Tuna Melt Quesadillas

I’ve shared meal ideas before.  The kind where it’s not really a recipe but more an idea that you can take in whatever direction you want. Here’s another one:

Tuna Melt Quesadillas.

The basic idea starts with only four in ingredients; tuna, tortillas, salad dressing, and shredded cheese.

Tuna quesadilla ingredients

Drain 2 cans of tuna and add to a bowl.  Mix in about a cup of shredded cheese and some salad dressing.

Tuna Mixture

I don’t bother measuring the dressing. Just be sure to use enough to make it spreadable on a tortilla.

Spreading tuna mixture on tortillaEven though you could spread it on the entire tortilla and top with another one I’ve found it’s easier to work with in the pan if you fold it over.

Cooking tuna quesadilla

Cook two at a time over medium heat to golden brown, turning every so often.

Browned tuna quesadilla

Move to a plate and cut with a pizza cutter.

Cut tuna quesadilla

The number of quesadillas you get depends on how thick you spread the tuna mixture. I usually get about 6.

That’s it! Pretty easy.  One of my daughters likes to dip them in sour cream.  The other likes them plain.  Either way they are delicious.

Here’s where you get to be creative… you could mix up the type of cheese.  We’ve used mozzarella, cheddar, cheddar jack, and colby-jack.  All work great!

You can even switch up the dressing.  We prefer ranch or Italian.

Other options would be to include diced onion, peppers, spinach, mushrooms, or any mix-in’s you like.

This is an inexpensive, quick, and easy meal idea that kids love.  The best thing is we almost always have all the ingredients we need in our pantry.

Have you ever made something like this? What’s your favorite thing to make with tuna.

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