Caprese Quesadilla

Caprese Quesadillas are the perfect kid-friendly way to serve Caprese! Melty mozzarella cheese, fresh heirloom tomatoes, and basil make this quesadilla one for the books. 

We love a Caprese sandwich, which is mozzarella, tomato, basil, and just a dash of olive oil, normally on Italian bread. For kids though, Caprese sandwiches can be tough to eat because the mozzarella tends to fall out, making the whole sandwich eating thing somewhat frustrating.

But that’s no reason to deprive your kids of great Caprese. By simply substituting tortillas for the bread and adding a little heat to melt the cheese, you’ve got the great taste of Caprese in an easy-to-hold, kid-friendly format. It’s a blend of two great cuisines that come together beautifully.

Caprese Quesadilla

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 6 mins
Servings 2 servings


  • 4 tortillas, corn or flour
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mozerella cheese, grated
  • 4 basil leaves, julienned


  • Place one tortilla in a medium-large dry pan (larger than the size of the tortilla) over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese over tortilla and place half (about 4 or 5) tomato slices over cheese.
  • Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of cheese over tomato slices followed by half of the julienned basil leaves.
  • Top with another tortilla and heat through, about 3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortilla is slightly toasted.
  • Repeat for the second quesadilla. 
  • Cut into wedges and serve.