What To Serve With Quesadillas

If you are trying to figure out what to serve and eat with quesadillas for lunch or dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Quesadillas are a traditional Mexican appetizer, lunch, or dinner that is quick to make and enjoyed by kids and adults. The melted cheese that sometimes accompanies diced or shredded meats or vegetarian fillings grilled between a flour tortilla goes great with some quick and easy recipes.  All of these suggested sides work great for all your Mexican food meals.

The best sides to serve with quesadillas are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their best side dish recipes that go well with just about any homemade quesadilla recipe. If you want traditional Mexican sides, salads, drinks, and even desserts, we have you covered with so many choices on what to eat. 

 

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What to Serve with Quesadillas

This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with cheesy quesadillas or mulitas. These recipes are also great to serve with tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, carne asada, and any of your favorite Mexican entrees.  There is a variety of side dish options that include low-carb, vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy, and dairy-free.

To help you decide what to serve with quesadillas, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on what course you are looking for these recipes all are perfect to serve with quesadillas including appetizers, drinks, side dishes, and even dessert.  There are tequila cocktails, healthy salads, salsas, vegetables, and Mexican dessert recipes.  This list includes the best of what to make and serve with quesadillas

  • Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Quesadillas
  • Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes
  • Healthy Side Dishes
  • Desserts to Serve With Quesadillas

 

 

Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook

All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with quesadillas the next time you make them at home.   These are my favorites and some are loved by the whole family.

 

Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule
A refreshing and spicy twist on a Moscow Mule that includes jalapenos and basil. A wonderful vodka cocktail that is an easy recipe and a crowd-pleaser.
Check out this recipe
Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule

 

TEQUILA SUNRISE COCKTAIL: TWO UNIQUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC
A gorgeous colorful cocktail with tequila, citrus juices, and grenadine.
Check out this recipe
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher
Making mojitos by the pitcher with limes and mint is the perfect easy recipe for a crowd.
Check out this recipe
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

 

Watermelon Mint Martini
Refreshing and easy vodka cocktail with fresh watermelon, mint, and lemon juice. This delicious recipe is the ultimate summer martini.
Check out this recipe
Watermelon Mint Martini - The Short Order Cook

 

Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa)
Sweet and spicy watermelon pico de gallo is the summer salsa great with chips or on seafood tacos.
Check out this recipe
watermelon pico de gallo

 

Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
Tastes just like the flavorful, bright, and fluffy Mexican rice you get in your favorite authentic Mexican restaurant.
Check out this recipe
Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

 

Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins
Mexican street corn (elote) meets cornbread muffins for this fun sweet, savory, salty, and spicy side dish.
Check out this recipe
Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins

 

Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad with the zing of Tajin added to watermelon, cucumber, and toasted pepitas.
Check out this recipe
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
The flavors of this chicken tortilla soup are rich and deep thanks to the slow cooker process.
Check out this recipe
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfait
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert. It’s light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. 
Check out this recipe
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Best Ever Mango Ice Cream
Homemade mango ice cream is the best ever creamy frozen dessert. This tasty recipe takes a wonderful vanilla ice cream base and adds luscious fresh mango for the easiest mango ice cream. 
Check out this recipe
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Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)
The perfect gluten-free cheesecake that is easy to bake and does not require a springform pan.
Check out this recipe
Gluten-Free Scoopable Cheesecake (no crust)

 

 

Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Quesadillas

Start off dinner with a cocktail or appetizer the next time you have quesadillas or any other Mexican entree at home.  Enjoy a margarita, salsa, and more with these recipes that are the best to get things started.

 

Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas
The gorgeous reddish-orange color of this citrus margarita is stunning. Enjoy this tequila and blood orange frozen cocktail the next time you enjoy some Mexican food.
Check out this recipe
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Pineapple Old-Fashioned
Whiskey and the sweet tartiness of pineapple juice pair up beautifully in this unique twist on the classic Old-Fashioned cocktail. So grab your cocktail shaker, a few ingredients, and pour a yummy one into a glass and enjoy.
Check out this recipe
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Guacamole
This classic avocado dip and spread is a must-have with your Mexican food. This creamy recipe is perfect as an appetizer or to eat with your favorite quesadillas.
Check out this recipe
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Roasted Tomato & Green Onion Salsa
Roasting the ingredients for this salsa brings out so much smoky flavor that you will never want to make any other salsa recipe. It is a wonder appetizer with chips or topping for your favorite Mexican dishes.
Check out this recipe
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Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes

This list of sides to serve with Mexican food includes some of the best authentic and new recipe ideas.  If you want standards like garlic shrimp or pinto beans, two amazing recipes are listed below.  Plus for a new twist on what to serve with quesadillas, try out a bowl of unique avocado salad or Mexican street corn.  No matter which recipe you choose, they all taste amazing and go well with any grilled tortilla with cheese.

 

Easy Pinto Beans
A Mexican meal is complete when you have a bean side dish and these easy pinto beans are wonderful compliment for all quesadillas. In just 30 minutes these bold flavorful pinto beans are ready to enjoy.
Check out this recipe

 

Vegan Mexican Street Corn Salad
All the wonderful flavors of elote is in this Mexican street corn salad. This vegan recipe is sweet, spicy, crisp, and zesty.
Check out this recipe
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Camarones al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp)
This simple garlic shrimp recipe is easy to make and has so much rich flavor. The garlic, butter, white wine, red pepper, and lemon sauce pairs perfectly with the shrimp for a protein-packed side dish with your favorite quesadillas.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Avocado Salad
This healthy colorful vegetable salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, and red onion is a wonderful side for all kinds of Mexican dishes. The homemade balsamic dressing adds a layer of zing for a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients.
Check out this recipe
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Healthy Side Dishes

This category of ideas to serve with quesadillas includes quick, easy, and healthy recipes.   They are all on the lighter side and include vegetables and other quality whole ingredients.  These Mexican recipes include gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and low-carb ideas.  Try a new skinny margarita, pasta salad, or hearty veggies to complete your next quesadilla lunch or supper.

 

Skinny Spicy Margarita
This jalapeno margarita on the rocks is so fantastic, no one will know it is a lower-calorie version of the classic. It is sweet, spicy, and refreshing.
Check out this recipe
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Fajita Veggies
Fajitas veggie are not just for, well you know, fajitas. These sauteed seasoned peppers and onions are also a great side dish or filling to add to your favorite quesadillas.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Cauliflower
Whomever said cauliflower is boring has never had this recipe. Add some peppers, onions, tomatoes, and your favorite vegan cheese for a casserole no one will forget.
Check out this recipe
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Paleo Taco Pasta Salad
Use your favorite grain-free pasta for this meaty Paleo pasta salad recipe. It has ground beef, peppers, tomatoes, and cumin for a Mexican flavor profile that is a wonderful side dish.
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Desserts to Serve With Quesadillas

A Mexican meal isn’t complete until you have dessert. Both of these wonderful desserts would be great to complete your lunch or dinner with quesadillas.   Whether you want cookies or a cheesecake, these dessert recipes are great to make.

 

Mini Margarita Cheesecakes
These sweet little cheesecakes are almost too cute to eat. The lime, tequila, and triple sec flavors come together in this cheesecake recipe for the perfect ending to any Mexican meal.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Sugar Cookies (polvorones)
These colorful Mexican sugar cookies are colorful and so tasty. With a touch of citrus and rolled in sugar, they just melt in your mouth.
Check out this recipe
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More Mexican Appetizer, Drink, Side Dish, & Desserts

For more Mexican recipe options, check out these other posts that include more tasty choices.  All of these are wonderful to serve for your next dinner, party, or gathering when you want unique or authentic traditional Mexican flavors. 

 

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What to Serve With Quesadillas

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with quesadillas this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want cocktails, appetizers, salsa, rice, healthy salads, or dessert this list has the best recipes for side dishes to eat with Mexican entrees.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

TRY ANY MEXICAN INSPIRED RECIPE LISTED ABOVE

  • Mexican Rice
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Roasted Tomato Salsa
  • Orange Margarita
  • Elote Salad
  • Mexican Sugar Cookies
  • Paleo Taco Salad
  • Mexican Avocado Salad

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite quesadilla recipe.
  • Choose one or more wonderful recipes from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword appetizer, cocktails, dessert, dinner, dips, easy, lunch, Mexican, salsa, side dishes, sides, spicy

 

 

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