Potato & Cheddar Quesadilla

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by AmyMCGS

Here's my favorite way to use up left-over mashed potatoes. If your mashed potatoes are flavored with garlic, onions, etc. it's all the better. Measurements are approximate since I usually throw this together to use up leftovers in the fridge. If my potatoes are plain, I have been known to add a little chicken bouillon to give them more flavor. Serving size may vary- my two year-old DD and I share one of these for lunch. This definitely is not a "diet" meal, but, it's delicious!

Top Review by chelleg

This recipe was great. It was even better than I guessed it would be. I had used a small pack of instant loaded potatoes. I also used onion flakes and omitted the red pepper. Otherwise, I followed the instructions exactly. The quesadillas were very flavorful. My son loved them. He put buffalo sauce on his for a kick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Put a small amount of olive oil in a large preheated skillet.
  3. Spread mashed potatoes on one tortilla, and place it potato side-up in skillet.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar, spices, and any other optional ingredients that you are using.
  5. Top with the other tortilla and cover the pan.
  6. When cheese is melted & bottom tortilla is crisp, carefully turn over the quesadilla, and cook uncovered until the other tortilla is crispy (3-4 minutes).
  7. Slice into wedges, and serve with salsa or sour cream for dipping.

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