Queso Fresco Quesadillas

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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A very delicious easy weeknight or weekend meal, made to order as they come in from where-ever!! If you don’t have time to make the cheese, don’t!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/queso-fresco-quesadillas

recipe updated May 25, 2020


  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    85g (about ½ cup)
  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
    100g (about 3¼)
  • Scallion icon
    2 (30g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    about ¼ cup (16g)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
    1 (150g)
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Ricotta cheese icon
    Ricotta cheese
    2 cups (480g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 tsp (6g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Butter icon
    20g (about 1½ tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Flour tortilla icon
    Flour tortilla
    4 (232g)
  • Lime icon
    4 wedges (67g)


  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Work surface
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Add parmesan cheese and garlic clove to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Chop - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  4. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  5. Add ricotta cheese, sea salt and black pepper to the TM5 bowl
  6. Chop - approx 1 sec, speed 6
  7. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  8. Add button mushroom, scallion, fresh parsley, red bell pepper and butter to the TM5 bowl
  9. Blend - approx 2 sec, speed 4
  10. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  11. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  12. Pre-heat a clean frying pan - medium heat
  13. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil generously
  14. Add flour tortilla to a clean work surface
  15. Transfer half of cheese mixture to tortillas
  16. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to tortillas
  17. Transfer cheese mixture to tortillas
  18. Fold and press down
  19. Transfer tortillas to frying pan
  20. Fry one by one in frying pan
  21. Slice into quarters
  22. Garnish with cilantro
  23. Top with lime
  24. Serve
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