Cream Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

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Holiday cocktail parties are the most popular way to entertain. This is because a great holiday cocktail party creates traditions, lasting friendships, and is just a fun way to get together. It is the sparkling candles, holiday music, and festive decor add to the ambiance of a fabulous party. Here are my party food tips and menu for hosting a delicious holiday party with a Mexican flair.


Holiday Party Menu:

Cream Cheese & Green Tabasco Quesadilla (recipe below)
Vegetarian Ceviche Dip (on April Golightly)
Shrimp Cocktail
Sweet Potato Skins
Pico de Gallo

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I chose common ingredients for all the dishes so that you don’t have to go crazy buying all different things. I start with the idea to go with all Mexican dishes because I am addicted to Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce. I picked up my bottle at Walmart last week and started using it inside all of my dishes instead of just using it as a sauce on top.

Cream Cheese & Green Tabasco Quesadilla Recipe


2 Chicken Breasts or 4 Cutlets (cutlets cook better)
Flour Large Tortillas
Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce
Poultry Seasoning
Spray Olive Oil
Cream Cheese
Shredded Cheese

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Green Onions
Ranch Dressing
Pico de Gallo

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Cook chicken on a griddle spraying both side with spray olive oil and season with poultry seasoning. Cut the chicken into small strips.

Cut up onions julian style if they are small pearl sized onions or chop them up if it is a larger onion. You want about 1/3 cup of onion uncooked.


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Sauté onions with a tablespoon of Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce.

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Spray each side of the tortilla with olive oil. Allow the first side to turn slightly brown over medium heat.

Flip over the tortilla. Start building the quesadilla by laying cream cheese on the bottom of the tortilla. Then, arrange the chicken so that it will go along the wedges of the quesadilla when you cut them. Top with grated cheese. Close the tortilla and allow bottom to get golden brown before you flip the quesadilla.

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 Serve with Pico de Gallo, green onions, ranch dressing and Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce.

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31 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Quesadilla Recipe”

  1. I eat Tabasco sauce on everything but it has been a really long time since I have tasted the green sauce! I am going to go get that and make your recipe. . . I love the idea of cream cheese.

  2. Wow, that looks absolutely delicious! I think this is something my entire family would like. My husband loves anything with Tobasco and I could make it less hot for my kids. Yum!

  3. My husband just loves the Tabasco products, especially the Green Pepper. This recipe is something he would really enjoy and it looks super easy to make.

  4. That sounds really good right about now. I am such a big fan of Tabasco products and yet never thought to use it in this way.

  5. These look so yummy right now! We love adding cream cheese to our grilled cheese sandwiches, but I had never thought of this! Yummy!


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