I love making quesadillas for the boys for lunch, and sometimes even dinner. They're simple to put together and can be stuffed full of hearty good-for-you-foods. I thought it might be nice to compile a list of quesadillas for the Fall season. Ones that can be made up of seasonal leftovers you may have lying around your fridge or pantry.
The great thing about this list is you can encourage your older chefs to make some of these up for themselves. Paste the list to your fridge door, or family bulletin board and let them go to work. Depending on the age of your children, they can make them on the stovetop or in a panini press, or they can leave them on the counter for you, full assembled, and you can cook them quickly the night before or morning of the school day.
The quesadilla pictured above is a pear, goat cheese, honey and black pepper one. I know that my boys wouldn't be too fond of that combination, but I have to tell you, I loved it. Here are some ideas I think they may like:
- Leftover roasted butternut squash, grate apple, walnuts and parmesan cheese
- Black beans, mashed sweet potato, roasted garlic and cheddar cheese
- Turkey, cranberries, spinach and brie
- Pesto, prosciutto and roasted red peppers
- Roast beef, red peppers and provolone cheese
- Chicken, pears, mozzarella and arugula
- Peanut butter, honey, banana and pecans
- Tuna, cheddar and tomato
- Chicken, dried apricots, apple and brie
- Roasted squash, red pepper and Monterrey Jack cheese
- Scambled eggs, pepperoni, pizza sauce and cheddar cheese
Can you think of something I may have missed? Please feel free to leave your suggestions....and have a great day!