The Best Shrimp Quesadillas

A tasty mixture of spicy shrimp, sautéed onions & bell peppers, garlic, and melted cheese crisped in a tortilla. These quesadillas are simple and a delicious way to enjoy shrimp! 
The Best Ever Shrimp Quesadillas Calling all shrimp lovers! These DELICIOUS shrimp quesadillas are a must try. We’ve made them countless time and will continue to make them forever. They’re super quick and easy to make, packed with flavor and highlight shrimp in a festive and spicy way.

It’s all made in one pan in under 20 minutes tops. First the onions, bell peppers, and garlic are sauteed for a just a minute. Next, the shrimp and seasoning is added and cooked for just another minute or two (side note, shrimp cooks in literally minutes, which is why I LOVE cooking it).

Now, all that’s left is to add some shrimp mixture in a tortilla, top with cheese, and toast until crispy. The outcome is crispy quesadillas filled with cheesy shrimp and a mouth-watering flavor combo that is out of this world!
The Best Ever Shrimp Quesadillas Serve the quesadillas with sour-cream, your favorite salsa or guacamole. I served them with my cilantro sour-cream sauce. They store very well in the fridge and can be re-heated in a pan to melt the cheese and crisp the tortilla. The Best Ever Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

4.79 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Layla


  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning or 1 tablespoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon EACH garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika, ground cumin, salt, black pepper
  • 1-2 cups melting cheese mozzarella, cheddar, Mexican blend or Monterey Jack
  • 6-8 Medium flour tortillas


  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or pan. Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the pan. Cook for 1 minute or until tender.

  • Add the shrimp and taco seasoning and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until shrimp begins to turn pink.

  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and rinse and whip down the pan with a paper towel. Return the pan to the heat and spray cooking spray or brush with about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.

  • Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle cheese on one side of the tortilla. Spoon about 5-6 shrimp or enough to cover with another sprinkle of cheese. Fold tortilla in half. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and crispy. Repeat for reaming tortillas.

  • Serve with Sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.

The Best Ever Shrimp Quesadillas The Best Ever Shrimp Quesadillas


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    This was such an easy dinner & oh so good! Thank you for a great recipe!


    These were so good!!! I did the Diy seasoNing and happy i did, i added JALAPEÑOS which was the perfect addition! Easy and effortless recIpe.


    These were fantastic! I didn’t have the bell pepper so i added some black beans to round them out. Your seasoning added The perfect amount of kick. Thanks!

    Maggie Unzueta

    My mouth is literally watering. My family would love this..


    Made It and my brOther loved it!

    Jessica p

    This recipe was simple And delicious! The seasoning blenD waS perfect with a little added red pepper flakes. DefiNitely a keeper!

    Bethesda beck

    I used POBLANO rather THAN bell peppers, to add a little more kick to these. And used Argentina red shrimp. this is An easy, delicious and good-looking dish! Thanks !

    Rhea martin

    These were delicious!


    These shrimp quesadillas were awesome. I opted to make my own taco seasoning included in the recipe and I’m so glad I did. So much better and flavorful than the packaged seasoning.


    This was easy and delicious! i’ll definitely make them again!


    These really are the best shrimp quesadillas!! I used jumbo shrimp and just chopped them up. I cant wait to make this again

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