Double Decker Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Introduction: Double Decker Sheet Pan Quesadillas

About: Estelle Forrest is a wife, mother, business owner and self-taught home cook. She loves to get creative in the kitchen and makes a point of making dinner for her family almost every night of the week. Estelle l…

Make quesadillas for the whole family or a crowd in just one sheet pan dinner! Lots of cheese, beans, meat, and tortillas, it's a real feast of a meal. Most of the preparation of this meal is in the way you stack up the ingredients. I have included step-by-step photos to help you understand how to layer it up!

Servings 6 Prep Time 15 Cook Time 45

Ingredients

  • 12 Burrito Size Tortillas
  • 6 cups Colby Jack Cheese, fine shredded
  • 1 4oz can Green Chilies
  • 1 15oz can Pinto Beans, drained

For the Meat

  • 2 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion

Supplies

  • Saute Pan
  • Spatula
  • Large Sheet Pan x2
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cutting Board
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Large Cast Iron Skillet (or another heavy oven-safe dish)

Step 1: Cook the Meat

In a saute pan over medium-high heat, add ground beef and beef seasonings. Crumble and cook until no longer pink. Drain excess fat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 400degF.

Step 2: Make the First Layer

Line one baking sheet with parchment paper (let it overlap some so you can use it to lift the quesadilla out after).

Lay out 6 tortillas so that half of each is hanging over the edge of the pan (see photo). Then add the 7th tortilla to center to fill in any holes.

Sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese. Then sprinkle beans and green chilies. Lastly sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.

Step 3: Make the Second Layer

Layer on 3 more tortillas, one of them cut in half. (see photo)

Add 1 cup of cheese and cooked ground beef. Then add the remaining 2 cups of cheese.

Place 2 more tortillas on top and fold bottom tortillas over the top (see photo)

Step 4: Get Ready to Put in the Oven

Cover quesadilla with parchment paper. Place a second baking sheet on top and then place cast iron skillet (or another heavy oven-safe item to weigh it down).

The baking sheet helps to evenly disperse the weight and the cast iron is to keep the quesadilla held together.

Step 5: Bake, Serve & Enjoy!

Place the stack in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and cast iron. Using the parchment paper, lift the whole quesadilla onto a cutting board. Let rest at least 5 minutes before cutting. Then use a pizza cutter to put in half lengthwise then into 8-10 pieces.

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    11 Comments

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    Oldbear
    Oldbear

    8 months ago

    I made this on Sunday for our Sunday supper (family unwind & easy meal night). I'm now going to make the recipe into a small card for our recipe box - its getting added to my "what to do with leftovers" list - just like omelettes, quiches and soups. We used the beef purchased for this to make taco salad a few days before so I used leftover chicken diced small and with tandoori spice rather than chili. Everyone loved it and it is now on the regular list.

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    homemadeonaweeknight
    homemadeonaweeknight

    Reply 8 months ago

    Thank you so much for the feedback. I love that you have Sunday supper in your home too! And great idea on using leftover meats for this to change it up.

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    jimbayes
    jimbayes

    8 months ago

    This recipe looks like ultimate Super Bowl Party food.

    I will be making this. Thank you for posting your I'ble.

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    homemadeonaweeknight
    homemadeonaweeknight

    Reply 8 months ago

    For sure!! These would be perfect for a buffet style spread at a Super Bowl Party!

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    jimbayes
    jimbayes

    Reply 8 months ago

    I couldn't wait. Last night I made this for my family instead of Taco Tuesday. The only thing I did differently was I drained a can of diced tomatoes and added that to the recipe.

    We all loved it.

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    Belfry Bat
    Belfry Bat

    8 months ago on Step 4

    Print versions of recipes are generally a good idea,adding a link somewhere would be helpful.
    Good recipe by the way, I'll replace the meat with jackfruit and help save the planet. : )

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    homemadeonaweeknight
    homemadeonaweeknight

    Reply 8 months ago

    It's my understanding that if you click the download PDF you can print out the recipe with the images - but I have never tried it myself so not sure if it works.

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    Belfry Bat
    Belfry Bat

    Reply 8 months ago

    21 pages (mostly pics)is a lot to print, It would be cheaper and quicker to re-type.
    I dont have a PDF editor only a reader but I will try to edit it in Open Office
    Thanks, Bat

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    pbelloli
    pbelloli

    8 months ago

    Looks like a good recipe for this weekend! I think I'll make beef, pork and chicken versions and help save ranchers and farmers. :)

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    fdc313
    fdc313

    8 months ago on Introduction

    Oh my, that looks delicious... on my to-do list for sure.