Ham and Corn Quesadillas

A fun spin on the classic quesadilla – Ham and Corn Quesadillas! As you would expect super easy to make, ready in less than 10 minutes.

ham corn quesadillas

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?

ham corn quesadillas

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, 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.

ham corn quesadillas

You will need the following ingredients to make this Ham and Corn Quesadillas recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Ham
  • Salsa
  • Chili Powder
  • Sweet Corn
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Mexican Blend Cheese
  1. In a bowl, combine the ham, salsa, chili powder and corn.
  2. Spread the mixture over 4 tortillas. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the ham mixture.
    ham and corn mixture on tortilla
    mexican blend cheese on ham and corn mixture
  3. Place the remaining tortillas on top of each prepared tortilla.
  4. 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.
    quesadilla on a skillet
  5. Cut in wedges and serve with your favorite toppings.

Printable Recipe Card

ham corn quesadillas

Ham and Corn Quesadillas

A fun spin on the classic quesadilla – Ham and Corn Quesadillas! As you would expect super easy to make, ready in less than 10 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Quesadillas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 quesadillas
Calories 597 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Ham, shredded or finely diced
  • ½ Cup Salsa, chunky style
  • 2 Tsp Chili Powder
  • ¾ Cup Sweet Corn
  • 8 large Flour Tortillas
  • 8 oz Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 35gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 1847mgPotassium: 490mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 902IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 479mgIron: 4mg

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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  1. Joanne says:

    These Ham and Corn Quesadillas are so tasty. The corn adds that special flavour that makes them delicious. They do not take long to make and are ready in no time. Very delicious for lunch or even a snack.