Blooming Quesadilla Ring

Gather around, food enthusiasts, for a delightful twist on a classic Mexican favorite that’s sure to add a dash of fun and creativity to your next meal or gathering. Imagine the vibrant flavours of Mexico blooming right at your dining table with the Blooming Quesadilla Ring!

This eye-catching dish combines the comfort of gooey, melted cheese and tender chicken with the fresh kick of onions, bell peppers, and jalapeños, all wrapped in a crispy tortilla shell. Not only is it a feast for the taste buds, but its stunning presentation will make it the star of any meal. So roll up your sleeves, and let’s dive into the making of this delicious masterpiece.


  • 2 cups of cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped (for that extra zing!)
  • 1 cup of your favorite taco sauce
  • 20 taco-size tortillas
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese

How To Make Blooming Quesadilla Ring:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to a cozy 375˚F (190˚C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to keep things neat and tidy.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the shredded chicken, chopped onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and taco sauce until everything is happily mingling. Set this flavorful mixture aside for now.
  3. Take a tortilla and cut it in half to start shaping our quesadilla petals. On each half, sprinkle a loving amount of both cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, followed by a spoonful of the chicken mixture. It’s like dressing up the tortillas for a fiesta!
  4. Gently roll each tortilla half into a cone shape, starting from the cut edge. Picture creating a mini bouquet of savory flowers – that’s the spirit we’re going for.
  5. Place a wide-mouth jar or glass in the center of your prepared baking sheet. This will be the heart of our blooming quesadilla.
  6. Arrange about 13 tortilla cones around the jar, making sure their pointy ends meet in the middle, like friends gathering around a campfire. Sprinkle a bit more cheese on top for good measure.
  7. Layer the rest of the tortilla cones around the first layer, creating a beautiful bloom of quesadillas. Finish off with a generous blanket of the remaining cheeses.
  8. Bid farewell to the jar, as its job is done. Pop the baking sheet into the oven and bake until the cheese is gloriously melted and the tortillas turn a perfect shade of golden brown, which should take about 15-20 minutes.
  9. With great care, transfer your blooming masterpiece to a serving platter. The center of the ring is the perfect spot for a bowl of your favorite dip – think guacamole, sour cream, or salsa.
  10. Call your loved ones to the table and serve this blooming quesadilla ring immediately, garnished with your favorite toppings for that final touch of flair.

There you have it, a Blooming Quesadilla Ring that’s not just a meal but a memorable experience. Gather your friends and family and dive into the crispy, cheesy goodness. Enjoy the blend of flavors and the joy of sharing this unique dish. Buen provecho!

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