The Magic Of Quesillo: The Main Ingredient Of These 5 Dishes

Quesillo, literally “little cheese”, is a commercial cheese made from cow’s milk that packs a flavorful punch. Make any dish the star with Quesillo as the main ingredient! Here are five delicious dishes that showcase this amazing cheese.

1. Quesillo-Stuffed Peppers: Roast bell peppers and stuff them with a flavorful mixture of crumbled Quesillo, cooked rice, garlic, onions, and cilantro. Bake until golden brown and serve with a sprinkle of oregano for an extra kick.

2. Quesillo Fritters: Fry up a delicious combination of shredded Quesillo, mashed plantains, and cilantro in a cornmeal batter for a tasty appetizer. Serve with your favorite chili sauce or salsa verde for dipping.

3. Quesillo Empanadas: Make a savory pastry out of pre-made empanada dough and stuff it with a mixture of Quesillo, onion, garlic, chili peppers, and olives. Bake until golden brown for a flavorful snack.

4. Quesillo Tacos: Fry up some corn tortillas filled with crumbled Quesillo, black beans, diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro for an easy weeknight meal.

5. Quesillo Arepas: Fry up some traditional Venezuelan arepas (cornmeal patties) filled with crumbled Quesillo and your favorite veggies. Serve alongside a delicious avocado salad for a complete meal.