beans and cheese can get kind of boring. My latest combination combines tender charred corn, sharp cheddar, a fresh tart citrus.

Grilled Corn Quesadillas Recipe
  • 4 Ears of sweet corn
  • 8 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup queso fresco cheese
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of one small lime
  • Several dashes of hot sauce (optional)
  1. Grill corn on an outdoor grill or directly over a gas stove burner. You can also char it in a non stick skillet. Just brush with olive oil and turn frequently. Set aside to cool.
  2. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions together until combined.
  3. Add cheeses and spices.  Then add the lime juice.
  4. Add as much hot sauce as you like, or leave out to make the dish more kid friendly.
  5. Cut corn off cob and add that last.
  6. Preheat non stick skillet. Spread both sides of 2 flour tortillas with butter.  Add filling in the middle and cook 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown.

1. Use whatever cheese you have in the fridge. Regular cheddar, Monterrey jack, or even pepper jack would be great here.
2.Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer.


What are your favorite quesadillas fillings?


Recipe Adapted via: The Pioneer Woman: A Year of Holidays


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  1. kelly Nicholson says:

    little bit of salsa and thats a feast…thanks

  2. Karen Glatt says:

    WOW! I really love this recipe to make Grilled Corn quesadillas. These are not hard to make, and I think they would be a great side dish to make. These also look pretty, and I love making food with corn and cheese.

  3. I’ve never tried anything like this. I do know that every recipe you have posted and I’ve tried has been good.

  4. My favorite quesadilla filling is chicken, but the recipe you have here sounds delicious, I’d love to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever had quesadillas, but I do love mexican food so I bet I’d like them 🙂

  6. ooh yummy! 🙂

  7. These sound AMAZING! I love corn in pretty much anything.

  8. I am always looking for new and easy recipes. My family loves Mexican and this sounds fantastic!

  9. I was so confused about what to buy, but this makes it understandable.


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