A Light Lunch Recipe: Quick and Easy Quesadillas

Ok so it’s not January anymore, but I for one am still trying to keep up a semi-healthy lifestyle. Working from home means I have the option of making something light and tasty, to eat for lunch, and this recipe is one that I love. Mushroom Quesadillas are light, tasty, super quick to make and pretty inexpensive too! Great if you are trying to keep to a budget.


The word "quesadilla" roughly translates to "little cheesy pastry" in Mexican Spanish. It is usually a corn tortilla but can be wheat, filled with cheese or a savoury mixture of spices or vegetables.

After thoroughly enjoying the Mushroom Quesadilla starter at The Bohemian in Newcastle on a recent visit it inspired me to make my own. 

So here’s what I did to Make Mushroom Quesadillas for two ...


  • 2 tortilla wraps
  • Handful of Mushrooms
  • 1 oz Cheese – any variety – the flavour is up to you
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • Avocado
  • Chilli Flakes
  • A squeeze of lemon Juice
  • Tomato Puree


  1. Finely slice the mushrooms. I then dry fried them for a few minutes, to take out any moisture that may make the filling soggy.
  2. Slice or grate your chosen cheese
  3. Place a wrap in a frying pan with a little cooking spray or cooking oil (only a small amount needed or it may become too greasy)
  4. Top one-half with the mushrooms and cheese and fold over – you can fit two wraps in a large frying pan at one time.
  5. Take care that the warp does not burn, but just crisps as the cheese melts.
  6. Cut into 4 triangles, I used a pizza slice. 


That’s pretty much it. It took 10 minutes tops and it honestly felt like we had been out for lunch when actually it had cost less than £2.50 for two people, including the accompanying cup-a-soup.

The first time we used up the cheese from our Christmas Cheese Board but you could try any flavour.

In fact, it was that tasty we’ve already had it for lunch a few times since. With added spinach is lovely and tomatoes, onions and spicy cheese too. The boys had a tuna melt version and it went down really well with them too!

Let me know what filling you would make?

Deb x

Mummy in a Tutu


  1. Quesadillas are a lunch favourite here - YUM! x

    1. They are great aren't they. And so easy.

  2. I love quesadillas!! We live in arizona so Mexican food is everywhere and the avocados are amazing!! #foodiefriday

    1. I bet your avocados taste so much better than ours.

  3. oooo yum now that is my kind of lunch - delish!!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday