Waffle-Iron Quesadillas
Waffle-Iron Quesadillas PHOTO: ERIC MORAN/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Every once in a blue moon, you bust out your waffle iron to make a special breakfast. Well, folks, we’ve got a recipe that will have you using that trusty gadget a heck of a lot more often: quesadillas. This is one of those why-haven’t-we-tried-this-before methods that’s simple to execute but yields impressive results. Place a tortilla onto your waffle iron, add shredded cheese and then top with another tortilla. Close the waffle iron and in minutes you’ll have the most golden, melty, crispy-edged quesadilla you’ve ever seen.

Makes 4 servings
Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Ingredients

8 tortillas (make sure they aren’t larger than your waffle iron)

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 avocados, peeled and sliced, for serving

1 cup salsa verde, or more as needed, for serving

Directions

1. Plug in and preheat the waffle iron. Grease the interior with nonstick spray.

2. Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and mound ½ cup cheese in the center.

3. Place another tortilla on top and close the waffle iron to press the quesadilla. Cook until the quesadilla is golden and fully heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Remove the quesadilla from the waffle iron and repeat with the remaining tortillas and cheese. (If you’re making a larger batch, keep the quesadillas warm and toasty in a 200°F oven.)

5. Serve the quesadillas warm, topped with avocado slices and a few tablespoons of salsa verde.

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