Oven Baked Quesadillas with ROTEL, Mexican Melting Cheese, and Chipotle Adobo Dip

Baked Quesadillas with Authentic Mexican Cheese

These baked quesadillas are filled with real Mexican melting cheese for delicious authentic flavor. Just pop them in the oven for a fast and easy meal!

Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 quesadillas
Calories 470 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


For the Quesadillas

  • 12 small flour tortillas You may substitute corn tortillas if you prefer.
  • 12 oz Mexican melting cheese shredded (You may substitute your favorite melting cheese if you prefer.)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes with chilies optional

For the Dip (Optional)

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 - 3 in chipotle peppers adobo sauce Find these in a can in your Hispanic foods section.
  • Fresh cilantro chopped, to garnish


For the Dip (Optional)

  1. In a bowl, combine sour cream with 1, 2, or 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, depending on how spicy you'd like it.
  2. Stir until the peppers break up completely.

  3. If they don't break up, use a knife and fork to cut them up, then stir until mixture is well combined.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Immediately before serving, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

For the Quesadillas

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Line a bowl with several layers of paper towels.
  2. Place the tomatoes and chilies into the lined bowl to soak away extra liquid.

  3. Spritz the lined baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. Lay one tortilla on the baking sheet.

  5. Fill one side with a sprinkle of cheese, then a sprinkle of RO*TEL, then another sprinkle of cheese.

  6. Fold over.

  7. Repeat with additional tortillas until the baking sheet is full. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges of each quesadilla are just starting to brown and the cheese is very melted.

  8. Remove from oven, then use a pizza cutter or large chef's knife to cut each folded over quesadilla in half.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Quesadillas with Authentic Mexican Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 747mg32%
Potassium 250mg7%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 531mg53%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.