Easy Sheet Pan Quesadilla

This easy Sheet Pan Quesadilla is a fun, easy and delicious recipe to make for lunch or dinner. It’s a great option for parties too!

a stack of four pieces of sheet pan quesadillas sitting on a pan

Quesadillas are always a delicious snack or meal. They are easy to adapt and are perfect for large crowds. Make them for game day or parties. Or enjoy them for an easy lunch or dinner during the week.

The recipe is baked on a small quarter sheet pan, so it makes enough to serve four. You can easily double the recipe for a larger crowd and bake it in a larger pan.

Chicken Quesadilla Ingredients

This recipe makes sheet pan chicken quesadillas, but options for other flavor combinations are provided below too.

Feel free to swap the ingredients with whatever you have available.

ingredients for quesadillas on white tabletop
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken: To save time, use a rotisserie chicken. You can also use any leftover chicken you have on hand or cook a chicken breast and shred.
  • Tortillas: Use any type of soft tortillas, about 8 (8 inch) tortillas. If you use 6 inch tortillas, you will need about 9 or 10 tortillas.
  • Shredded Cheese: I use a Mexican cheese blend, but you can use any kind of shredded cheese.
  • Yellow Corn: You can omit or substitute with something else, if desired.
  • Black Beans: For additional protein. You can omit, if desired.
  • Spices: This recipe uses a mix of chili powder, ground cumin, salt and pepper. You can substitute with the same amount of taco seasoning, if desired.

Quesadilla Toppings

Don’t forget to serve these quesadillas with your favorite toppings!

  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Black Olives
mixing together ingredients and assembling for sheet pan quesadillas

Steps to Make Sheet Pan Quesadillas

  1. Prepare the filling. Mix together the cooked shredded chicken, corn, black beans, chili powder and cumin.
  2. Assemble the quesadillas. Light grease a quarter sheet pan and line with tortillas so that half of them hang off the edges. The entire bottom of the pan should be covered (see photo above). Add the filling over the tortillas and top with cheese.
  3. Prepare for baking. Fold the overhanging tortillas back towards the center and then place a few tortillas on top to cover the filling. Place another sheet pan on top of the quesadilla to weigh it down while baking.
  4. Bake. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then remove the top sheet pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes uncovered.
  5. Serve. Cut the tortillas into squares or triangles and serve with your favorite toppings.
sheet pan quesadillas on a pan with sour cream and salsa

Other Filling Variations

The options are endless for making easy sheet pan quesadillas. You can easily make substitutions with whatever ingredients you have available. A few ideas for variations are below.

  • Use different fillings. Substitute the chicken for cooked ground beef or sautéed mushrooms or veggies. Omit the corn and black beans or substitute for peppers and onions.
  • Add more flavor. To make them spicier, add freshly chopped jalapeños. You can even add a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce. Use fresh cilantro for more flavor.
  • Make a larger batch. You can double the recipe for a standard-sized half sheet pan. If you double, it will serve 8.

Easy Party Food Recipes

This easy sheet pan quesadilla recipe is one of my go-to favorites for parties and game day. Serve it with a few other easy party food recipes for delicious celebration!

a stack of four pieces of sheet pan quesadillas sitting on a pan

Sheet Pan Quesadilla

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
This sheet pan chicken quesadilla recipe is a great choice for lunch, dinner or for parties too!
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

For the quesadillas:

  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 can yellow corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 flour tortillas, (about 8 inches)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, (or Mexican cheese blend)

Toppings:

  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a quarter sheet pan.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the shredded chicken, corn, black beans, chili powder and cumin.
  • Line the sheet pan with the tortillas so that half of them hang off the sides.
  • Spread out the chicken mixture evenly onto the tortillas and top with grated cheese.
  • Fold the overhanging tortillas back towards the center and then place a few tortillas on top to cover the filling. Place another sheet pan on top to keep them in place.
  • Bake for 20 minutes then remove the top sheet pan and bake the quesadillas uncovered for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cut into squares or triangles. Serve warm and top with toppings of your choice.

Notes

Nutritional information does not include toppings. 
SUBSTITUTIONS
You can substitute the fillings for anything else you have on hand. Cooked ground beef, bacon, sautéed veggies and mushrooms are great choices.
If you want the quesadillas cheesier, you can add an additional 1/2 cup of cheese. 
STORAGE
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 466mg, Potassium: 278mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 362IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 261mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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2 comments on “Easy Sheet Pan Quesadilla”

  1. Absolutely genius! This fed a crowd of guys in a hurry and they were all raving about it. So easy to make and to customize, this is going to be a staple at our house.

  2. Looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try this with my family.

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