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Deluxe Quesadillas

Sausage, Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Deluxe Quesadillas – ready to serve

Deluxe Quesadillas
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This has become a major family favorite. I make these over and over again. These are hearty, bursting with flavor, everybody loves these. Sometimes I add fresh diced tomatoes and chopped lettuce (seen in final picture). I'll either open the quesadilla after cooking to add them, or put them in before cooking. Doesn't make much difference, lettuce is not as crisp if you add before cooking. I also have created many, many variations - adding garlic, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, or using different types of sausage, etc.
Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 4
  • 4 oz spicy Italian sausage (1/4 of a 1 lb chub)
  • 4 sandwich sized thin slices ham (or 2 of Kirkland sliced ham), diced
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced mild green chiles
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or Mexican mix cheese
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  1. Brown sausage and ham in a skillet, breaking up sausage while cooking into small chunks.
  2. Add onion and green chiles and sautee for about 3 more minutes to soften onion.
  3. In a large skillet on medium high heat, place a tortilla, spread ½ cup shredded cheese, then spread half the sausage, ham, onion, chile mixture evenly.
  4. Dot with half the salsa and then spread another ½ cup shredded cheese on top.
  5. Top with another tortilla. Cook on medium high heat until bottom tortilla is just starting to brown, then flip carefully with a large spatula and cook a couple minutes to brown on the other side.
  6. Remove to serving plate and repeat with the next 2 tortillas and remaining ingredients to make the second quesadilla.
  7. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges and serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa (if desired)


Ham, Sausage, and Cheese Quesadillas

Deluxe Quesadillas halfway assembled – just put cheese and tortilla on top

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