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Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!) 🌮 gluten free

A stellar 30 minute meal (with our 2g net carb tortillas included!!). These keto quesadillas are bound to become a low carb favorite… guaranteed!

Gluten free & keto quesadillas with pico de Gallo salsa
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)

Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas

With Our Famous Tortillas!!

Quesadillas are a truly wonderful thing. You see, they seem to be one of those meals here in Mexico that’s breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner appropriate… and it really is no wonder why!

They’re incredibly flavorful, you can whip them up in under 10 minutes (lets say 30 if you have to make the tortillas), and can accommodate a myriad of fillings (ahem even dairy free, see below!). 

And it also doesn’t hurt that our tortillas are 2g net carbs a pop, making the macros truly spot on (even if you gobble up a handful lol!). 

Assembling the keto quesadillas with tortillas, cheese, steak and jalapeños
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)

Are Tortillas Keto?

No señor! Traditional (corn and flour!) tortillas are too high carb to realistically fit into a ketogenic diet.

But you’ve met our 15-minute keto tortillas already right? They’re easy, delicious, a meal-prep ideal! And I know a lot of you whip up large batches and freeze away for a rainy day. 

Top freezing tip: make sure to add paper in between them so they don’t stick to one another!

Freshly sliced keto quesadillas
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)

Quesadilla Filling Suggestions

Even if their name implies otherwise, quesadillas can be filled with more than just cheese! In fact, travel a bit around Mexico and you’ll soon find that the most common varieties are: sautéed mushrooms, zucchini flower with caramelized onions, potato and chorizo… and yes, cheese!

Even if we’re talking cheese, adding in a protein transforms them from a snack into a meal. I love to do steak, but grilled chicken is also ace. And ham is also a classic option (these are called sincronizadas in fact!).

And if you’re feeling a little bit extra, a touch of caramelized onions is always a good idea.

Let’s Salsa!

(Sorry, couldn’t help it!) Ok, so I’m actually a big fan of pico de gallo salsa for quesadillas. I find the freshness of the tomatoes ideal, particularly when adding more hearty fillings (such as steak or chicken, as I did!).

But technically any salsa pairs well with quesadillas. Think verde, roja, pickled jalapeños, chipotle, habanero… ahem, even sriracha is fair game! 

Topping the keto quesadillas with pico de Gallo salsa
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)

My Final Quesadilla Top Tips!

Ahem… without fear of sounding like a quesadilla maniac, here are my top tips to take you from good to excellent!

  • Lightly heat up your tortillas before assembling, this way they’ll be pliable and won’t crack (particularly important if you’re folding!).
  • Pick a melty cheese! So while traditional Mexican quesadillas are most often made with Oaxaca (you know, string cheese!)… mozzarella, gouda (a personal favorite!), Monterrey Jack and cheddar are also great options! But even something like brie works great with the right pairings.
  • Layer flavor. Adding pickled jalapeños with the filling is one of my favorite things (the acidic punch is stellar!).
  • Have a lid handy to get your cheese extra melty. 
  • … and eat right away with some salsa!
Gluten free & keto quesadillas with pico de Gallo salsa
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)
Gluten free & keto quesadillas with pico de Gallo salsa

Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: gluten free quesadillas, keto quesadillas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Calories: 190 kcal

A stellar 30 minute meal (with our 2g net carb tortillas included!!). These keto quesadillas are bound to become a low carb favorite... guaranteed!

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Ingredients

Filling suggestions

  • 1/4-1/2 cup grated cheese such as string, mozzarella, cheddar, gouda (to taste!)
  • pickled jalapeños sliced (optional)
  • steak (or chicken!) sliced (optional)

Topping suggestions

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of our keto tortillas!

  2. Heat up a skillet (preferably) or pan over medium heat. You can test the heat by sprinkling a few water droplets, if the drops evaporate immediately your pan is too hot. The droplets should ‘run’ through the skillet.

  3. Reheat your tortillas briefly (think just 3-5 seconds on each side), to make them pliable again before adding in the fillings. Now, you can either do individual quesadillas (i.e. add filling of choice and just fold them up!), or use two tortillas to layer (my choice when adding extra things such as steak!).

  4. Lower heat to low, add the assembled quesadillas back to the skillet, cover with a lid and flip them as soon as they begin to brown. Your quesadillas are done once all the cheese is nice and melty!

  5. Serve right away (!!) with salsa of choice.

Recipe Notes

My Final Quesadilla Top Tips!

Ahem... without fear of sounding like a quesadilla maniac, here are my top tips to take you from good to excellent!

  • Lightly heat up your tortillas before assembling, this way they'll be pliable and won't crack (particularly important if you're folding!).
  • Pick a melty cheese! So while traditional Mexican quesadillas are most often made with Oaxaca (you know, string cheese!)... mozzarella, gouda (a personal favorite!), Monterrey Jack and cheddar are also great options! But even something like brie works great with the right pairings.
  • Layer flavor. Adding pickled jalapeños with the filling is one of my favorite things (the acidic punch is stellar!).
  • Have a lid handy to get your cheese extra melty. 
  • ... and eat right away with some salsa!

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per quesadilla (using one tortilla!). 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free & Keto Quesadillas (With Our Famous Tortillas!)
Amount Per Serving (1 quesadilla)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 comments

  1. Judy says:

    Delicious! Like a Mexican Pizza. But I think they are too small. I put 4 together to make my base. I’m going to try do 35 grams of dough.

    Thank you so much!

  2. Melissa says:

    I love the 15 min tortillas but they always come out a bit small and that is using a tortilla press. Is there larger tortilla presses or would you suggest making them a big larger to accommodate the fillings here?

  3. Lisa says:

    Yay! Now I have an official excuse to buy that tortilla press in my save for later list on Amazon ☺️ As soon as I’m finished with my carb cut down, these scrumptious looking quesadillas are going to the top of the menu plan. Thanks Paola 🤗

  4. Jennifer F says:

    Welcome back Paola! I hope your recovery is going well 🙂

    Just want to say that your tortillas have made our keto life all that much easier! Thank you

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