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Summer Quesadilla

Fill flour tortillas with layers of cheese, corn, asparagus, and ham and bake for an easy summer dinner or appetizer! Drizzle with a little queso for a finishing touch!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • flour tortillas
  • grated cheeses and/or pimiento cheese
  • corn*
  • asparagus**
  • thinly sliced ham, or cooked bacon, chicken or pulled pork
  • queso, optional
  • olive oil
  • butter


  • Saute tortillas with a little butter and olive oil on each side until golden. Drain on paper towels
  • Spread a layer of pimiento cheese or grated cheese on one side of half of the tortillas
  • Top cheese with an even layer of corn
  • Top corn with asparagus and then ham
  • Sprinkle ham with grated cheese and top with remaining tortillas
  • Refrigerate the quesadillas for baking later if desired
  • Bake on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until quesadillas are heated through and cheese has melted
  • Cut into 1/4s to serve and drizzle with heated queso if desired


*you can use canned corn, frozen corn, or corn on the cob. 
If you want to cook corn on the cob quickly put it in the microwave unshucked or wrap in a towel if it's shucked and cook on high for 4 minutes per ear
**break off tough ends of asparagus, rinse and wrap in a towel.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes, then unwrap immediately to prevent further cooking
Keyword asparagus, corn and ham melt, ham and cheese sandwich, quesadillas, summer dinner, summer quesadilla