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Simple and Savory Smoked Sausage Quesadilla

August 13, 2018 (Last Updated: March 20, 2020)

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A quick and easy lunch or dinner made with smoked sausage, cheese and tortillas.

Simple and Savory Smoked Sausage Quesadilla was sponsored by Eckrich Smoked Sausage, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Beyond the Chicken Coop

We are in full summer mode and it seems busier than ever. I always tend to think we will have lots of time during summer vacation, and we do, but we tend to fill up every moment of everyday! The days and nights seem so busy. 

Simple and Savory Smoked sausage quesadilla is a fast and easy lunch or dinner.

Summertime meals can sometimes be difficult to pull together when we are so busy. It’s hard to find time to put on a feast for my family. That’s why I love Simple and Savory Smoked Sausage Quesadilla made with Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage. They are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner that skimps on time, but not on flavor.

Eckrich Smoked Sausage is naturally hardwood smoked and includes a perfect blend of spices for a wonderful taste. Eckrich offers a wide variety of flavors available in the Deli section of your local grocery store, making their Smoked Sausages the perfect go-to ingredient for any meal occasion.

These Simple and Savory Smoke Sausage Quesadillas are perfect for getting a delicious lunch on the table in a jiffy!

I try to keep easy to use foods on hand to make pulling meals together a breeze. Some items I stock my pantry and fridge with during the summer include:

  • Eckrich Smoked Sausage
  • Cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Fresh veggies that I cut up when I get home from the store – carrots, celery, radishes, sugar snap peas, and cucumbers
  • Fresh fruit – peaches, plums, apples, grapes, strawberries, blueberries and watermelon
  • Pasta
  • Salad mixes

On those days when we get home late and need a quick lunch or dinner, I am able to pull together something satisfying lickity split! These Sausage Quesadillas can make it on the table in under 15 minutes!

Simple and Savory Smoked sausage quesadilla is a fast and easy lunch or dinner.

For these quesadillas all you need to do is slice up the Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage, grate the cheese, butter the tortillas, assemble and cook until the sausages are hot and the cheese is melted. Add fresh cut veggies or a quick salad and you’ve got a meal!

A slice of smoked sausage quesadilla

For these quesadillas, I used Monterey Jack cheese, but you can use your favorite type of cheese or whatever you have on hand. These would be equally as delicious with cheddar cheese, or pepper jack cheese.

Don’t let the jalapenos in the Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage scare you. They add just the right amount of heat and aren’t overly spicy. My three teenage kids thought these sausages were absolutely delicious and they loved them in the quesadillas. They enjoyed the quesadillas hot and melty, but they also thought the leftovers we had were delicious the next day eaten straight out of the refrigerator.

For more info about Eckrich Smoked Sausage, as well as quick and easy recipes please visit

Eckrich Smoked Sausages

One quick tip: Using a pizza cutter makes cutting quesadillas into wedges a breeze.

Slicing up smoked sausage quesadillas

Quick and delicious Smoked Sausage Quesadilla

Simple and Savory Smoked Sausage Quesadilla

Crispy tortillas filled with cheese and smoked sausages
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6 people
Calories 552 kcal


  • 6 Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausages
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)


  • Slice sausages into pieces.
  • Butter one side of tortillas.
  • Place one tortilla with butter side down. Place 1/4 cup of shredded cheese on top. Place sliced sausages on top of cheese. Place an additional tortilla on top with butter side facing up.
  • Place on a preheated skillet on medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, flipping entire quesadilla over when the bottom has become golden.
  • Remove from pan when both tortillas are golden brown and the cheese is completely melted and sausages are hot.
  • Slice into wedges and enjoy!


Calories: 552kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 19gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1190mgPotassium: 239mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 455IUCalcium: 281mgIron: 2.9mg
Keyword quesadilla, quesadilla with sausages, quesadillas with meat
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Quick and delicious Smoked Sausage Quesadilla



Simple and Savory Smoked Sausage Quesadilla is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eckrich Smoked Sausage.




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  • Reply
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    August 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    5 stars
    YUM! These smoked sausages are definitely something great to keep on hand! And this quesadilla looks sooo good!!

    • Reply
      August 20, 2018 at 6:25 am

      Thanks, Annie!

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    David @ Spiced
    August 14, 2018 at 4:54 am

    I absolutely love smoked sausage, and we always try to keep at least one pack in the freezer! I’ll have to keep an eye out for Eckrich next time I’m in the store. And quesadillas? Well they just happen to be one of our favorite go-to meals when we don’t have any leftovers around. The jalapeno cheddar sausage in a quesadilla sounds excellent! Oh, and green onions or chives have become one of our favorite add-ins for quesadillas. Mmmm…now I want smoked sausage ‘dillas for dinner tonight!

    • Reply
      August 14, 2018 at 6:29 am

      Oh! I love the idea of adding green onions or chives! Excellent suggestion!!!

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    Dawn - Girl Heart Food
    August 13, 2018 at 9:49 am

    5 stars
    Love quesadillas and we regularly enjoy at home, but have yet to make with sausage! Gotta try that next time! They look SO good 🙂

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      They are so quick, easy and delicious!

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    Nicoletta Sugarlovespices
    August 13, 2018 at 7:53 am

    These quesadillas look so so tasty! Loreto would love to bite into them! Great ingredients in the sausages, they make a perfect lunch or dinner option, quick and delicious.

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Sometimes quick meals are just what we need!

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    Fred G
    August 13, 2018 at 6:30 am

    5 stars
    Sounds great. We’ll give ’em a try.

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Perfect! Let me know how you like them.

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    August 13, 2018 at 5:48 am

    5 stars
    Love these quesadillas Kathy! And these sausages look like they’d be a total hit at our house! Perfect for backyard bbq’s too!

    • Reply
      August 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      The sausages are equally delicious in these quesadillas or eaten by themselves!

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