Bacon Weave Quesadilla

Not everything in the cooking world is the most logical.

Is it easy to slap together a quick quesadilla with a plain flour tortilla and some cheese? Absolutely. But that can get boring. Making your own quesadilla shell out of bacon is one way to cure boredom!

That’s how I came up with the bacon weave quesadilla. Part boredom, part love of bacon. If you’re feeling adventurous, give this a shot – it’s not as hard as it looks.

Obviously, the tricky part of this quesadilla is the woven bacon shell. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Bacon Weave Quesadilla



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Bacon Weave Quesadilla


  • 16 Strips bacon
  • 1/2 Red pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 Red onion (diced)
  • 2 Teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoon Old El Paso spice mix
  • 1/2 Cup cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro


  1. Lay out 8 strips of bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Fold up every other piece and then lay in horizontal pieces of bacon.
  2. Alternate vertical strips and make rows of bacon until you complete the weave.
  3. Bake the bacon at 425 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. Drain off grease, flip the weave, and bake for another 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, add diced veggies to a skillet over medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Add seasoning to the veggies and cook until they are soft.
  5. When bacon weave is cooked, let it cool a bit and then cut off corners of the weave to form a circle (if you want).
  6. Add veggies to one half of the weave and top with cheese. Fold the bacon over itself and add the weave to the skillet over medium heat.
  7. Cook the quesadilla for a few minutes per side until cheese is melted and the bacon is crispy. Remove from the pan and let the quesadilla cool for a bit.
  8. Slice the quesadilla into quarters and serve with sour cream and cilantro.

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