Halloween Quesadillas

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Make a batch of Halloween Quesadillas for a spooky family lunch or dinner, as a snack before Trick or Treating, or as ghoulish party food for your Halloween celebrations. They are so easy and quick to make and everyone will love the creepy, cheese-stuffed tortilla shapes that you serve!

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Bat & Coffin Halloween Quesadillas

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Halloween Quesadillas

Halloween always seems to be about the sweet treats, and savory stuff doesn’t get much of a look-in but if you get creative with some cookie cutters, you can turn regular cheese quesadillas into awesome Halloween quesadillas!

Whether you’re throwing a party or looking for a savory treat to give to the kids before you go out to Trick or Treat, then this recipe is for you. It’s something that the kids can get involved with making, and you don’t have to stick to the bat and coffin shapes used here – any kind of Halloween cookie cutter that you have will be just fine!

What is a quesadilla?

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish and type of taco, consisting of a tortilla that is filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, vegetables, and spices, and then cooked on a griddle. – Wiki

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Halloween Quesadillas

Ingredients used in this recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe. I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.

  • Flour Tortillas – you can buy green tortillas which are great for Halloween!
  • Cheese – use any kind of cheese you like. Some examples: Cheddar, Gruyère, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Pepper Jack.
  • Olive Oil – for brushing the skillet when cooking the quesadillas.
  • Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole – for serving, optional.

Equipment used in this recipe

You are likely to have many of these cooking tools in your kitchen already, but I’ve added some Amazon links for your convenience should you need to purchase anything for this recipe.

How to make quesadillas for Halloween

Halloween Quesadilla Recipe Tips

  • You can use any shaped Halloween cookie cutter that you like to make your quesadillas.
  • You could make pumpkin shapes and cut out eyes and a mouth to make a Jack-o’-Lantern face.
  • You could make Mummy quesadillas by cutting strips of tortilla with a sharp knife or pizza wheel and laying the strips across the cheese filling.
  • Don’t throw away leftover tortilla after cutting out your shapes. Cut them into pieces, brush with oil and bake or fry to make quick tortilla chips.
  • Use any kind of cheese that you like – from mild to strong to spicy to blue.
  • You can customize each quesadilla for each person with their preferred cheese filling.
  • You can also use a mixture of cheeses if you like. Or add in extras like chopped chilies or shallots.
  • Use a cast-iron skillet or a frying pan to cook the quesadillas on low heat. You want them to be lightly browned and the cheese to be lovely and melty.
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole – either store-bought or homemade.
  • Little vampires might prefer ketchup for dunking!
  • Can be eaten as an appetizer or starter, as a main dish, as a snack, or as party food – adjust the portion accordingly.

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Coffin-Shaped Tortillas
Coffin-Shaped Tortillas
Bat-Shaped Tortillas
Bat-Shaped Tortillas
Add cheese to quesadillas
Cooking the Quesadillas
Cooking the Quesadillas

Make It A Halloween Meal!

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Quesadillas in Halloween shapes

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coffin and bat shaped quesadillas

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A platter of bat and coffin shaped quesadillas

Halloween Quesadillas Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Make a batch of Halloween Quesadillas for a spooky meal or snack before going out to Trick or Treat!


  • 5 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheese, any kind
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Sour cream, for serving - optional
  • Salsa, for serving - optional
  • Guacamole, for serving - optional


  1. Using bat-shape and coffin-shaped cookie cutters, cut pairs of shapes from the tortillas.
  2. Brush a skillet with olive oil, add tortilla shapes, top with cheese, and then another shape on top.
  3. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until lightly browned, and the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole.

Recipe card with step by step photos demonstrating how to make Halloween quesadillas

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