Kickin’ Quesadillas made into a Mezzetta Recipe #MezzettaMemories #SharingJoy

Disclosure Statement
Today’s post is sponsored by Mezzetta, but my love for their delicious snacks is all my own!

Growing up in my family, the Holidays were centered around food.  We had two different table of goodies for the special gathering for the Holidays, which didn’t include our full dinner we’d also have.  I remember my Dad, when he was alive, loving the green olives and us always have to have them on our snack tables.  Anytime I see those, I think of my Dad and his love for those and it makes me smile in memory.  In our family, there wasn’t such a thing as too much food.  As it would always get eaten or frozen to eat later.  The more the merrier in every aspect of the Holiday.  Which I have carried over to making my own parties and Holiday memories.  My husband and I made our very own Mezzetta Recipe with these Kickin’ Quesadillas.

I am not the creative one in the kitchen, my husband is.  He can throw together any type of dinner and it’ll most likely taste excellent.  He won’t be able to make the same thing twice, exactly, but it’ll be close.  I am amazed at the skills he has in the kitchen.  Give me a recipe and I am okay, but there is no way I could be creative enough to create my own recipe.

Mezzetta Recipe

These Kickin’ Quesadillas made into a Mezzetta recipe are all my husband, so you can thank him for their yumminess, which indeed they are VERY yummy!  It would make an excellent dinner or appetizer for your Holiday gatherings to make it a memorable addition.

Making these are actually very easy, you only need a few things and only takes a few minutes to cook up.

Mezzetta Recipe - Ingredients

What you’ll need to gather:

Kickin’ Quesadillas 

  • 12.5oz can of chicken (you can also use a chicken breast cooked and shredded)
  • Mezzetta Bell Peppers
  • Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Hot Jalapeno Peppers
  • Mezzetta Red Hot Chili Pepper Spread
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Mini Sweet Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Tortilla Shells *not pictured*

Dipping Sauce

  • Sour Cream
  • Mezzetta Red Hot Chili Pepper Spread

Add some oil to a frying pan and let it warm a bit and add your chicken to brown it up a bit (since it was canned chicken).  As that is browning, chop up your vegetables (mini sweet peppers, mushrooms, and onions).

Mezzetta Recipe - Cut up Veggies

Once your chicken is browned, add 3 to 4 slices of the Mezzetta Bell Peppers, 10 or to taste of the Mezzetta Deli-Sliced Hot Jalapeno Peppers, 1 to 2 tablespoons of the Mezzetta Red Hot Chili Pepper Spread and to taste the Taco Seasoning.  Stir those all together and cook a minute or two together.  Then add in your vegetables – 2 mini sweet peppers, 2 small mushrooms, and onions to as you see fit.  Stir again and let it cook together another minute or two.  

Mezzetta Recipe - Cook Chicken
Mezzetta Recipe - Sauces Added
Mezzetta Recipe - Veggies Added

Once that mix is all ready.  Fill half of a tortilla shell with filling and add some cheese on top of it.  Grill each side of the quesadilla until browned.  Then cut and serve.

Mezzetta Recipe - Filling
Mezzetta Recipe - Filling Cheese
Mezzetta Recipe - Cooking

The optional sour cream side was just a mix of Jason’s that was some sour cream and the Mezzetta Red Hot Chili Pepper Spread, no real measurement there.

Mezzetta Recipe - Sour Cream Dip

Mezzetta Recipe - Kickin Quesadillas

Mezzetta is making it easy for you to try out this Kickin’ Quesadilla or your very own Holiday version to try to make your very own Mezzetta recipe with a .50 off coupon, here – the coupon expires the 31st of December.


[yumprint-recipe id=’7′]What are some of your Holiday memories when it comes to food? Any of them include Mezzetta? Or will be you making new Holiday memories with Mezzetta like I will?

Daily Giveaway from Mezzetta

The giveaway will run from December 1st through December 31st. That means there are 31 daily prizes!

Mezzetta Recipe - Win Everyday in December

To enter, just visit Mezzetta and enter your  name, email, address and favorite holiday memory. Each day a winner will be selected at random. Prizes will be shipped within 2 weeks.

Mezzetta Favorites Holiday Gift Basket (31 Winners – Daily) includes:
• 100% Italian Estate Grown Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Golden Greek Peperoncini
• Garlic Stuffed Olives
• Castelvetrano Olives
• Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives
• Roasted Marinated Red & Yellow Sweet Bell Peppers
• Cocktail Onions
• 1 Apron (from House Party contents)
• 1 Metal Olive Spoon (from House Party contents)
• 1 Tote Bag (from House Party contents)
• 1 Ceramic Bowl

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  • Jason

    Dinner was delicious.

  • Debbie Gibson

    I will have to try this sometime, it looks super yummy!

    • It was REALLY good. We were both pretty thrilled with just how good it was.

  • aprilaakre

    I have to make this it looks so good. My daughter likes quesadillas.

  • MelissaSayWhat

    We love Mexican Cuisine in our house! I love Mezzetta products. I never thought to use them for Quesadillas. My fave Mezzetta product is the cherry peppers. I slice them and stuff them with prosciutto and either mozarella or hot pepper cheese depending on how spicy of a mood I’m in.

  • Um yum, you really revved up your Quesadillas! I think in our house, I’m the only one who does this, I like to add pico de gallo to mine and avocado, makes it a MEGA Quesadilla! Super yum!

    • Interesting twist to yours Rose! I don’t like avocado, but Jason does.

  • Janette Rupple

    Oh my YUM!!!! Looks a little spicy for me, but I’m sure I could tone it down a little. I plan to enter the contest too, so cross your fingers for me 😉

  • Melissa Swedoski

    Holla! I love quesadillas, and you’ve given them quite a kick here. I had never heard of Mezzetta before, so thanks for the delicious introduction!

    • You are welcome Melissa, hopefully next time you see them you’ll buy them and try these 🙂

  • Jodi @the noise of boys

    Oh this looks yummy! Great job and thank you for the awesome recipe!

  • Jen Panditaratne

    These look yummy! I’ve never heard of Mezzetta, but I’m going to look for them the next time I’m out. I think my family would really enjoy these quesadillas!

    • You should, they are so great. Really surprises ourselves at this recipe.

  • mrsvirgomama

    This looks delicious. I would add more cheese.

    • Jason

      I did add more cheese to the second and third one made. There is quite a bit in the first one, but harder to see. They come out pretty full.

  • I love Mezzetta products and use them all the time! The quesadillas really caught my eye, so yummy!! Thanks again for sharing at Try a Bite Tuesdays!

    • They were so tasty. One of our personal favorites now! Thanks for visiting Debra 🙂

  • Oh Yum, these look delicious. I know what I am having for tea now! It’s been ages since we had mexican. Thanks for linking up to #featurefridays

  • Mandi

    This is my kind of weekend dinner – easy and yummy! Thank you for linking up at the Simply Sundays link party!

    • So yummy!! I hope you try them soon. We need to make them again soon.

  • Miz Helen

    Your Kickin Quesadillas look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon.
    Miz Helen

  • Ang Lombardi

    These look amazing!!!Thanks for sharing

  • Lauryn R

    I love quesadillas! This recipe sounds absolutely delicious, thank you so much for sharing! 🙂