Perfectly crisped tortillas packed with sliced, sautéed mushrooms, a touch of garlic and ooey, gooey melted cheese in the best Mushroom Quesadilla! Ready in minutes!
The Very Best Mushroom Quesadilla
What’s your favorite kind of tortilla? Corn? Whole wheat? Flour? Today, you can take your pick to make the very best mushroom quesadilla recipe.
What you can expect from this recipe: Crisp tortillas packed with melty cheese and juicy, tender mushrooms bursting with flavor that all combine for the best Mushroom Quesadilla!
Get ready to grab your favorite quesadilla toppings and sides, because they’ll go beautifully with these delicious mushroom and cheese quesadillas!
Mushroom Quesadilla Ingredients
One of my favorite things about this mushroom quesadilla recipe? The ease with which we can customize it *exactly* to our liking!
- Mushrooms – white mushrooms, button mushrooms, any will do here.
- Cheese – you can use dairy-free cheese, a Mexican blend, whatever you’d like.
- Garlic – fresh is best, but jarred, minced garlic is fine.
- Vegetables – pick your favorite veggies and find tips on when to add juicier, softer vegetables in the recipe!
- Tortillas – corn tortillas are Erik’s favorite, while I like to use whole wheat to shake things up.
- Salt – ever since I made homemade garlic salt, I can’t help but sprinkle it on everything—it’s so tasty! You can also use table salt or sea salt.
- Oil – for a truly decadent treat, use butter instead of oil. Or, use extra virgin olive oil for a guilt-free treat.
How to Make a Mushroom Quesadilla
I’m going to go over how to make a mushroom quesadilla in just a few steps.
Check out the step-by-step photos below, then scroll down to the recipe card for exact details!
Heat the skillet
Bring a skillet to medium-high heat, then coat with olive oil.
Prepare the mushroom quesadilla filling
Next, add mushrooms and garlic to the skillet. If using crisp vegetables like bell peppers, add in now. If using something juicier and softer like tomatoes, wait to add in.
Now, sauté the mushroom quesadilla filling until tender and browned.
If using softer ingredients like tomatoes, turn off the heat and fold in tomatoes.
Then, transfer the mushroom filling onto a plate and wipe down the skillet carefully.
Melt the cheese
Here, you’ll re-coat the skillet with oil and add a tortilla to the pan.
Next, sprinkle cheese onto the tortilla and spoon on the sautéed mushroom quesadilla filling.
Make the mushroom quesadilla even cheesier!
Here, I like to add a second layer of cheese to amp up the cheesiness of my mushroom quesadillas.
Also, this second layer of cheese will allow the top tortilla to adhere better to the mushroom quesadilla.
Top with a second tortilla
Once the cheese is melted in the filling, press an additional tortilla on top of the filling.
Press until the tortilla sticks to the filling, then brush with oil.
When the top tortilla is good and adhered to the filling, and the underside of the bottom tortilla is crisped, flip.
Slice and enjoy the best mushroom quesadilla!
Now, carefully transfer the mushroom quesadilla to a cutting board. Slice into 6 pieces.
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy the best mushroom quesadilla!
Tips for the best Mushroom Quesadilla
Choose your tortillas wisely.
Alright, it’s not that serious—but it is a matter of yumminess! Flour tortillas are lighter and softer, while corn tortillas have a bit more grit to them.
If you have the time, get un-cooked tortillas that you can cook up right before starting this recipe—the fresh flavor is well worth the effort.
Use your favorite mushrooms.
A few options for tasty mushrooms in this recipe include white mushrooms, button mushrooms, and (my favorite) portabella mushrooms.
Portabella mushrooms are so incredibly juicy, stay larger throughout the cooking process (hello, incredible mushroom shrinkage!), and go so well with cheese.
When I’m feeling saucy, I even use my sister’s favorite oyster mushrooms for an extra meaty-but-vegetarian treat.
Avoid using vegetables that get soggy.
To make this mushroom quesadilla, you’ll need ¼ cup chopped vegetables. Make sure to use a vegetable that stay crisp even after cooking.
My favorites include: bell peppers and onions!
For “soggy” veggies like tomatoes (technically a fruit, I know), I like to add them in last minute, after I’ve turned off the heat.
You don’t have to get this mushroom and cheese quesadilla recipe *exactly* right the first time.
Try it out, have fun, and know that pretty much whatever happens, you’ll have something deliciously cheesy to eat after!
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