Leprechaun Quesadilla (St. Patrick's Day)

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"A super simple cheese quesadilla that the kids find festive in March for St. Patrick's Day. I use Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese because they're white and the green shows up better than with a yellow cheese. White Cheddar would also work well."

Original is 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (178.9 g)
  • Calories 584.2
  • Total Fat - 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 31.9 mg
  • Sodium - 427 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 87.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 12.8 g
  • Sugars - 0.8 g
  • Protein - 31.2 g
  • Calcium - 552.4 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Melt 1/2 teaspoon butter or oil in the skillet. Use just enough to coat the bottom of your skillet — about 1/2 teaspoon of butter or oil. Warm it in the skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add a couple of drops of green food coloring to the butter or oil.

Step 2

Add the tortilla to the skillet and top with cheese. Spread it around the whole tortilla, so it melts quickly and evenly. Dot the cheese with green food coloring.

Step 3

Once the cheese starts to melt, begin lifting a corner of the tortilla and checking the underside. When the cheese has completely melted and you see golden-brown spots on the underside of the tortilla, fold the quesadilla in half.

Step 4

Cut into wedges, and serve the green-tinted quesadilla with salsa (if desired).


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


How fun! Very easy to make too. I made some with just cheese and to use up bits and pieces of things in jars I had in the fridge, added pickled jalapenos, giardiniera, cilantro chutney, peppers, onions, and tomatoes. My family enjoyed them very much and we all feel very Irish for some reason. Thank you, NE Lady, for sharing. Made it for “For your Consideration” tag game and “St. Patrick’s Day Event”.


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(11 Mar 2023)

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