sheet pan quesadillas

Sheet Pan Quesadillas are an Easy Meal for a Crowd

Next time you’re stumped on dinner, try these sheet pan quesadillas.

The humble sheet pan is one of the strongest workhorses in the kitchen. We’re giving her the credit she deserves!

Alex Daynes is adding her voice, and recipe, to the Studio 5 Sheet Pan Party series. It’s our way of saying ‘thanks!’ to this tool.

You might never make quesadillas the same. Alex says this is a recipe that everyone should have in their back pocket. It’s a great way to make lots of quesadillas, in just a little time. Easy to assemble, loaded with a homemade fajita filling, beans, and lots of ooey-gooey cheese.

The entire recipe is made on a sheet pan—even the fajita bell pepper filling. Make it your own by customizing with any sort of fillings you have on hand. Try adding chicken, sweet pork, or even shrimp to up the protein in your sheet pan quesadillas. The technique is in the tortilla layering. Alex shared how to lay out the tortillas so you can envelop all the goodness inside.

Find all of Alex’s notes for this recipe on her blog post, here.


Sheet Pan Quesadillas

PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 5 minutes


Fajita Filling

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning


  • 8 large burrito sized tortillas
  • Prepared fajita filling
  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack shredded cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


For the Fajita Filling

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the sliced onion and peppers on a large baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with fajita seasoning. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until the edges become slightly crispy, and the peppers are soft.

For the Quesadilla

  1. Line a sheet pan with foil.
  2. Place 6 of the flour tortillas around the edges of the sheet pan, with the tortillas hanging halfway over the edge of the pan, leaving a gap in the center. Place one tortilla in the bottom center gap.
  3. Layer on half the cheese, beans, fajita mixture, and the remainder of the cheese.
  4. Carefully begin folding the tortillas hanging over the pan’s edge towards the middle. Place the last tortilla in the center to fill the gap. Place a second sheet pan on the folded tortillas and slightly press down.
  5. Transfer the baking sheets to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the top sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  6. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and allow the quesadilla to cool slightly before cutting it into servings. Serve with your favorite quesadilla toppings.

Alex has always loved to cook! The kitchen is her happy place. Alex’s core belief is that life is better when it tastes better. She’s an advocate for simple and easy recipes that anyone can nail at home. Alex’s kitchen is a space where love and creativity combine. While her heart belongs to desserts, her website is home to all sorts of delicious recipes. It’s a blog to bookmark for all of your recipe needs! Find more from Alex on Instagram, @thealexdaynes, or on her website,

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