Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas cooked and ready to eat with avocado and tomato garnish
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Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas

Shrimp and Bacon Quesadillas are delicious and mouth-watering quesadillas full of delicious shrimp, bacon, and melted cheese all wrapped up in a crunchy tortilla.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican/Southwestern
Keyword: quesadilla recipes, shrimp recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

Quesadillas

  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 pound cooked shrimp frozen with tails removed,(or 16 medium)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 flour tortillas 10-inch
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Cheese or really any kind of cheese you like

Optional Toppings

  • avocado sliced
  • sour cream
  • salsa

Instructions

  • First, cook the bacon. For this recipe, I usually just cook it in the microwave. For 4 pieces of bacon, it takes about 4 minutes in my microwave. It may take a little longer or cook a little quicker in yours. Keep an eye on it, because it goes from done to burned, in just a few seconds.
  • Heat about 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tortilla. Cook for a few seconds, or until it starts to brown just a little on the first side, then flip over. Add 4-5 shrimp, some crumbled bacon, and a handful of cheese to just one side of the tortilla. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the filling and press down gently. Cook for a minute or so, or until the bottom of the tortilla is lightly browned and crispy and then carefully turn the tortilla over and cook on the other side. Repeat with the other tortillas, adding more olive oil as needed.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces and top with avocado, salsa and sour cream. You can really make them your own, and use whatever kind of cheese you have on hand, and your family likes, or change the toppings up a bit and top the quesadillas with guacamole, or pico de gallo.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 1.3mg