You’ve had blooming onion. You’ve had quesadillas. But have you ever had a blooming quesadilla ring? This unusual recipe combines two kinds of cheese with tortillas, along with taco sauce, peppers, chicken, and onion.
Creating the dish in a ring shape doesn’t take long and isn’t hard, but it does give this recipe a unique look. You can make this for a special event or a party, or else just make it to surprise your family.
Regular quesadillas are always good but it’s nice to add more fillings to the cheese. Here the chicken adds a meaty element while the bell pepper and jalapeno add both color and flavor, and nutrients too of course.
It’s an amazing choice if you want to impress all your guests, since it’s ideal for sharing. There are various tweaks and changes you can apply if you want to change the basic recipe up a bit.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This is a crowd-pleasing dish. It’s really easy to make. It’s not a pull-apart recipe like blooming onion or monkey bread, but everyone can eat the quesadilla cones sharing from the same platter.
How to Serve It
This is pretty enough to be a table centerpiece. You can offer whatever dips or condiments you want, such as salsa or guacamole, or even some of each, along with hot sauce in case anyone wants to spice theirs up some more.
- Flour tortillas
- Shredded cheddar
- Shredded Mexican cheese
- Taco sauce
- Red bell pepper
- Shredded chicken
- Salsa, sour cream and/or guacamole
If you’re looking for something to make for a party or special gathering, you can’t go wrong with this appealing blooming quesadilla ring. It’s south-of-the-border food at its finest, with an exciting and novel twist.
Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator in a covered container. You can rewarm any leftovers in the microwave.
Blooming Quesadilla Ring
- 20 medium flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
- 1 cup taco sauce
- 1 chopped deseeded jalapeno
- 1 chopped red bell pepper
- 2 cups shredded chicken
- 2 chopped small onion
- Salsa sour cream and/or guacamole to serve optional
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut the tortillas in half.
- In a bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno and taco sauce.
- Put some cheddar in the middle of each tortilla half, top with the chicken mixture.
- Roll the tortillas over the filling to make cone shapes.
- Put a bowl in the middle of a round baking tray and layer your tortilla cones in a ring around the bowl.
- Top with Mexican blend cheese then remove the bowl.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Fill the bowl with salsa, sour cream, guacamole, or your favorite dipping sauce, and put it back in the middle of the quesadilla ring.
Can You Make It Ahead?
It’s best served hot from the oven while the cheese is still melted on top and the quesadilla cones are hot and delicious.
Variations and Substitutions:
Omit the chicken or sub-barbacoa pork or another protein. Beef brisket would work too. You can also use green or yellow bell pepper, or sub the jalapeno with a poblano for less heat or for a serrano pepper for more heat.