Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas

Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas are the perfect combo of sweet pineapple, barbecue sauce and smokey bacon stuffed into cheesy quesadilla!

About four days or so ago I was thinking about two of my favorite pizzas… The “Hawaiian” and the “barbecue chicken”. I thought about how I love the salty smoky bacon with the sweet juicy pineapple… and then I remembered about my love affair with a certain barbecue sauce and how I haven’t stop finding excuses recipes in which to!

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With that said, I decided to do what any self-respecting foodie would do… and marry those two in a culinary matrimony… and then stuff them in a quesadilla. Genius? I think so!

What I love most about any ‘dilla is that they can be relatively quick and easy. I love a crispy exterior and a cheesy interior, and when stuffed with other delicious ingredients {i.e. bacon} they can make for a satisfying lunch {or snack}.


So to be totally obvious… you’ll need bacon, pineapple, tortillas… some thinly slice red onion and a little of my homemade barbecue sauce… oh and then there’s of course cheese, lots of it too!

pineapple 1

Grab some pineapple. I found these spears at my grocery store and since I didn’t need all of them… I snacked on the rest in the meantime.

slice and dice

Slice those babies up and set them off to the side.

chopped bacon

Next chop up 8 ounces of bacon into small pieces. It’s already smelling  HEAVENLY!


Throw the bacon into a hot pan that has a little bit of olive oil. Then cook until the bacon is nice and crispy. When the bacon is perfectly crispy remove with a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel lined plate. Yup, I also snacked on a couple of those too.

Heat up your griddle or a large 10 inch skillet over medium-medium high and spray with your Misto or cooking spray. This will help get a nice crust on the tortillas.


Speaking of tortillas, throw one on the preheated griddle {or pan}.

sprinkle cheese

Move quickly by topping the tortilla with a little grated Mozz…

pineapple pieces

…Then a little sliced fresh pineapple…

bacon and onions

Sprinkle with the bacon and a few thinly sliced red onions…

bacon, onions and bbq sauce

And then drizzle with a little of the homemade barbecue sauce. Don’t go overboard because it will just drip out {see above}. I always have a small dish next to me so I can dunk them in more of that liquid gold.


Next, using a spatula, fold and continue to cook your Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas for a minute or two.



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And serve!

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Feel free to double dip.

These Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas are sweet meets smoky meets cheesy, they’re totally fab and I’m totally in love with them.

Enjoy! And if you give this Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 4 servings

Barbecue Bacon and Pineapple Quesadillas

Sweet meets smoky meets cheesy!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  1. Preheated an 8 inch skillet over moderate heat.
  2. Once hot add in diced bacon and cook until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Spray a preheated griddle or 10 inch skillet with your Misto or cooking spray.
  4. Lay a tortilla down and top with Mozzarella, slice pineapple, cooked bacon and red onion. Lightly drizzle with a tablespoon of barbecue sauce.
  5. Once the cheese is melted, use a spatula to fold the quesadilla in half and cook for another minute.
  6. Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board to cool slightly before cutting it into wedges.
  7. Serve it with a small dish of barbecue sauce on the side to dunk!
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17 Responses to “Barbecue Bacon Pineapple Quesadillas”

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    Gina — December 18, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Ohhh I’m so down with these. I love bacon and pineapple together, salty an sweet.

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    Eat.Style.Play — December 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Omg these look delcious! Never had a Quesadilla with anything other than, Chicken or Steal, bacon sounds really yummy, and the red onion was a perfect touch.

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    Rina — December 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm


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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    This is so genius I can’t even DEAL. So much yum!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You are my best friend. HOLYGOODNESS.

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 19th, 2012 @ 2:45 am

      hahaha you always crack me up! 😀

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    A hundred billion times, YES.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    i LOVE bbq + pineapple together. I always get bbq Hawaiian pizza when i see it on the menu. 🙂 Why didn’t i ever think to put all the same flavors into a quesadilla before? this is madness and I’m loving every bit of it Laurie!

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 19, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Mu hubs is the biggest quesadilla fan. He loves these flavors too. Big winner!

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    April — December 19, 2012 at 2:47 am

    You are my hero! Love this!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — December 19, 2012 at 4:55 am

    This is such a great flavor combo!!! My husband and I enjoy making quesadillas so I’m always looking for new recipes!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I love bacon and bbq together! I might even be able to get hubs to eat this.

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — December 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Um…Yes Please!!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — December 20, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    wow these sound so good! I could eat a plateful right now!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 28, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Can you ever go wrong with bacon and jalapeno?! I have to make this for Jason – he is going to be over the moon for these!

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    Christina — December 29, 2012 at 4:36 am

    This. Looks. Amazing.

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    Emily — May 17, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    These were so so amazing. We loved this unique twist on the quesadilla and the combo of bacon, pineapple, and BBQ sauce!!

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