How to Flip a Quesadilla Without It Falling Apart

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For a lot of people, flipping a quesadilla seems nearly impossible. It’s kind of exactly like pancakes, but if you don’t flip these right, it’s a huge mess. It’s a surprisingly common problem which a lot of people can’t figure out sometimes, leading to quesadillas ending up all over the pan or just falling apart in other ways.

If you’re struggling with this too, don’t worry. You’re definitely not alone. Heck, even I had a big problem with flipping these things when I was first learning how to make them. So, don’t beat yourself up. All you need is a helping hand to show you how to do it the right way, and that’s what I’m here for today! Keep reading to find out more about how you can flip a quesadilla without making it go everywhere.


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Well, if I’m showing you how to flip a quesadilla, you’re obviously going to need one to practice with. So, have these things ready with you before we can start:

  • 1 Tortilla
  • 3-5 Tablespoons of Quesadilla Filling
  • 2 Tablespoons of Grated Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cooking Oil

I won’t go over the detailed specifics about how to put everything together or what exactly you need for the quesadilla filling. If you’re reading this article, you’ve probably already made some filling, and this isn’t a recipe anyway, so that shouldn’t be a problem hopefully.

But, by having all these things and practicing to the tips I say, you can put all these things to good use and get a (hopefully) delicious little meal out of it for yourself! Once you have all these things ready, it’s time to move on to the next part of things, which is what you’re here for.


Like I said earlier, I won’t be going over the specifics of the recipe itself, just the flipping part. So, with that out of the way, here’s exactly what you need to do to flip a quesadilla the proper way:

  1. Cook the Tortilla

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Place 1 tortilla on a grill or inside a pan on top of the stove. Either way, get it heated up a little and spread 3-5 tablespoons of quesadilla filling on one half of the tortilla. Then, sprinkle 2 tablespoons of grated cheese on top of all of that for some topping. With all that done, let it heat up a little before moving on to the next step.

  1. Roll It Up

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Now you need to get the quesadilla ready by grabbing the side that’s empty and rolling it over to the side that’s covered in filling. Make sure that you tuck it all across so it becomes a proper roll. Now rub some cooking oil across the surface of the quesadilla.

  1. Flipping the Quesadilla

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Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for; flipping this thing properly. To do so, gently but quickly slide your spatula beneath the side of the quesadilla that’s folded. Keep the open end closed by holding it in place with the tongs.

Now, you’ll want to flip the folded side over the tongs with the spatula and let go of the tongs in a quick but gentle motion. This way, the quesadilla will flip entirely and land back on the plate without falling apart! That’s as easy as it is. Try this once and I’m sure with a bit of practice you won’t have to worry about your quesadillas falling apart while you flip them ever again!

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