Easy Lunch Ideas With Tortillas


Tired of the same old sandwiches and salads for lunch? Here are some Easy Lunch Ideas With Tortillas that make an ordinary lunch extraordinary!

Do you ever find yourself with a hangry son or husband that just needs a quick fix? I know I do! It’s either my kid is whining about wanting food, my husband wants food now, or I need something for lunch. How about we try some easy lunch ideas with tortillas?

Easy Lunch Ideas With Tortillas

Looking for easy lunch ideas with tortillas? I’m sharing my favorite way to take a plain tortilla and turn it into a meal. It would be hard not to find a tortilla if you live in the United States. These flatbreads can be filled, folded, rolled, cut into triangles, or made into bowls. I love making burrito bowls, especially with quinoa!

Delicious Ways to Turn Tortillas into a Meal

Corn Tortilla Quiche

<p>Start your day out right with a yummy tortilla option that goes beyond the traditional breakfast burrito. Our Corn Tortilla Quiche blends eggs, corn, spices, and a tortilla crust. &quot;Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the crispy tortilla crust makes this tasty quiche a snap to prepare,&quot; says Corinne Villa.</p>

Start your day out right with a yummy tortilla option that goes beyond the traditional breakfast burrito. Our Corn Tortilla Quiche blends eggs, corn, spices, and a tortilla crust. “Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the crispy tortilla crust makes this tasty quiche a snap to prepare,” says Corinne Villa.

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The Easiest-Ever Chicken Enchiladas

Born and raised in Los Angeles County, I grew up eating tortillas several times a week, often handmade from the taco stand. Today my husband and our girls regularly make corn tortillas from scratch, but I have no qualms about buying giant bags of both corn and flour tortillas at the store. They are super versatile, can be transformed into any number of dishes, and taste amazing. I’m not sure why tortillas haven’t been declared a superfood, but I’m casting my vote.

Ready for some inspiration for recipes with tortillas? From quesadillas to wraps to enchiladas, and more, we have 20 smart ideas for how to turn tortillas into a meal.

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Quesadilla

This is your classic ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich reimagined. Instead of a roll, it’s all tucked into a soft flour tortilla for a freezer-friendly quesadilla.

Chicken Enchiladas

In the canon of weeknight dinners, none is more apt at using up leftovers in a way that is flavorful, cozy, and easy better than enchiladas.

Potato, Chorizo, and Cheesy Egg Burritos

These neatly wrapped, tidy breakfast sandwiches do their best work when prepared in advance and tucked away in the freezer in anticipation of big morning hunger.

20-Minute Bean and Rice Burritos

These four-ingredient burritos are seriously satisfying, and are cheap and easy to make at home.

Super-Quick Cast-Iron Pizza

This isn’t your average tortilla pizza! It relies on both the stovetop and the oven to give it a supremely crispy crust.

Spinach and Refried Bean Quesadillas

Meet our favorite way to make quesadillas more filling *and* work in something green.

Black Bean Tostadas with Coconut-Corn Salsa

Crunchy corn tortillas are topped with refried black beans and a tropical corn salsa for a fun and easy vegetarian dinner.


Migas are a fast meal culled from only three things — eggs, corn tortillas, and salt. The tortillas crisp up in a hot skillet, and then eggs are stirred in at the end, making it a sort of tortilla-hash.

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

There’s no rolling necessary! Instead the sauce, chicken, and cheese are layered in the slow cooker, and the result is an enchilada-like casserole that isn’t mushy but has distinct layers and flavors in each bite.

Chicken Flautas

Flautas are rolled tacos that are fried until golden and crispy. Here’s how to make the very best ones.

Roasted Sweet Potato Wraps with Caramelized Onions and Pesto

These savory vegetarian wraps are made in a big batch so you can store them in the freezer for easy lunches.

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

The beauty of this dish is that one baking sheet can make enough fajitas to feed a the whole table.


Crispy tortillas swimming in a rich salsa, covered with plenty of cheese? It’s simplicity at its best.

Basic Breakfast Tacos

Loaded with fluffy scrambled eggs, a smoky mix of potatoes, onions, peppers, crispy bits of bacon, a sprinkle of cheese, and some zippy salsa, these are the basic breakfast tacos we all need by our side. They’re simple, delicious, and a breeze to pull off.

Crunchy Black Bean Tacos

Crisping your filled tacos in a skillet, leaves them somewhere between a hard shell taco and a quesadilla. Make them once, and you just may never eat tacos any other way.

15-Minute Chile-Lime Salmon Tacos

The salmon is kissed with a punchy chile-lime coating, and stuffed in a warm tortilla with lime-tinged avocado, crunchy shredded cabbage, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Granola Wrap

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or snack, this is a timeless classic.
  1. Fake Crepe with Nutella and Fruit: At my house, my boys coined this easy, yummy dish “fake crepe”. It is easy to make and conisists of 1 Tablespoon of Nutella® spread across the middle of a tortilla. Next, slice a half or whole banana and make a line or double line of banana slices down the middle of the tortilla along the Nutella. Roll and it and secure it with a toothpick if needed, but if the Nutella is spread across the tortilla enough, it acts as the glue to keep the tortilla roll closed. Other ideas include Nutella and strawberry slices, raspberries, raisins, or blackberries. The options are endless! If they need to cut the fruit, tell them to use a plastic knife or butter knife so they don’t use a sharp knife and accidentally cut themselves when home alone (this is what I tell my own kids because it makes me nervous), unless they are already fully trained on kitchen knife safety. The tween can get creative here and try out other foods in the “fake crepe”.
  2. Peanut Butter and Nutella Roll: This tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. It’s SO delicious. Simply lay the tortilla on a plate and spread 1 Tablespoon of Nutella and 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter across the tortilla and roll it up. That’s it! It tastes like a treat rather than a meal:)
  3. Pizza Tortilla Roll up: This also involves a tortilla and using the microwave. Most tweens have learned to use the microwave, but if not, perhaps now is the time to teach them microwave usage. This Pizza Tortilla Roll up is super easy to make and it tastes like pizza which most tweens will love. Ingredients include tortilla, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, optional pepperoni or pre-cooked veggies. Simply cook some veggies to keep in the fridge so they are ready to add if vegetables are desired. To read exactly how to make it, click here. It takes just like pizza, so it’s pizza for one! Anytime:)
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    Easy Pizza Tortilla roll for 1-4 people
  4. Egg Burrito: This one is super easy too and again, it involves a tortilla (I love tortillas and I know kids do too!). The simple recipe involves a tortilla, an egg, cooking spray, milk, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, salt and pepper, and optional pre-cooked veggies. Spray a microwaveable bowl with cooking spray, crack an egg into the bowl, add 1 Tablespoon of milk and scramble with a fork. Microwave for one minute. Slide the cooked egg patty onto tortilla and add toppings. Close sides of tortilla and it’s ready. To see exactly how to make this recipe, click here.
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    5.  Ham and Cheese (or tofu and cheese): Lay a tortilla on a microwavable plate. Sprinkle ham chunks or tofu chunks down the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese or lay slices of American cheese down the middle. Sprinkle  ham/cheese or tofu/cheese with hot sauce, ranch dressing, or Italian dressing. Fold it up and microwave for 1 minute. If it doesn’t stay closed, wrap a plain white paper towel or napkin around it and tuck it under to keep it closed. Optional additions: 1 Tbsp. jalapeños from a can, 1 Tbsp. green chilies from a can, or 1 Tbsp. tomatoes and chilies from a can of Rotel®.

  6. Lettuce Wrap: This one involves a tortilla (yes, again!). Lay a tortilla on a plate and spread 2 Tablespoons Ranch dressing over the middle of the tortilla, add a handful of prewashed lettuce, two pieces of sliced turkey (either whole or broken into pieces), sprinkle 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and 1/2 Tablespoon sunflower seeds. Simply roll up and eat.
  7. Pickle Wrap: Hey, it’s another tortilla idea! Lay a tortilla on a plate, spread 2 Tablespoons of cream cheese across the tortilla to all the edges of the tortilla, lay 2 turkey or ham slices of sandwich meat on top of the cream cheese down the middle (or skip the meat for vegetarian option), make a line of 3-4 baby dill pickles down the center of the tortilla, and roll up the tortilla. With the cream cheese to the edges of the tortilla, the roll should stay closed as the cream cheese acts like the glue to hold it down.
  8. Soft Taco: Make taco meat for dinner and make enough for leftovers so the tween can heat up the meat in the microwave the next day for lunch. Tweens can easily make a taco using a tortilla, the leftover taco meat, shredded cheese, salsa, prewashed lettuce, and sour cream. Or make a vegetarian one and skip the meat.
  9. PB & J Roll: This is as simple as it sounds. Simply lay the tortilla on a plate and spread 1-2 Tablespoons of peanut butter and jelly acrose the whole tortilla in a thin layer. The tween can spread it, roll it up, and eat within a few minutes. This is good for when they are really hungry and need something immediately! It’s so quick to prepare!
  10. Peanut Butter and Fruit Roll Up: Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of peanut butter all across a tortilla and add banana slices, strawberry slices, raspberries, apple slices, or blackberries. Simply roll up and eat.
  11. Fruity Jelly and Fruit Roll up:  Spread 1-2 Tablespoons of jelly all across a tortilla, add banana slices, apple slices, blueberries, or strawberries, roll up and eat.

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