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Melted cheese and sauteed mushrooms dripping out of crisped tortillas

Mushroom Quesadilla – Crispy, Cheesy, & Delicious!


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.




  • 12 tablespoons olive oil or other cooking oil
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, medium sliced, ¼” inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, about 2 cloves, or serve with garlic confit
  • ¼ cup chopped vegetables of choice: bell peppers, deseeded jalapeños for spice, onions or shallots
  • 4 flour or corn tortillas (I used whole wheat tortillas)
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • Garlic salt or salt to taste

Serve with:

  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Garlic confit for garlic lovers!
  • Chopped shallots


  1. Set a medium skillet over medium high heat. Coat with olive oil.
  2. Add sliced mushrooms, garlic, and vegetables. If using tomatoes, wait until the mushrooms are cooked, turn off the heat, and fold them in.
  3. Sauté until mushrooms are browned and vegetables are tender, but not overcooked and too shrunken, about 2-3 minutes. Mine took 2 ½ minutes.
  4. Transfer this mushroom mixture to a plate. Using a paper towel, carefully wipe down the surface of the skillet for reuse.
  5. Coat the skillet with oil and set over medium high heat.
  6. Place a tortilla onto the skillet and sprinkle with ¼ cup of the cheese, ½ the mushroom mixture (leaving behind any excess juices), and a sprinkle of salt to taste.
  7. Heat until the cheese starts melting, then place another tortilla on top. Press down until the top tortilla sticks to the cheese.
  8. Brush or drizzle the un-crisped tortilla with oil, then flip to crisp the other side of the quesadilla.
  9. Press down with a heatproof spatula to ensure even cooking on all sides. Cook until evenly golden on both sides. I like to flip the quesadilla and crisp it on both sides multiple times for extra crispiness.
  10. Repeat for the next mushroom quesadilla.
  11. Slice each quesadilla into 6-8 pieces, then serve with guacamole and salsa.


Storing Instructions: Cool completely uncovered in the refrigerator, then place in an airtight container. Keep for 1-3 days.

How to make Vegan: use dairy-free cheese.

How to make Gluten Free: use gluten free tortillas.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: mushroom, quesadilla