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Shrimp Quesadillas

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  • Prep 8 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 8
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These quick Shrimp Quesadillas are a delicious way to delight your family on Mexican night. And when we say quick, we mean they're on the table in under half an hour. Need more to love? This Shrimp Quesadillas recipe serves 8, so you'll have plenty to go around!
Updated Nov 22, 2022
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  • 8 flour tortillas (8 to 10 inches in diameter)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (8 ounces)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup real bacon pieces (from 2-ounce jar)
  • 1 package (4 ounces) frozen cooked salad shrimp, rinsed and thawed


  • 1
    Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla in skillet. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the cheese, 1/4 cup of the tomato, 2 tablespoons of the bacon and 1/4 of the shrimp. Sprinkle with additional 1/4 cup of the cheese. Top with another tortilla.
  • 2
    Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom is golden brown; turn. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown.
  • 3
    Repeat 3 more times with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into wedges.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Want to serve something more than chips and dip before dinner? This is a quick and easy recipe for just that occasion! Also, change the flavors by making a few shrimp and cheese quesadillas with Monterey Jack cheese, several with cheddar and some with mozzarella.


240 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 25g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Need an easy dinner to feed a crowd? Grab your bag of frozen shrimp out of the freezer and fry up these quick quesadillas! Start by thawing your shrimp, this is easily done — just add them to a colander and run cold water over them. While the shrimp are draining, chop up your tomato and grate your cheese. Then, it’s as simple as heating up your skillet and layering the ingredients between two tortillas. Don’t forget those bacon bits! Their salty, smoky flavor perfectly complements the briny shrimp and the cheese adds just the right amount of richness. And if shrimp quesadillas just aren’t your thing, Betty’s got plenty more how to make quesadilla recipes to round out your recipe box.
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