Mashed Potato Quesadilla


I had something like this at a restaurant last night and had to try duplicating it at home. This potato quesadilla reminds me of a pierogi. I think this recipe can be played up with just about anything you like with potatoes. This can be a super-fast meal if you use the heat and serve bacon and premade mashed potatoes.

close up view of sliced Mashed Potato Quesadilla and lettuce on a red plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes

  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • 8 flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 tablespoons softened butter

  • 1 cup salsa

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Stir together mashed potatoes, bacon, and green onions. Spread mashed potato mixture onto 4 tortillas, spreading to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle shredded Cheddar cheese on top of mashed potatoes and top with remaining tortillas. Lightly butter each side of quesadilla.

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Place a quesadilla into the preheated pan; cook until golden brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

766 Calories
39g Fat
78g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 766
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 21g 107%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1590mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 511mg 39%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 717mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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