Air fryer quesadillas

Air fryer quesadillas

20 min
Say hello to our new food obsession: air fryer quesadillas! This speedy, easy-to-make recipe brings a taste of Mexico right into your kitchen, infusing your meals with vibrant flavours and delicious textures. Combining the crisp, golden perfection achieved by the air fryer with a hearty vegetable and cheese filling, these quesadillas promise a meal that is not just satisfying but also packed full of deliciousness with black beans, spring onions, peppers, and cheese.


  • Mix vegetables with beans, spices, and oil and place them in an air fryer on a piece of baking paper. Bake the mixture for about 8 minutes at 200°C – and turn it halfway through. Remove from the air fryer.
  • Place a tortilla in the air fryer (without baking paper), add a thin layer of cheese, baked vegetable mixture, and finish with cheese. Place the second tortilla on top and press it together.
  • Brush the top with a little oil and bake it for about 3-4 minutes at 200°C.

Making the perfect quesadilla is an art, and we have got just the tips for you. To achieve the perfect balance of crispy and gooey, ensure your tortilla is not overloaded – less is more here. Also, pay attention to the colour of your quesadilla. Aim for a beautiful golden-brown hue that signals a perfectly crispy exterior. It might be quicker or slower than the recipe states depending on your air fryer model, so keep a good eye on it so it does not burn.

Questions about air fryer quesadillas

Quesadillas have become a beloved dish around the globe for their simplicity, versatility, and downright deliciousness – and they are just as good and a lot easier to make in an air fryer! Read our answers to some of the most asked questions about it below and get cooking!

Can you make quesadillas in the air fryer?
Yes, you can certainly make quesadillas in an air fryer – from the filling to assembling with tortillas! Using an air fryer can result in a perfectly cooked quesadilla with a crisp, golden-brown exterior and a gooey, melted cheese interior with a delicious filling. The circulating air in the air fryer helps brown the tortillas evenly, giving them a delightful crunch that perfectly contrasts with the soft filling. The fast cooking time can also help to retain the fresh and vibrant flavours of the vegetables and spices inside.
How long to cook air fryer quesadillas?
Air fryer quesadillas typically need to be cooked for about 3-4 minutes at 200°C. The filling is a different storing, depending on what you choose to fill it with, but typically also only a few minutes. Note that the exact cooking time can differ slightly depending on which air fryer model you have and how stuffed the quesadillas are. Thus, it is a good idea to check the quesadillas towards the end of the cooking time to ensure they are cooking to your preferred level of crispness and the cheese has melted properly.
What is the best filling for an air fryer quesadilla?
No matter what else you use as a filling in air fryer quesadillas, you always need cheese. Choose a type of grated cheese that melts well, for example, mozzarella or cheddar – or a mix. For the filling, choose ingredients that cook well on quick, high heat, for example, vegetables in slices, legumes, mushrooms, shredded chicken breast, thinly sliced steak, onion, and the like. Mix with oil and various spices, adding a bit of heat, too, with, for example, chilli powder or Tex-Mex spices.


Medium-sized tortillas
Red cheddar cheese, grated
100 g
Black beans
200 g
Pepper, in small dices
Spring onions, thinly sliced
½ bundle
Taco seasoning
½ pack
Coarse salt
½ tsp
1 tbsp
Oil for brushing
1 tbsp

Try our recipe for quick and easy quesadillas in an air fryer

Want to bring a slice of Mexico into your home? Then say hola to these quick and easy air fryer quesadillas. These perfect little parcels are a combination of a crispy outer layer and a satisfyingly gooey filling. What is even better, thanks to the air fryer, it is so easy to make, reducing both the cooking time and the mess in the kitchen. This recipe not only lends a crunchy texture to your tortilla but also preserves the fresh, vibrant flavours of the filling. So, embrace the crunchy and gooey perfection that our air fryer quesadillas promise.

Want to see your air fryer in action? Then you should try our recipes for chicken nuggets in an air fryer, air fryer omelette, and air fryer beans.

Make a delicious vegetable quesadilla for lunch or dinner

Do you need new inspiration for using various vegetables? Buckle up, because this delicious and easy vegetable quesadilla recipe is about to change the game! Packed with an assortment of fresh spring onions, crunchy peppers, and black beans, it is a savoury delight that is perfect for both lunch and dinner.

The spring onions provide a delicate, oniony sweetness, while the peppers add a crisp, vibrant crunch. The black beans not only give a hearty flavour but also contribute a rich, earthy undertone that completes the other vegetables and the cheese. Whether you are seeking a hearty lunch or a comforting dinner, these air fryer vegetable quesadillas hit the spot every time.

Serve with your preferred sauce

A good quesadilla is not complete without a delicious dip. This is where salsa and crème fraiche step onto the scene. The tangy freshness of salsa cuts through the richness of the cheese, while a crème fraiche dip lends a creamy, cooling contrast to the spiced filling and adds an extra dimension to the air fryer quesadillas. Whether you are team salsa, team crème fraiche, or enjoy both, these sauces heighten the flavours and ensure each bite is nothing short of delicious.

Make it your own

Just like a blank canvas, a quesadilla offers infinite possibilities for creativity. Sure, our recipe suggests a mix of vegetables and cheese, but why stop there? Add in shredded chicken or minced beef. Craving a heat kick? Toss in some jalapenos. You can even add in more vegetables like grilled mushrooms, spinach, or corn for an extra layer of flavour. And for cheese lovers, try a blend of cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack for a melty, oozy interior. Go on, make this easy quesadilla recipe truly your own!