Do you love the Taco Bell Cheesy Roll-Ups? If so, you're going to love this copycat recipe! These rolled quesadillas are made with tortillas and a mix of three kinds of cheese, and they taste just like the real thing. They're quick and easy to make and are great as a party appetizer or an after-school snack.
You know when you can't get to a restaurant but you just suddenly crave one of their dishes. This is just the recipe for that moment.
Taco Bell has a Cheesy Roll-Up on their menu and it's a soft, warm tortilla filled with melted cheese and rolled up. It's pure comfort food.
Now you can make my version right at home from scratch! And the best part? It's ready in just a few minutes.
Perfect as a snack, lunch, after-school snack, or part of a quick meal.
As I'm sure you know, Taco Bell is a restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican-inspired food made fast-food style.
The Cheesy Roll-Ups are a lesser-known menu item, but they're definitely worth trying.
Instead of going to Taco Bell to get this cheesy delicious snack, try making them at home with this easy recipe! All you'll need is some tortillas and a blend of cheeses.
Roll them up for a dish that is great to serve as a party or game day appetizer, or enjoy them as a late-night snack.
And don't forget the salsa and guacamole for dipping!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
No need to head to Taco Bell to get this delicious snack when you can make my Taco Bell-inspired version right at home!
This recipe is made with just 2 ingredients: tortillas and cheese!
You can make them right in the microwave which makes cleaning up a breeze.
Customize by adding your favorite seasonings or protein.
This is entry-level Mexican-inspired food for kids who don't like spices and seasonings.
- Flour Tortillas - This circular vessel holds the cheese inside and can easily transform into a rolled shape when warmed.
- Cheddar Cheese - Gives the cheese blend a sharp bite that's classic in Mexican food.
- Monterey Jack Cheese - A mild cheese that goes well with the cheddar and provides a creamier flavor.
- Mozzarella Cheese - Softens the overall cheese blend and pairs perfectly with the rest of the cheeses.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Taco Bell inspired Cheesy Roll-Up recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the tortillas: Place one tortilla on one microwave-safe plate. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Combine the cheeses: Mix all the cheeses in a bowl until fully combined.
Add the cheese: Evenly distribute the cheese over the tortillas.
Melt the cheesy roll-ups: Microwave each tortilla for 15-30 seconds or until the cheese has melted.
Roll the tortilla: Remove from the microwave and when it’s cool enough to handle, roll from one side to the other into a rolled shape. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
It's super easy! You can also make them in a frying pan or air fryer.
For convenience, use paper plates for each roll-up.
If the cheese doesn’t melt all the way, place it back in for a few more seconds.
Try not to place the cheese too close to the edge as it could spill out when rolling.
Make sure it is cool enough to handle before rolling to prevent burns.
Mix up the cheeses and add the varieties you like or have in the fridge.
Add cooked beans, corn, and/or diced tomatoes to the cheese for a Tex-Mex flair.
Sprinkle on some chili powder, cumin, taco seasoning, or other Mexican spices for extra flavor.
Make it spicy by adding your favorite hot sauce.
Try different types of tortillas such as whole wheat or spinach for a healthier option.
Include cooked chicken, beef, or pork for added protein.
Serve with Taco Bell Chipotle Sauce, salsa, and guacamole on the side for dipping.
Cheesy roll-ups are best served immediately. If you have any leftovers, place the cheesy roll-ups in an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Freezing is not recommended.
Reheating instructions: Remove from the fridge and place on a microwavable plate. Microwave for 15-30 seconds or until heated through.
There are approximately 190-200 calories in a Taco Bell Cheesy Roll-Up. This depends on the type of ingredients used as well as the quantity.
Generally, a cheesy roll-up will cost $1 or more depending on the area you live. Prices will vary.
The Taco Bell three-cheese blend is a mix of cheddar, Monterey Jack, and mozzarella cheeses. This gives the rolls a sharper bite that's classic in Mexican food.
You could try using corn tortillas if you're looking for a gluten-free option or want a more traditional Mexican flavor.
More copycat recipes
We hope that you love this tasty copycat Taco Bell Cheesy Roll Ups recipe! Be sure to also check out these other restaurant copycats too!
Taco Bell Cheesy Roll Ups
- 4 flour tortillas
- ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ⅓ cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- ⅓ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Place each tortilla onto microwavable plates.
- Mix all the cheeses in a bowl, then sprinkle each tortilla with ¼ of the cheese.
- Microwave each tortilla for 15-30 seconds or until the cheese has melted.
- Remove from the microwave and when it’s cool enough to handle, roll from one side to the other into a roll-up shape.
- Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.