Applebee’s Quesadillas

No one can match the taste of Applebee’s Quesadillas. This CopyKat version of their quesadillas comes pretty close. Be sure to serve with your favorite guacamole and sour cream.

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Applebee’s Quesadillas

Applebee's Quesadillas

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  • Recipe Type: Appetizer Recipes, Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes Main dish Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:15 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Applebee's Quesadillas

Applebees is known for their quesadillas, and now you can make one that tastes just like the restaurant with this copycat recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 Slices of Lean Bacon (sliced into 1/2" pieces)
  • 2 Flour Tortilla Shells (8" diameter)
  • Softened Butter (softened for lightly spreading on tortilla shells)
  • 1 tablespoon Pico de Gallo
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Colby/Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Picante Sauce

Instructions

Slice bacon and fry until bacon starts to turn crisp but not hard and brittle. Remove from pan, drain bacon and set aside. Spread butter lightly on one side of the flour tortilla shell. Place buttered side of shell down, into a non-stick fry pan that has been preheated on medium heat. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of bacon over entire shell, then add 1 Tbs. Pico de Gallo, and 1/4 cup shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese over the bacon. Place the second flour shell on top of fixings, buttered side up. Cook for about one - two minutes just long enough to heat the inside ingredients and then carefully flip the quesadilla on the other side and finish cooking. The quesadilla should be heated through but not browned. Remove quesadilla and place on a serving dish and cut into individual triangle serving pieces. Serve quesadillas with your favorite guacamole sour cream, and Picante sauce.

You can find many more copycat restaurant recipes that taste just like  Applebee's Restaurant Recipes here at CopyKat.com.

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  • Kimberly Garcia

    Qdoba’s Quesadilla is better than Applebee’s if I may say. *sigh But who cares if you can make your own? :3

  • Cheffrey

    Having worked for Applebees as a GM for 7 years, we would drain fresh-made pico and mix the cheese/bacon bits in with it & portion into 5 oz. portions for food cost control and consistency of product. We used six-inch shells for the small quesadillas (2) & 10-inch shells (1 folded over) for the large chicken & steak quesadillas. If you don’t have a kitchen scale to weigh out the filling, a large “handful” of filling is about 5 oz.

  • Chelsea Rose

    If you could find a copycat recipe for Applebee’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip….that would be amazing!!! :D None of the spinach and artichoke dips I have made have even come CLOSE to the Applebee’s version :}

  • Chelsea Rose

    If you could find a copycat recipe for Applebee’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip….that would be amazing!!! :D None of the spinach and artichoke dips I have made have even come CLOSE to the Applebee’s version :}

  • http://40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    Loved these, I made these for the family they were so easy to make. And easy to.