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)
Sweet Potato Skins
Pico de Gallo
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
Spray Olive Oil
Pico de Gallo
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.
Sauté onions with a tablespoon of Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce.
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.
Serve with Pico de Gallo, green onions, ranch dressing and Tabasco Green Jalapeño sauce.
31 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Quesadilla Recipe”
April, that sounds so flavorful! I’ve never tried that version of Tabasco!
This is just cheesy amazing goodness. I would love to make this for my husband he would love it.
We love Mexican food, so this is definitely something I want to try. Sounds awesome.
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.
This seriously looks amazing. We love quesadillas around here, so this will definitely be going in our recipe box!
Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering. These sound and look amazing.
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!
My goodness that looks absolutely amazing!!! I am a huge quesadilla fan, and my husband loves some spice!
I want to come over to your place and eat. Your food looks delicious.
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.
Delicious! You’ve been throwing some pretty great recipes at us lately. Yum!
Oh wow, looks amazing! This is one of our favourite party foods, I’ll have to try the Tabasco on it next time!
This is a great recipe. I can’t wait to try those sweet potato skins.
You can’t go wrong when you add tobasco sauce to anything. Yum!
This looks so delicious. I will have to get the ingredients to make this recipe this week.
These look so delish! I love quesadillas like these and Tabasco!
This looks like such a simple recipe to make and so delicious. I can not wait to try these.
Love me some quesadillas, those look awesome!
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.
These sound fantastic April! I love quesadillas all the time but this little extra flavor sound perfect.
I love me some chicken quesadillas with sour cream and cheese. YUMMO!
This looks delicious! Invite me the next time you make these, please! #client
These look so yummy right now! We love adding cream cheese to our grilled cheese sandwiches, but I had never thought of this! Yummy!
I love a nice quesadilla, this recipe sounds so tasty!
This looks so yummy. I must try to make these all up, the family would devour them. Thanks for giving me a new recipe idea!
Quesadilla’s is one of my favorite things to munch on. Awesome recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Mmm, this looks amazing. The tabasco must give it a nice kick!
I love Mexican food and these Quesadilla’s look so delicious!