Back-to-School Quesadillas

These quesadillas make great back-to-school lunches or a quick-n’-easy breakfast or supper. Serve with your favorite salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

6 servings/Prep Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 (9 inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese or a non-dairy alternative

4 Tortilla Topping Combinations:

  • Cheese/Spring Onions, finely chopped
  • Cheese/Salsa/Black Beans
  • Cheese/Roasted Red Peppers/Spinach, coarsely chopped
  • Cheese/Tomato/Cilantro, coarsely chopped

Sides: salsa, sour cream, guacamo

Directions

  1. Coat a large skillet frying pan with olive oil, heat gently and place one tortilla into the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese evenly over the tortilla, layer with ½ a cup each of your favourite topping(s) over the cheese.
  2. Cook until golden on bottom, turn over and cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from pan, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Serve hot with the side of your choice.
  3. Can be prepared the night before and refrigerated for lunch the next day, enjoyed cold or warmed up as per your child’s preference at school.

DESSERT Quesadilla…Cheddar Apple Cinnamon

A simple, delicious dessert quesadilla that your kids will love!

4 servings/Prep Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp butter or ‘non-butter’ alternative, divided
  • 2 (12 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated or thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet-tart apple, such as Fuji or Gala, thinly sliced
  • ½ tbsp coconut palm sugar or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Melt 3/4 teaspoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat, evenly spreading the butter.
  2. Place 1 tortilla in the melted butter. Cover tortilla with cheese and apple slices; sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Place the remaining tortilla over the filling.
  3. Cook quesadilla until bottom tortilla is browned and cheese melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip quesadilla and cook until bottom tortilla is browned and cheese is melted.
  4. Slice quesadilla into quarters. Serve warm.

Recipe by Jackie DeKnock of Gourmet Safari



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