Bang Bang Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp, sweet & spicy bang bang sauce, cheese, and slaw all grilled between tortillas make these Bang Bang Shrimp Quesadillas the perfect meal or appetizer!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword bang bang shrimp quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 quesadillas
Calories 659 kcal


For the quesadillas:

  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 lb small/medium pre-cooked shrimp, shells and tails removed, deveined (can buy already like this), defrosted , or you can use frozen pre-cooked shrimp
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 6 stalks green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups pre-shredded cabbage mix , purple/green cabbage

For the sauce:

  • 1 TBS sriracha
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1 TBS sugar


For the sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients into a jar/bowl and stir until combined. Cover and place into fridge until ready to use.

  2. If FRYING the shrimp:

  3. Pat defrosted shrimp dry. Toss in cornstarch until covered. Heat oil in a shallow skillet, until hot. Carefully cook shrimp in batches until done-do not overcrowd the skillet- place onto a paper towel lined plate. Cook all.

If BOILING the shrimp:

  1. Using a medium pot, fill about halfway with water, then bring to a boil. Carefully add shrimp and boil for about 2 minutes, stirring while cooking. Drain, set aside on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry. 

If using FROZEN Pre-fried shrimp:

  1. Cook shrimp according to package directions, set aside.

To make quesadillas:

  1. Take one tortilla, add a few TBS of cheese, about 1/3 cup shrimp, 1/2 cup slaw, 1 TBS green onions, some sauce (not too much), more cheese, and then the top tortilla.

  2. Gently heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray or lightly coat with oil. Add quesadillas and cook 3-4 minutes on the first side, carefully flip then cook 1-2 minutes on the second side (will cook faster, watch not to burn). Remove from pan.

  3. Repeat for all quesadillas.

  4. Cut quesadillas into fourths, then top with bang bang sauce and green onions. EAT!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information calculated using boiled shrimp.