This simple recipe for an authentic Air Fryer Cheese Quesadilla is the easiest and quickest way to get food on the table! Stick to the classic version and fill your tortilla with gooey, melty cheese. Or let your imagination run wild and create your own fillings!
Preheat air fryer to 400°F. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheating function, turn on and let heat up for 3-4 minutes.
Assemble your quesadillas: lay out a tortilla and place shredded cheese over half the tortilla. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on top and fold the quesadilla in half.
Spray the bottom of your air fryer with oil. Place quesadilla inside and spray top with oil. Lay a piece of foil on top, followed by an oven-safe bowl or small baking sheet. This will help press the quesadilla down so it doesn't unfold while air frying. If you don't have either of these, use a toothpick to secure the quesadilla.
Air fry for 2 minutes. Then, use an oven mitt to carefully remove the bowl or baking sheet and foil. Use a flat spatula to lightly press down on the quesadilla. Continue air frying for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese has melted.
Tortilla: You can use any type of tortilla you'd like.
Cheese: I recommend buying a block of cheese and grating it fresh instead of buying the pre-shredded versions. The pre-shredded ones have anti-caking ingredients and won't melt or taste the same.
Optional fillings: Feel free to add your favorite fillings like shredded chicken, beans, corn, bell pepper, scrambled eggs, jalapeno, etc. You can also top or serve the quesadillas with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or cilantro.