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Chicken Tortilla Soup Quesadilla


Did I happen to mention Amelia’s awesome Chicken Tortilla Soup?  Here is another simple and super-delicious way to repurpose leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup.


Chicken Tortilla Soup Quesadilla

Tortillas (I’m using corn today)
Freshly grated cheddar cheese
Freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
Leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup, liquid drained off
Vegetable oil for cooking
Sour cream for garnish (optional)
Salsa for garnish (optional)
Freshly chopped cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)

Preheat skillet to medium heat.  Drizzle a little oil in the pan.  Place one tortilla in pan, sprinkle with a little of each cheese, top with some Chicken Tortilla Soup, top with a little more cheese and place another tortilla on top.  Cook for a few minutes or until bottom starts to turn golden and cheeses are melted.  Flip quesadilla and cook a few more minutes or until bottom is golden.

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Remove from pan, cut, garnish with sour cream, salsa and cilantro and serve.

Eat Well!


6 thoughts on “Chicken Tortilla Soup Quesadilla

    • We love corn tortilla quesadillas. You’ll never go back to flour tortilla quesadillas. Also a tip on storing corn tortillas – they don’t need to be refrigerated. The tortillas I buy stay perfectly good on top of my refrigerator for months. And, they stay soft. I noticed that when I stored them in the fridge, they tended to mold and took on a brittle texture. And even once they are brought to room temperature, they texture just never seemed the same. Amelia saved me by telling me they didn’t need to be refrigerated. Yes! I’m not sure how many square inches that saves me on “fridge real estate” but I’ll take every inch I can get!

  1. Oh wow! Thanks for the tip. I never knew that! I’ve had them mold on me before. I’m definitely going to store them outside of the fridge from now on. What about flour tortillas? Do you know if those have to be refrigerated?

    • Flour tortillas also can be stored out of the fridge. Both kinds of tortillas seem to keep indefinitely outside the fridge. It’s best if they are newly bought tho (never been in the fridge). Once they have been refrigerated there is no bringing the texture back. I wonder if it has something to do with moisture in the fridge affecting the dough. In any event, save the real estate.

      • I bet it does have to do with the moisture. There’s always a little bit of condensation on the inside of my tortilla bags. A wealth of knowledge! Thank you.

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