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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bacon Avocado Quesadillas

Who out there loves avocados?  I know I didn't used to until I hit my mid-twenties and the suddenly I thought they were the most delicious thing ever.  And who out there doesn't like bacon? Like as in, DOES NOT like bacon?!? Okay, phew,  I hope that was no one. :) Really, I hope everyone likes bacon, because it makes my life so happy! And I'm hope it does for you too!

Several months ago my friend made me a quesadilla with chopped avocado, and I loved it. I hadn't ever thought to do that.  I guess I need to step outside of the box every now and then.  We have quesadillas A LOT at our house for lunch. I swear 9 out of 10 days my 4 year old asks for one for lunch. I have to admit I need a little more variety than that. This jazzed up cheese quesadilla was enough for me.  And a few Sunday's ago my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed these for lunch. 

These quesadillas were super delicious topped with my favorite, restaurant style salsa, sour cream and cilantro. I would have had made some guacamole too, but I only had enough avocado to put inside the quesadilla.   

I hope you can spice up you lunch with one of these sometime real soon. You won't be sorry that you did!  


Bacon Avocado Quesadillas

Yield: 1 Quesadilla

1-2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
about ½ cup cheese (I prefer Colby Jack or Monterrey Jack)
2 tortillas (I prefer Tortillaland uncooked tortillas)
1 small avocado, sliced
Cilantro, chopped, use as much as you like

Salsa, guacamole, sour cream for dipping (optional)


Heat griddle over medium heat and if you are using uncooked tortillas brown them lightly on each side until lightly golden.  Add cheese to one side, top with bacon, avocado slices, and chopped cilantro, sprinkle a little more cheese on top and top with the 2nd tortilla. Brown on both sides until slightly crispy. Place on a plate and let sit for 2 minutes and slice into wedges.

Garnish with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and cilantro if desired, or dunk each wedge in any or all of these.

Enjoy! That is a must! :)

Recipe Source:

A Leesh & Lu original, by Lu



  1. These look absolutely delish! What a fun spin on the traditional quesadilla.

    1. Thanks, Christine! Much better than just cheese! :)

    2. Thanks, Christine! Much better than just cheese! :)

  2. very colorful and delicious, love the recipe, thanks for the share on Fabulous Friday Party