Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Quesadilla

Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Quesadilla

While we were in Michigan last week celebrating our two year anniversary as well as the marriage of my brother to my wonderful new sister-in-law, we were on the go non-stop trying to squeeze in as many fun activities as possible. The day that we arrived, we immediately packed up the coolers and headed out on my parent’s boat. I swear, that is my ultimate favorite summer activity and now that we’re living in D.C. (aka concrete jungle) I make it a point to go out on my parent’s boat every chance I get when I’m spending time in the mitten.

Since the weather took a sharp drop in temps (yes, I know I’m originally from Michigan and I should be used to the colder temps but I now come from a place with insanely hot heat and even more insane humidity), we decided to attend this amazing festival that took place in Royal Oak which was called Arts, Beats and Eats. As stated in its name, this event was filled with amazing art, great music and delicious food. My parents, husband and I had such a wonderful time walking the streets of Royal Oak as we took in all of the sights, sounds and, of course, food.

At the end of the day, we still had food tickets in our hands so I figured that we would give the BBQ chicken quesadillas a try. After the first bite I was glad that we decided to spend our remaining food tickets on this little gem. The flavor combo was delicious and I immediately added it to my “to make” list.

Last night, even though I didn’t have BBQ sauce or chicken on hand, I did have turkey bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and tomatoes so I decided to melt these ingredients between two flour tortillas to make this delicious Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Quesadilla. Eventually I will get around to making the BBQ chicken quesadilla…but in the meantime, I enjoyed this quesadilla so much last night that I look forward to eating another one during lunchtime today.

Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Quesadilla

Ingredients (for one quesadilla):

  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tomato, chopped
  • 2 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Optional: Sour cream, chives, salsa


  1. Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Place one tortilla on the hot and dry pan.
  3. Sprinkle cheese, tomatoes and bacon over the tortilla. Top with the second tortilla.
  4. Heat for 2-3 minutes and then flip and heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and the tortillas are slightly browned.
  5. Remove from the pan, cut into wedges and serve warm with sour cream and chives or salsa.

What is your favorite type of quesadilla?


  • Reply Amber @ Bluebonnets & Brownies September 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I love a good quesadilla. But the Texan in me probably would have made a breakfast taco with that lot, adding scrambled eggs to the mix. Still, that photo is beautiful, and the quesadilla looks divine. Happy 2nd Anniversary!

  • Reply Eliana September 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    There is nothing better than a good quesadilla – crusty on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside. This one looks like it wouldn't disappoint.

  • Reply Tracy September 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    My mouth is watering just looking at your photo! I love to make my grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato, so this just sounds AMAZING. Besides, bacon makes everything better, right? ;-)

  • Reply alison @ Ingredients, Inc. September 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Bacon Cheese Tomato. All of my favorites. Sounds delish!

  • Reply Jenny September 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Looks so good! Awesome ingredients!

  • Reply Joy September 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Here I was so contented with my life today until I saw your post. My..god…quesadilla come to mama! My sandwich lunch couldn't quite compensate. Yikes.

    Thanks for the recipe. I'm lovin' that it's simple, AND with bacon. :)

  • Reply Renee Fontes September 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    That is a great idea! I want one now! Yumm!

  • Reply Barbara | VinoLuciStyle September 17, 2010 at 12:44 am

    What Joy said.

    My leftover pasta now looks very sad. But I will save this for another day. Promise.

  • Reply Anonymous September 17, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I missed your posts, Jen. Glad to hear that you had a great time in Michigan. Welcome back and happy anniversary to you and Chris! – Lauren

  • Reply Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food September 18, 2010 at 1:22 am

    My food obsessions seem to come in waves, and I've been on a Tex-Mex kick lately to the near exclusion of all else. This really does look wonderfully tasty, simple, and great for a weekday night.

  • Reply Kudos Kitchen September 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    One word…YUM!

  • Reply Michelle September 25, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations on the 2-year Anniversary!

    We love Quesadillas and such a nice snack for fall too!

  • Reply Sophia October 4, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I could totally eat cheese and bread in any form, especially quesadillas. They're so easy to make and they really fill me up. Your recipe looks delicious. I usually make these Quick Chicken Quesadillas. I love them!

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