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Blooming Quesadilla Ring

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Impress your guests with this blooming quesadilla ring! Quesadillas are a great appetizer and dinner recipe, but a quesadilla ring takes this easy, crowd-pleasing recipe to a whole new level! Using tortilla shells that are cut in half, filled with chicken and cheese, and rolled up, then, placed in a giant ring. This pull-apart appetizer is always a fan favorite!
This blooming quesadilla ring recipe is a unique appetizer dish that everyone goes crazy over. This show-stopping appetizer is great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and always a total hit at our Super Bowl party!

You can serve these quesadillas with your choice of sides and garnishes. I like to have sides of shredded lettuce, olives, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.That way each person can top it off and make their quesadilla however they like. Not only is this so delish, but it also looks amazing. It’s called the blooming quesadilla because it looks like a flower when it’s all put together!

 

Ingredients

2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 cup taco sauce
20 taco-size tortillas
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add the chicken, onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and taco sauce, and mix to combine. Set aside.
Cut each tortilla in half. Evenly add about 2 tablespoons each of the cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chicken mixture to each tortilla half.
Roll the tortillas into cones, starting fro the cut edge and making sure not to push the ingredients out of the tortilla.
Place a wide mouth jar or glass in the center of the baking sheet.
Create a ring around the jar with about 13 tortilla cones. The points of the cones should be in the center, touching the jar. Sprinkle cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese over the layer. Repeat with the remaining cones to make 2 more layers, finishing with the rest of the cheddar and Monterey Jack.
Remove the jar from the center of the ring. Bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the tortillas are crispy, 15-20 minutes.
Carefully transfer the blooming quesadilla to a serving platter. Place your dip of choice inside the ring and top with your desired garnishes. Serve immediately. Servings ~ 20
Enjoy!

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