Let’s face it, Halloween is almost here. I know some of us are still trying to hold onto summer but I think it might be time to give up on that and embrace the fall. My kids love foods that have a theme, like Halloween cupcakes or pumpkin pie dip. For lunch today I made the cutest little Jack-O-Lantern quesadillas and the kiddos loved them. They only require 3 ingredients and I made them in under 15 minutes! Now that’s my kind of lunch.
Here’s how I made them:
Use a paring knife to cut out a face from a tortilla. This will be the top of your quesadilla. For the bottom of your quesadilla, only cut out the little pumpkin stem from a 2nd tortilla.
Next, on medium-high heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a saute pan big enough to fit your quesadilla.
Add your tortilla that you cut the face from to the pan and heat until browned. This only takes a minute or two, be careful not to burn it.
It’s just so dang cute! Flip the tortilla over and brown the other side. Set aside.
Again, add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the pan and add your bottom quesadilla. Top with your favorite kind of cheese, about 1/2 cup. I use Mexican four cheese blend that has cheddar, monterey jack, asadero, and queso blanco cheeses.
Place your top tortilla on the quesadilla.
Cover the pan for 30 seconds to 1 minute to help the cheese melt. Again, keep an eye on that bottom tortilla so you don’t burn it.
Remove the cover and flip the whole quesadilla over in the pan to help the last little bit of cheese melt. Important: only leave it in the pan for 10 seconds or you will have a cheesy melty mess!
So cute! You can add all kinds of other ingredients that you like. I just wanted to keep it very basic and easy here. Chicken, veggies, salsa, or sour cream would all be great additions. Cut into triangles and enjoy. Why not bring a little of the Halloween season into your food? Happy Halloween!!