Cowboy Quesadillas

YEEHAW!  Cowboy Quesadillas are the ultimate football food, especially for this cowboy family!  As a Velveeta Kitchenista, it’s time again for me to bring you another round of delicious Velveeta recipes!

It’s funny because of all the football food I’ve shared here on My Wooden Spoon, I don’t think I’ve ever made any quesadillas, which are perfect finger food!  Sadly, the Dallas Cowboys aren’t doing too well this year so while we enjoyed the quesadillas, we did not enjoy the game.  What I love about quesadillas is that like an omelet, you can pretty much put anything you want in it.  This particular recipe called for green onions but since I have a couple of boys who aren’t big fans of green onions, we chose to use black beans instead and it was really good!

Truett wasn’t as big of a helper as he usually is, in fact, he was being a lil punk but I always enjoy having him in the videos.  You’ll see that these are SO easy to make and literally only take minutes.  Enjoy the video, followed by the recipe below! (All groceries were bought at Walmart, as usual.



  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inch)
  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced  (We used a can of black beans instead)
  • 1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained


COMBINE VELVEETA and tomatoes in 1-1/2-qt. microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 min. or until VELVEETA is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 3 min. Stir in chicken and onions.  HEAT large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture onto half of 1 tortilla; fold in half. Add to skillet; cook 1 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

CUT into wedges and enjoy!

What would you add to make YOUR OWN Cowboy Quesadilla?

Disclosure: I am a Velveeta Kitchenista Ambassador and Spokeblogger.  I was compensated for my time and efforts to create the recipe and video.  My opinions are my own, always have been, always will be. It’s just how I roll.

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  1. 1

    Stefani says

    Your post is making me hungry. That is a HUGE measuring cup you are using. I want one of those and never have seen one so big.

    • 2

      It’s Pampered Chef! It’s called the Classic Batter Bowl and I believe it’s only $15…comes with a lid too. SOOOO worth the money. I love that thing. They also have a smaller one that is super handy!

  2. 3

    Lori, girl you crack me up! “Right through the hands…”

    We don’t make quesadillas as often as I’d like but when I do I usually just use a mexican cheese blend with some pre-cooked chicken and a few diced red bell peppers and onions.

  3. 4

    Your son is too cute. I cant wait to try these Lori!

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    Heidi says

    I love the cheese! Though I have not yet tasted this, I think this is yummier than I expected. I want to try this at home. Thanks for the recipe, my sisters will surely like it.

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    Apple says

    I’m not good in terms of cooking but I am willing to learn that’s why I’m very much interested with your recipe. This could really be a big help. I hope I can make it too.

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    Bryan says

    Wow! Delicious! Which do you think will make a better taste, green onions or black beans? At first, I thought it has something to do with the egg. And I like it because it doesn’t require so much of your time.

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    Joey says

    I’m not familiar with the term “quesadillas” but it seems good. It is easy to prepare, no wonder many will try this at home. Nice to have this in a picnic!

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    George says

    Yes! It’s really a huge measuring cup. I want to have this stuff in my kitchen. I imagine myself cooking quesadillas. I hope I can make a replica of this.

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    Nikki says

    I can’t wait to taste this. Even though I’m not passionate in cooking, I’ll tell you I have a good judgement when it comes to food. And my instinct says it’s definitely good.

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    Robi says

    It looks like a tuna sandwich. It makes my stomach feels empty again. And having it will only satisfy my craving.

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    Sarah says

    True! Everyone will find it easy to do. You will be fascinated with the melted cheese and comes to the point that you can’t help to taste it while you’re not yet done cooking.

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    Jillian says

    I agree with your comments. I also want to taste this. Does it affect the taste if I will be having a little budget?

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    Sophie says

    Good thing that there’s an actual video of making this one. This is really a worth having recipe. Very teasing velveeta recipes!