Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas recipe

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Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas make a perfect light bite or more substantial meal - these combine chorizo with herby potatoes and take just 15 mins

Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins

We love these delicious chorizo and thyme quesadillas from Mexican food expert Thomasina Miers, who is the celeb chef behind restaurant chain Wahaca. They're filled with an irresistible combination of chorizo, potatoes and cheese and take just 15 minutes to prepare. You can serve these with any dips you like. We love guacamole, made with lots of lime, fresh tomato salsa with a good hit of chilli and a cooling sour cream. To make it a more substantial meal you can also add a nice big green salad on the side.


  • 350g potatoes
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 200g chorizo cooking sausage, chopped
  • A small bunch of thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 large flour or corn tortillas
  • 400g cheese, grated
  • Olive oil




  1. Cut the potatoes in equal-size chunks and cook until tender. Leave them to cool a little and then cut them into 1cm dice.
  2. Cook the onion until soft, add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Mix in the chorizo and potato, turn up the heat and fry for another 5 minutes. Mix in the thyme and season.
  3. Spread a quarter of the chorizo mixture on one half of a tortilla and sprinkle with a fistful of cheese.
  4. Fold the tortilla over so that you have a half moon. Brush it with a little olive oil (so the tortilla doesn’t stick to the pan) and place in a hot, dry frying pan or griddle and cook until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve with your favourite table salsa.
Top Tip for making Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

A mix of extra mature English Cheddar and a little grated mozzarella makes the perfect cheese mix for these quesadillas


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