This Ham and Corn Quesadilla is not your traditional quesadilla recipe. When you think quesadilla you think of a bunch of melted cheese on a tortilla.
But what do you do when you have a bunch of leftover ham you need to use before it goes bad? Sure you can freeze it or make soup with it but why not be adventurous and try this gourmet quesadilla recipe?
🧀 What is a Quesadilla
A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, and then cooked on a griddle. Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla - Wikipedia.
I often use Mexican Blend Cheese when making my quesadillas but you can substitute for some shredded mozzarella cheese. Whatever cheese you use just make sure it melts really well.
When I told my wife I was making Ham and Corn Quesadillas she gave me one of those looks. Turns out she was pleasantly surprised at how good they were. Not your traditional quesadilla but a good option if you have leftover ham.
For more great recipes with flour tortillas, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ham and Corn Quesadillas recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Ham, Salsa, Chili Powder, Sweet Corn, Flour Tortillas and Mexican Blend Cheese.
🥣 How to make Ham and Corn Quesadillas
In a bowl, combine the ham, salsa, chili powder and corn.
Spread the mixture over 4 tortillas. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the ham mixture.
Place the remaining tortillas on top of each prepared tortilla.
In a large non-stick skillet, cook each quesadilla over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes then carefully flip the quesadilla and cook until light golden brown.
Cut in wedges and serve with your favorite toppings.
Ham and Corn Quesadillas
- 2 Cups Ham, shredded or finely diced
- ½ Cup Salsa, chunky style
- 2 teaspoon Chili Powder
- ¾ Cup Sweet Corn
- 8 large Flour Tortillas
- 8 oz Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
- In a bowl, combine the ham, salsa, chili powder and corn.
- Spread the mixture over 4 tortillas. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the ham mixture.
- Place the remaining tortillas on top of each prepared tortilla.
- In a large non-stick skillet, cook each quesadilla over medium high heat for about 2 minutes then carefully flip the quesadilla and cook until light golden brown.
- Cut in wedges and serve with your favorite toppings.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
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