Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadillas
It’s no surprise that more and more people are becoming budget conscious. After all, prices keep going up without any sign of relief. I’m one of the few lucky ones who doesn’t live paycheck to paycheck, but it hasn’t always been this way. Earning my college degree while trying to afford groceries was no easy feat, and I relied on canned foods a lot, including canned chicken. That is what makes these Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadillas more affordable. Not only is it cheaper than buying fresh chicken breast, it makes dinner much quicker to prepare, something essential to most households, whether you are running to your next class, feeding your kids right before evening activities, or just plain exhausted from working all day. That is why #SundaySupper is bringing you budget-friendly recipe ideas to help you and your family survive in this economy.
I got the idea to turn buffalo chicken dip into quesadillas from Lane of Supper For A Steal when she mentioned about making quesadillas with my jalapeno popper dip. Since dip isn’t acceptable for a meal, shoving it into tortillas makes it all better. Quesadillas can be dinner if you pair it with vegetables or rice for a side. They also make great appetizers for a party, especially with the various sports games going on. Super Bowl, March Madness, that random hockey game. Or if you don’t watch sports, have movie night. Or a just-because-I-can party.
Cream cheese is hit or miss with being cheap. My grocery store recently put it on sale for 99 cents each, and that’s when I stock up. I think right now I have 6 blocks of cream cheese for both dinner and dessert ideas. Normally cream cheese is almost $2 a block! To make it a little healthier, you can use the Neufchatel cheese, which is lower in fat than regular cream cheese. I tried to incorporate some vegetables by using green pepper. You can substitute celery as well.
According to my grocery bill, these Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadillas cost me roughly $8. Of course prices may vary on location, availability, prices, and sales, but if you time it correctly, these quesadillas make an affordable (and fun!) meal.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadillas
Yield: 5 servings
Quesadillas filled with buffalo chicken dip for the filling
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped (roughly 1/2 cup)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 (12.5 ounce) can of chicken breast in water, drained and broken into smaller pieces
- 1/2 cup hot sauce
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into 16 pieces
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 flour tortillas
- In a large skillet, melt butter. Add onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken, hot sauce, and ranch. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add in cream cheese, a few pieces at a time, and stir until melted and smooth.
- Stir in cheese and cook until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.
- In another large skillet, place one tortilla. Spread some of the dip on top then top with another tortilla (alternatively, you can place one tortilla down, spread some of the dip on only half of the tortilla, then fold the remaining half over it). Cook until the bottom is brown. Flip the tortilla and cook until the other side is brown. Remove and cut. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
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If you liked these Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadillas, you may also like these recipes:
- Stovetop Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese (also budget friendly!)
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Summer Squash and Mushroom Quesadillas (budget friendly during the summer)
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Brilliant idea to make the quesadillas with the dip. Plus it’s a great change from regular Mexican flavored ones. Cheese, spicy goodness for sure.
It’s amazing what you can stuff into a quesadilla, right? Thanks Renee!
This is like the perfect quesadilla! I seriously want to hid a little buffalo chicken dip next time I make it and shove it in the tortilla.
I had to stop myself from eating the dip itself so I could take pictures haha thanks Lane!
Girl, I need two of these.
Me too ;) thanks!
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You have to admit this is one of the best dishes! I love Buffalo Chicken Dip and in quesadillas is so perfect!!
Probably one of my favorite dinners so far! Thanks Jennifer.
We always have tortillas in the house…all of these ingredients, actually. Hubs would love these with the NBA playoffs coming soon!!
Oh great idea! Thanks Wendy!
How fun! We make quesadillas all the time at our house and look forward to trying this recipe!
Quesadilla party! Thanks Isabel.
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Sounds and looks amazing, Carla.
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Cheesy, spicy, full flavored, and oh, so yummy! Love your quesadillas!
Mmmmm!!! Carla, this looks and sounds incredible. Total comfort, yummy, budget-friendly food ;-)
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These have me and my husband written all over it!! YUMMY!!!!
good switch up on a standard quesadilla!
Hubby would love it is we are more Buffalo recipes, this looks like a great new way to get that flavour.
Definitely one of my new favorite dinners. Thanks Laura!
Carla, this is one good lookin’ quesadilla. I love buffalo chicken dip! Yum!
Used to love buffalo chicken, I miss it now when the fam comes home from the local wing joint!
Aw I’m sorry. I’ll eat one in your honor!
What a lovely twist on this dish!
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Is there a way to do this in the crockpot? Sounds amazing!
I don’t have experience with cooking in a crock pot. Are you looking to “set and forget it” for the day? You can cook the filling in the crock pot as directed then leave it in there and keep it on warm on the lowest setting, but I wouldn’t recommend leaving it in there to cook for 6-8 hours.
I made this yesterday- without the crockpot- and it was amazing! Probably won’t eat quesadillas any other way. Thank you!
Awesome! So happy you enjoyed it :)
Have been looking for a dip recipe similar to cracker barrel’ s for their quesadillas do you have anything similar. Just not real spicey hot. Love both Philly and chicken Alfredo ideas for quesadillas can’t wait to try them both!
Hi Teresa – I’m not familiar with Cracker Barrel’s dip recipe. Can you describe it for me?
The link on this page for the buffalo chicken dip isn’t working.
Thank you – fixed now!
Awesome! I can’t wait to make this! Thank you!