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What to Serve with Quesadillas

Quesadillas are a favorite.  Crispy tortillas, lots of melty cheese.  Sometimes its that simple, sometimes additional fillings are added.  In any event, the question of what to serve with quesadillas can make even the most simple of dinners into a fiasco. Fortunately, this list of more than 20 great ideas for side dishes for quesadillas should help you narrow it down.

Salsa-there are so many great salsa options available to accompany your quesadillas.  Here are some great ones to consider:

This Red Salsa Recipe is ready in 5 minutes, made with sweet San Marzano tomatoes (or fire roasted), an authentic touch of cumin and just the right amount of spicy. The perfect quick and easy 100% whole foods plant-based vegan dip or appetizer to bring to a game day party or backyard barbecue.

pineapple salsa is a side dish for quesadillas

Pineapple Salsa is an amazing blend of sweet and savory flavors. The combination of pineapple and jalapeno is so evenly matched it creates a refreshing blast you will love serving as an appetizer or side dish.

corn salsa is a side dish for quesadillas

This easy and flavorful copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe, can be made in just a few minutes with a handful of simple ingredients. You won’t believe how easy this recipe is with either frozen or canned corn, plus you can make it well ahead of time to serve at your next backyard bbq or get together! 

Pico De Gallo

Homemade Pico de Gallo makes a great dip for tortilla chips, topping for tacos or even summer salad. This Mexican style dip is loaded with fresh tomatoes, onions, peppers, lime juice and cilantro. 

This refreshing Watermelon Pico De Gallo balances the pungent onions, spicy peppers, and the fresh kick from the lime and cilantro.

Find yet another fun twist with this Mango Pico De Gallo that is just perfect for warmer weather!

Soup

tortilla soup is what to serve with quesadillas

This Vegetarian Tortilla Soup comes together quickly and easily with the help of the Instant Pot.

cream cheese soup is a side dish for quesadillas

This easy Cream Cheese Taco Soup takes only minutes to put together and is easy to customize with your favorite toppings.

If you are looking for a rich and hearty Black Bean Soup with earthy flavors, where you can hide all your veggies in and feel confident that your kids won’t find out while enjoying this super delicious and creamy black bean soup, then you are at the right place.

Beans

pinto beans are a side for quesadillas

These Instant Pot Pinto Beans are a hearty and satisfying pantry staples recipe with no pre-soaking needed!

The most amazingly creamy wonderfully flavored Refried Beans can be made at home in just 5 minutes (if you have cooked beans on hand). 

This recipe for Frijoles Puercos is like refried beans on steroids. Bacon, chorizo and melty cheese combine to bring you the bean dip of your dreams.

Corn

elotes is what to serve with quesadillas

Authentic Elotes, also known as Mexican Street Corn on the cob, is covered in garlicky mayo and topped with Cotija cheese, cilantro, and chili powder. It’s the perfect Mexican summer side dish for your next bbq or outdoor grilling!

This Grilled Mexican Corn Salad is smoky, sweet grilled corn is tossed with fresh lime juice, cilantro, red onion and cotija cheese for an easy, versatile side dish that everyone will love!

This Cajun Corn Salad is the best way to add flavor to your BBQ or outdoor picnic and it makes a tasty side dish with more zest and spice than your traditional veggies.

Other Great Ideas

creamy cajun pasta goes great with quesadillas

This Creamy Cajun Pasta is the perfect blend of spicy flavors, peppers and mushrooms.

Beef Empanada Pie

Beef Empanada Pie is a simple twist on traditional empanadas.  All the flavors of the classic in a dish that is much faster to assemble.

jalapeno burgers go great with queasdillas

Spicy crisped jalapenos, homemade charred corn salsa and a fresh sauce make up the Red Robin Copycat Burnin’ Love Burgers

Turkey, Cheese and lots of spice make up these amazing Air Fryer Stuffed Poblanos.

Restaurant-style Mexican rice is very easy. It only requires a few basic ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry!

southwest egg rolls go great with quesadillas

Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls are packed full of simple yet delicious flavors and, ready in just 20 minutes. 

Mixed Fajita Vegetables are an easy side dish.  Sautéed bell peppers and onions that are tender crisp with a bit of charring and seasoned with a super flavorful blend of spices. So good and so incredibly versatile too – use them in fajitas, as a quick and easy side dish or to top just about everything!

And there you have it, over 20 of the best side dishes for quesadillas to help you round out your meal planning and, perhaps, find some fun new dishes to try. 

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