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Quesadillas with Shrimp and Bacon

  • Author: Cupcake from Brown Sugar
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 18 1x


These Quesadillas are filled with Shrimp, Bacon, Jalapeno, and Gruyere Cheese. You will love these quesadillas and will work well with any side item.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10 oz. cooked baby shrimp
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked limp
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 16 oz. Gruyere Cheese, shredded
  • 6 Large Flour Tortillas
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • red crushed pepper


  1. Cook the bacon in a pan on medium heat for 3-5 minutes on both sides. Turn to a plate lined with paper towel. Once all bacon is cooked, drain excess grease and reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon grease; rough chop the bacon. Turn the pan back to the burner with the bacon grease. Cook the onion and jalapeno in the grease for 7-10 minutes until translucent.
  2. Cook the shrimp in a separate pan with 1 tbsp. olive oil on medium high heat (if you bought the baby shrimp frozen, be sure to drain the liquid before adding to the pan) and cook for 7 minutes and season with a little pepper. Join the shrimp with the onions and jalapeno mixture. Stir to combine. Turn off heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  4. Take one of the tortillas and brush lightly with olive oil on one side (which will be the bottom side). Sprinkle with gruyere cheese, sprinkle with about 1/3 of the shrimp mixture, and layer more gruyere cheese on top, and place another flour tortilla on top of the cheese. Brush with a little olive oil, sprinkle with red crushed pepper, and bake for 5-7 minutes until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining shrimp filling and flour tortillas. Cut into triangles and serve.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Dinner