Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadilla

Sharing a favorite Veggie Quesadilla today! Treat yourself to my buttery crisp Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Veggie Quesadilla this week. You’ll be glad you did 🙂

Veggie Quesadilla

Veggie Quesadilla

This quesadilla stuffed with veggies and bacon is such a delicious lunch or light dinner! Is there anything better than a hot off the skillet, flavor packed, cheesy and buttery crisp quesadilla? I have fond memories as a kid enjoying my mom’s quesadillas and this recipe is one of my favorite ones yet!  This one does not disappoint and takes just minutes to prepare with some amazing ingredients. Break out your favorite large skillet and let the deliciousness begin.

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How To Make A Quesadilla

Veggie Quesadilla

Use your favorite tortillas and let’s get started.

Veggie Quesadilla

You’ll add about 1 tablespoon of butter for each quesadilla. Let it sizzle in a large hot skillet.

"VeggiePlace your tortilla into the skillet then add the cheese please!

veggie quesadilla

A little layer of roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. Mmm!

veggie quesadilla

A layer of bacon up next.

veggie quesadilla

A touch of fresh parsley.

veggie quesadilla

Add another layer of cheese, fold and continue cooking until golden brown and crispy.

veggie quesadilla

Slice your quesadilla in half and enjoy!

veggie quesadilla

Wait until you sink your teeth into this buttery crisp flavorful quesadilla! Such a treat!

veggie quesadilla

Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadilla

Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Quesadilla

These crispy Cheesy Mediterranean Bacon Veggie Quesadilla are always a hit for an easy weeknight dinner!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 624kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 4 tablespoons Butter salted
  • 4 burrito size tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers cut into strips
  • 1 cup kalamata olives chopped
  • 1 cup cooked crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter into large skillet over medium heat. You’ll add 1 tablespoon butter for each quesadilla.
  • Add tortilla to hot skillet and on half of the tortilla, add a thin layer of mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, bacon, parsley, feta cheese and additional mozzarella cheese. With a spatuala, fold tortilla over filling and cook both sides until golden and crisp. Remove and continue cooking the remaining quesadillas.
  • Slice each quesadilla in half and serve warm.


Calories: 624kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 2615mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1726IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 736mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: chicken dinner ideas, chicken quesadilla recipe, easy quesadilla recipe

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  4. DessertForTwo

    I make quesadillas for lunch all the time, but I’m lucky if they’re this fancy! I’ve got to try this one!

  5. Matea

    The word “Mediterranean” when associated with food makes me stop in my tracks and look at the recipe for it! I haven’t been disappointed yet, and I doubt I ever will!

  6. Annie @Maebells

    What a fun dinner idea! I love quesadillas and we have them often but I like the flavor combo you used!

  7. Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes

    I LOVE ooey gooey cheey quesadillas and this one looks incredible. Stuffed with pure goodness. I will have to add this to the dinner line-up next week! Love when your savory recipes make their way into my rss reader! Simple, delicious inspiration!

  8. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas

    These quesadillas were awesome! They have all the flavors I love. It was so great spending time with you in MN and I hope to see you in NYC soon 😉

  9. Karen

    What a great meal idea for not heating up your kitchen in the summer…or year round. Love it. Looks delicious and healthy.

  10. Bri | Bites of Bri

    Jenny, these look so tasty! I love a quesadilla that has both meat and some veggies. YUM!

  11. Sues

    I need to find that olive oil and sea salt butter because it sounds like it would be perfect in SO many dishes. These quesadillas look fab!

  12. Amy Tong

    I love quesadilla and love your Mediterranean twist on it. With bacon? even better! Can’t wait to try your recipe out! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your awesome creation.

  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Loving those big chunks of red peppers peering out! They look delish, Jenny! pinned

  14. Rachel @ Blonde with a Chanse

    Wow this looks incredible! I am seriously drooling! Your site has the BEST recipes. I am totally making these!

  15. bridget {bake at 350}

    I know these are going to be THE biggest hit around here! I can’t wait to make them for the boys!

    So, so good seeing you, Jenny! Have a fun trip to Austin!

  16. JulieD

    I’m so glad I got to see you last week!!! So fun! And your recipe, it’s amazing and genius all rolled into one! I can’t wait to recreate it at home!! 🙂

  17. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    I’m so glad I got to try this recipe, it’s wonderful and I can’t wait to make it for my family. It was awesome to see you in MN last week – have a great summer, Jenny! 🙂

  18. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    I’ve never thought to make a quesadilla in a skillet before! Brilliant!

    1. Jenny

      Too funny, that’s how we’ve always made them!! Guess that’s how my mom made them for us as kids 🙂

  19. Rebecca

    This looks so good! I love Mediterranean food, and Mexican food, so this sounds delicious to me!

  20. Julie @ Table for Two

    I want these on my dinner table tonight! I think you just helped me with a dinner idea 🙂

  21. Chelsea @ Gal on a Mission

    We love, love quesadillas around here! Cannot get enough of them. I am in love with these flavor combos – yum!

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