Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

The best thing about the ham dinner that I had during the holidays has been the leftovers. It is so nice having some tasty ham in the freezer that you can just pull out and make almost anything tastier. This week I pulled out another bag of the leftover ham and used it to make ham and cheese quesadillas for breakfast. They are easy enough to make on a weekday morning and super tasty. I added some jalapeno peppers for some heat and served them with some salsa to dip in. I enjoy frying the quesadillas in a touch of putter in a pan to get a really nice and crisp shell.

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

  • a touch of butter (or oil)
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/4 pound ham (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • jalapeno peppers to taste (chopped, fresh or from a jar)
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 2 handfuls cheese such as cheddar or jack etc. (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  1. Melt the butter (or oil) in a pan.
  2. Place a tortilla in the pan and rub it around in the butter to coat.
  3. Heat the tortilla until air pockets form in it flipping a few times.
  4. Repeat 5-7 for the second tortilla and leave it in the pan.
  5. Place the ham, jalapeno peppers, green onions and cheese on the tortilla in the pan.
  6. Cook the quesadilla until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted flipping once.

Tip: Place a plate onto the quesadilla and flipped it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan to flip the quesadilla.


Peter M said...

Ham is very versatile, I'll have to try them out in Quesedillas too.

MrsPresley said...

i love how quick and easy quesadillas are! i can't believe you STILL have leftover ham after all this time :)

Holler said...

Hey, Kevin,
Take out the ham and too me they look utterly brilliant! Oh, the soft gooeyness of the cheese, lovely!

Kalyn said...

I have ham and just bought some whole wheat tortillas to make breakfast quesadillas, so maybe I'll have to try this.

BTW, I am trying to figure out why I'm not seeing your photos in my feed reader. Did you change something?

Ferdzy said...

Who was it defined eternity as "two people and a ham"?

But if it's good ham, it's a very pleasant eternity! Your quasadillas look great.

Helene said...

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javagirlkt's cookin' said...

I love quesadillas! They're so versatile and easy.

Ham, white cheddar, and green onion sounds like an awesome combination. Looks delicious!

Droelma said...

They look perfect !
Except they are not quesadillas, they are " Sincronisadas " ( which is a flour tortilla, topped with ham & cheese and then covered by another flour tortilla and grilled or toasted on a comal....) with slasa of your choice added and are very popular in the Northern part of Mexico.
A " real " quesadilla " is always made with one soft corn tortilla and filled with all kind of things, ( potato, cheese, left overs, veggies what have you....but....never ham ) and then folded in half and against grilled with a bit of fat , or " tostado " which is dry.
I discovered your blog right before Christmas and really enjoy it a lot and have made quite a few of your recipes....today it will be Mabo-Tofu....

Mexico City

cakewardrobe said...

Kevin - I was reading your info. No meal is a boring meal if it satisfies you or anyone! :) Those quesadillas look scrumptious!!

Pixie said...

Quesedillas is a favourite lunch. Made vegetarian ones last time,but I'll take the ham in it anyday!

Deborah said...

Kevin, the thing I love the most about your blog is how you find ways to use up everything you buy, and you turn the leftovers into something delicious and completely different! I need to learn a lesson from you, as this is what I am the worst at!

Kevin said...

Droelma: Thanks for the info. I had never heard of sincronizada before.

Anonymous said...

"Place a plate onto the quesadilla and flipped it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan to flip the quesadilla."

Why have I never thought of this? The nuisance of quesadillas is trying to flip them with a spatula without losing half the ingredients! Thanks so much for this tip!

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