Have you ever tried making a quesadilla in the dining hall? You feel like a genius for having thought to make it without the help of the kitchen staff. It’s good the first few times, but the standard mix of cheese and chicken can get pretty dull.

We’ve thought of some ways to jazz up your quesadillas with recipes you may have never even dreamed of. Most of these ingredients should be in your dining hall any day of the week, but just to be safe, check the Rutgers App under the food section to see if the dining hall near you has everything you need.


Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

1. Start with a tortilla wrap.


Photo by Emily Tantuccio

2. Place ingredients on one half of the wrap.


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3. Fold in half. Try to make sure the ingredients are finely chopped to avoid over-stuffing.


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3. Place the folded wrap on a panini press for 4 minutes or until grill marks appear on the wrap. Another good indicator that your quesadilla is ready is that the cheese is melted. Remove with tongs and enjoy.

Here are recipes for some different themed ‘dillas:



Photo by Nooreen Ismail

This is the quesadilla that is featured in the above directions. Any of the below quesadillas can be made without the meat, but here’s one if you’re looking for something strictly veggie that doesn’t lack flavor.

  • Provolone cheese
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli



Photo by Trissa Gurney

This one is sort of like an inside out pizza, with all the ingredients on the inside and the crust on the outside. This quesadilla can also be made open-faced on a pan as shown in the photo below. Here’s the recipe.

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Whatever you normally top your pizza with—whether it be pepperoni or pineapple, most traditional pizza toppings can be found in any dining hall.

The 9 am ‘Dilla


Photo by Jennifer Lu

If you’re craving something hearty at the crack of dawn, why not put it in a quesadilla?

  • Cheddar cheese
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Bacon
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes



Photo by Danny Schuleman

This one is for those of you who want to try something a little out of the ordinary. Not in the mood for meat or veggies? Why not put fruit and cheese in a quesadilla? Here’s the original recipe.

  • Apples
  • Goat cheese
  • Honey

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