These hot honey shrimp quesadillas are savory and delicious, made with lots of melty cheese and served with mango salsa. These are baked in the oven until the tortillas are super crispy. The perfect easy meal!

I love a good old quesadilla! 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

These shrimp quesadillas are super crispy and crunchy, filled with melty cheese and topped with mango sauce. They are easy and delicious, and even though they have minimal ingredients, they are seriously flavorful! 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

There is something so nostalgic about quesadillas. Even though most of the ones I ate in my childhood consisted of a bagged cheese and a microwave, they still hit the spot. However, everyone knows that the best kind of quesadilla is cooked in a skillet with some butter.

Oh my gosh, I can just smell the deliciousness.

For a long time, I thought that was the only way to make a quesadilla that was extra special and delicious. 

mango salsa

But then! I discovered my sheet pan method and it has been a game changer. HUGE game changer, every single time. I promise. 

Let’s talk about the flavor here though.

We’re cooking shrimp in some hot honey with chipotles in adobo for some heat. 

I like a mix of sharp cheddar and monterey jack cheese for the ultimate meltiness. 

And we’re topping the entire thing with fresh mango salsa! Think cilantro, red onion, tomatoes, lots of lime. And the juiciest mango you can find. 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

It’s simple. And it’s full of flavors that will please everyone! 

I use my sheet pan method for these quesadillas and it is foolproof every single time. I love this for so many reasons!

First, and perhaps most importantly, it allows you to make more than one quesadilla at a time. If you are feeding a group of people, this is key! Because with one skillet, you can really only make one at a time. This way, you can make a few. It’s also a great method if you want to make quesadillas for an appetizer, snack or party! 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

Second, it’s easy! There is no flipping before the cheese is done. Everything is warm and melty, so the filling does not spill out. 

Next, it’s consistently crispy! Every edge of the tortilla is perfectly crisp and crunchy, but not burnt. 

Finally, it’s super easy to make different flavors of quesadillas on the sheet pan! You can change the varieties of cheese, make one spicy, include leftover vegetables, etc. It’s such a great method! 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

Now, for these shrimp quesadillas, they are slightly more high maintenance because I like to buy raw shrimp and cook it myself. This takes an extra step, but the shrimp is so good. 

If you want to make it even easier, you could buy shrimp that is already cooked, simply toss it with the sauce and pile it into the quesadillas on the sheet pan. It will all get hot in the oven and will be done even more quickly since you’re skipping the saute step. 

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

A twist on a classic quesadilla is always a welcomed change around here. There are so good!

crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

Hot Honey Shrimp Quesadillas

Crispy Hot Honey Shrimp Sheet Pan Quesadillas

These hot honey shrimp quesadillas are savory and delicious, made with lots of melty cheese and served with mango salsa. These are baked in the oven until the tortillas are super crispy. The perfect easy meal!
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  • 1 pound raw peeled and deveined shrimp
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • olive oil, for cooking and brushing
  • 2 tablespoons hot honey
  • 1 chipotle pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from the can of chipotles
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes quartered or diced
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 flour tortillas, I use soft taco size
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
  • 3 ounces monterey jack cheese, grated


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a baking sheet with a drop of olive oil.
  • Pat the shrimp completely dry with a paper towel. Season it all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat ½ tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until pink and opaque. Flip the shrimp. Add in the hot honey and chipotles. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, letting the honey chipotle sauce bubble. Turn off the heat.
  • To make the mango salsa, combine the mango, tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime juice with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Stir together and let sit for a few minutes.
  • To make the quesadillas, place a tortilla on the baking sheet and fill one side with a sprinkling of cheese, the shrimp mixture, a little bit of salsa and another sprinkling of cheese. Top with a tortilla and brush the top side with olive oil. Repeat with remaining tortillas and ingredients.
  • Bake for 8 minutes. Gently flip and bake for 8 minutes more.
  • Remove and slice in triangles. Serve with the mango salsa!

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crispy hot honey shrimp quesadilla

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