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Easy Jack O’ Lantern Halloween Quesadillas

These super easy Halloween Quesadillas are super easy to make and so fun for Halloween parties as an appetizer or snack!

Do you ever scroll the internet looking for fun holiday themed recipes only to become completely overwhelmed because it seems like you need to become a master chef or baker to create them? You aren’t alone. Today I’ve got some foolproof Jack O Lantern Halloween Quesadillas that everyone will adore.

Halloween Quesadillas: A Ghoulishly Delicious Treat

This Halloween, treat your little goblins and grown-up ghouls alike to a fun and delicious main dish: Halloween Quesadillas! With just a few simple ingredients like flour tortillas, Monterrey jack cheese, and a pumpkin cookie cutter, you can create pumpkin-shaped tortillas filled with ooey-gooey cheese. Let’s get into all the tips, tricks, and variations that will make your Halloween dinner much fun!


Can I use other types of shredded cheese?

Absolutely! While the recipe calls for Monterrey Jack, cheddar cheese and even a Mexican blend would work well.

Do I have to use a pumpkin cookie cutter?

No, you can also use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to carve out jack-o-lantern patterns or other fun Halloween shapes like ghosts or mummy strips.

What’s the best way to cook quesadillas?

For crispy quesadillas, cook them over medium heat on a skillet for 2-3 minutes each side. Alternatively, preheat your oven to 375°F and bake for 5-7 minutes.

That’s what makes these Jack O Lantern Halloween Quesadillas so great! They don’t require that you are a great chef to create them. Any of us can do it! Plus, the kids will think you are just the best for making them. 

Jack O Lantern Halloween Quesadillas

These Jack O Lantern Quesadillas would be a fun dinner for the family, a fun after school snack or a super cool lunch idea for the kids during the Halloween season! 

Why are these Jack O Lantern quesadillas so great?

These quesadillas are such a cute Halloween food, that it will be hard to not make them every day! Here are just a few of the things that make them so great:

–Again, they are ridiculously easy to make. With just a couple of tools and only 2 ingredients, you can have them made in less than 20 minutes (prep time included).

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a very sharp knife or kitchen scissors for intricate Halloween shapes.
  • If you’re using an air fryer, make sure to place parchment paper under the quesadillas for easy clean up.
  • Adding a sprinkle of chili powder or garlic powder to the top of the cheese can elevate the flavor.


  • Refried beans: Layer refried beans between the tortillas for added protein.
  • Chicken: Sprinkle chicken seasoned with lime juice and green onions for a full meal.
  • Red Peppers: Add some color and nutrition with thinly sliced red peppers.

Where to Serve

These Halloween quesadillas are perfect for Halloween parties, as they’re a fun Halloween food idea that even picky eaters will love. Place quesadillas on a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, and you’re good to go!

–They are loved by kids of all ages. Let’s face it, some of us adults still love a good quesadilla and if they are shaped like a fun jack o lantern? Even better!

–They work well for snacks or light meals. 

–They are great for grab and go snacks! If you have somewhere to be, you can easily just grab these and head out the door. 

–They are a good make ahead recipe so you can easily add them into your meal prep for the week


Wrap any leftovers tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store them in an airtight container. Reheat in an oven for 3-5 minutes.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Soggy Quesadillas: Make sure the skillet or oven is hot enough before you place the tortilla.
  • Cheese not melting: Ensure the cheese is evenly distributed, so it melts uniformly.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

This is one of those little moments where cooking becomes a fun activity for the whole family. Kids can help assemble quesadillas and use pumpkin cookie cutters to create fun shapes like jack o lantern quesadillas or ghost shapes.

Topping Options

  • Sour Cream: A classic topping that adds creaminess.
  • Favorite Salsa: Spice it up with some homemade or grocery store-bought salsa.
  • Hot Sauce: For those who like it spicy!
  • Maple Syrup: For a quirky but delicious twist, especially if you’re adding some breakfast elements like scrambled eggs.

You can switch up your flavors. I don’t know about you, but I love a good, loaded quesadilla. Here are some of my favorite additions:

Eggs – Make it a Halloween breakfast!

Shredded Chicken – A delicious protein packed quesadilla that everyone will love.

Lunchmeat – You can make a grilled quesadilla sandwich! 

Why This Recipe Works

The best parts of this recipe are its simplicity and versatility. With easy quesadillas like this, the Halloween holiday becomes a breeze. From the printable recipe card at the end of this post to the easy way of using common ingredients, this recipe is foolproof.

So there you have it, your guide to making Halloween quesadillas that are bound to be a hit on Halloween night. Whether you’re serving them as spooky food at Halloween parties or as a Halloween dinner main dish, these quesadillas will not disappoint. Happy cooking!

Happy Halloween and enjoy!

Here are some more fun Halloween recipes:

Easy Jack O' Lantern Halloween Quesadillas
Yield: 4 Quesadillas

Easy Jack O' Lantern Halloween Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These super easy Halloween Quesadillas are super easy to make and so fun for Halloween parties as an appetizer or snack!


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • Pumpkin cookie cutter
  • Knife


  1. Use the cookie cutter to cut out 8 pumpkin shaped tortillas.
  2. Use the knife to cut jack o lantern faces into four of the pumpkin shaped tortillas.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium high heat. When the griddle is hot, place the remaining four pumpkin tortillas on the griddle. Top with shredded cheese and place the pumpkin tortillas with faces on top of the cheese.
  4. Cook for five minutes, until cheese is melted, then flip and cook an additional two to three minutes.
  5. Allow them to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 24mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 6g

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If you liked these Halloween Quesadillas be sure to check out these amazing No Bake Mummy Oreo Halloween Cookies!

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