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Things to Make When You Have Extra Tortillas on Hand

If you have extra tortillas on hand, you already have the base for a great meal. You can make cheesy quesadillas, tacos, and chimichangas among other things.


Get ready to expand your tortilla-based recipe repertoire and always keep tortillas in your pantry!

1. Fiesta Pinwheels

Pinwheels are an exciting appetizer, snack, and shareable finger food that can be made in about 20 minutes. Flour tortillas slathered with cream cheese, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and spices rolled up and cut into slices taste and look fantastic.

2. Firecracker Casserole

Casseroles are a great way to use extra ingredients. This Southwestern-style layered version will be a new family favorite with ingredients like ground beef, onions, garlic, cream of mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.

3. Chicken Quesadillas

Cheesy, chicken quesadillas are an excellent way to use extra tortillas. All you need are a few choice ingredients plus cheese to have one of the most-loved Mexican-inspired dishes.

4. Tostadas

If you have corn tortillas leftover, tostadas are an awesome option that you can edit to your liking and creativity. They are a well-balanced and crunchy meal or snack that everyone will love!

5. Turkey Cranberry & Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

You may be looking at holiday leftovers wondering what you can do to make a fresh and creative meal. Look no further, these roll-ups are a treat!

6. Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Have you ever tried creamy enchiladas? They are often served with a spicy sauce, but this creamy white chicken recipe will give you an entirely new appreciation for enchiladas as comfort food.

7. Bean Enchilada Casserole

If you want a more classic beef recipe for your enchiladas, look no further. This recipe will guide you through making them just right.

8. Chicken Chimichangas

Chimichangas have a fun name and they’re just as fun to eat! Once you perfect the method, you’ll be building all kinds of chimichangas.

9. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco

Taco night will be easier than ever with this slow cooker recipe. If you like dinner to be ready after work or to have lunch ready for the next day, this is a wonderful option.

10. Holiday Leftover Quesadilla

Here we have another way you can use those holiday dinner leftovers! With this recipe and the roll-ups, you won’t be worried about everyone complaining about eating them because they won’t even notice they’re leftovers!

11. Cheeseburger Quesadillas

If you want to get a little more creative with your quesadillas, combine the concept with another favorite: cheeseburgers. This is an awesome fusion recipe that’s both fun and delicious. If you can’t eat gluten, think of using corn tortillas.

12. Apple Pie Dip

You might not expect to see a dessert option on this list, but this is an awesome dish you can share at a party or keep for yourself. Have you ever had pie dip with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips?


13. Black Bean Quesadillas

For our final option, we have another quesadilla but this one is vegetarian! It is hearty, savory, and satisfying with plenty of plant-based protein.

Don’t let those leftover tortillas go stale! All you need is a little inspiration. Hopefully, this list has shown you some of the many wonderful and creative ways you can use them!