Tonka Toaster pie iron over the campfire

This pie iron quesadilla is a perfect “leftovers” meal. Do you have some grilled chicken, roasted pork loin, or seared steak leftover? Is the portion too small for a standard meal of leftovers? Dice it up and throw it in this super simple and fun recipe. Anyone with a skillet can make a quesadilla, but a pie iron not only turns these cheesy delights into little packets but makes for a cooking process that is fun for all ages.

Pie Iron Quesadilla

Serves 1


  • 1 tortilla, medium-sized
  • 1/4 cup Mexican cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken, cooked and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon onion, diced
  • (optional) sour cream
  • (optional) guacamole
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Pie iron
  • Cutting board
  • Chefs’ knife
Tonka Toaster pie iron over the campfire
Tonka Toaster pie iron over the campfire


  1. Grease pie iron
  2. Lay tortilla over opened pie iron and form a depression by pushing tortilla in place
  3. Sprinkle cheese, onion, chicken, and any other fillings in depression
  4. Fold tortilla around filling to the shape of the pie iron
  5. Close pie iron
  6. Hold over medium heat in the fire long enough to melt cheese
  7. Remove from pie iron and enjoy


This is a recipe meant to be made and enjoyed. Cooking the quesadilla over a campfire is part of the experience. So we recommend this recipe for an informal meal where food is spread out so you can snack and enjoy other delights while waiting for your quesadilla. This is a perfect “guacamole, nachos, and salsa scenario”. Better yet, whip up some grilled elote, grab a bottle of cerveza and relax.

Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.

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