The traditional quesadilla is the Mexican version of a grilled cheese.
If you love the combo of bread and cheese, you can’t go wrong with a quesadilla. It’s not only delicious but quick and easy to make.
If you’re looking for something fun to make around Halloween, or for a Halloween party, you’re going to love these quick and easy to make Halloween Quesadillas.
This recipe is easy enough that your kids can help out. You can also use whatever melty cheese you like whether it’s cheddar or pepper jack. You can also combine different cheeses for a custom combo.
You can use any cookie cutters you want, but you’ll want something that is a solid shape so the cheese doesn’t leak out.
And, these aren’t just fun for Halloween, you can use cookie cutters for any occasion, such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Just have fun and be creative to turn this super easy recipe into something really fun.
If you want, you can assemble these ahead of time and then cook when you’re ready to eat. If you’re making these for a Halloween party this will make your life so much easier.
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Make sure to wrap the plate of assembled quesadillas with plastic wrap to prevent the tortillas from drying out.
If you’re making these for a crowd, you can easily increase the recipe. Make a large platter of them and serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. These are a great addition to any Halloween buffet.
Why is a quesadilla called a quesadilla?
The term quesadilla came from a combination of the word tortilla and queso (the Spanish word for cheese).
What is usually on a quesadilla?
While quesadillas are traditionally tortillas and cheese, you can also add meat and vegetables. People have played around with the recipe for years and made everything from cheeseburger quesadillas to buffalo chicken quesadillas. You are only limited by your creativity.
What cheese is best for quesadillas?
You want to choose a cheese that melts easily. Cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and Colby are all wonderful options. The cheese works to hold everything so that the quesadilla is easy to make.
Are quesadillas healthy to eat?
Here’s the thing you can load a quesadilla down with lean protein and vegetables, but you’re still going to need cheese to bind it all together.
Cheese can be loaded with fat and calories and low-fat cheese doesn’t melt well.
However, moderation is key.
While you don’t want to eat multiple quesadillas per day, once or twice a week isn’t going to derail your healthy eating plan.
What is a quesadilla with meat called?
A quesadilla sincronizada (synchronized quesadilla) has the addition of meat and refried beans.
However, most restaurants just call a quesadilla with meat a chicken, beef, or shrimp quesadilla based on what the ingredients are.
Can you eat quesadillas cold?
If you have some leftover quesadillas, you can certainly enjoy them cold, but they aren’t going to be as good. You’ll definitely want to consider reheating them.
Are quesadillas good reheated?
It depends on how you reheat them. If you take the time to reheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray a cookie sheet before placing the quesadillas on there and then lightly spraying the top before baking for 5 to 10 minutes, the quesadillas will be crispy and close to the same quality as freshly made. You can also microwave them.
Can you heat up quesadillas in the microwave?
Yes, you’ll want to take the time to wrap the quesadilla in a damp paper towel and then microwave for 30 second at a time until heated through. While this is an option, they will taste so much better if you take the time to heat them in the oven.
How long should I reheat quesadillas?
If you’re reheating in the oven, reheat at 400 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes or until crispy and heated through. If you’re using the microwave, microwave 30 seconds at a time until hot.
How to make Halloween Quesadillas
This Halloween quesadillas recipe make 2 servings it won't take long to make. You can always make more.
What are the ingredients to make Halloween Quesadillas
To make this quesadilla recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:
flour tortillas cheese (cheese of choice) olive oil
Halloween cookie cutters to make the shapes.
Use the following cookie cutters to cut out shapes from the tortillas:
Bat cookie cutter Gravestone cookie cutter
Brush olive oil to a cast-iron skillet.
Add the bat-shaped tortillas and grave-shaped tortillas to the skillet.
Next, add cheese to the tortillas.
Top the quesadillas with flour quesadilla tops and cook on low heat for about two to three minutes on each side or until they are lighting brown and cheese has melted.
Your Halloween Quesadillas are ready to eat!
Serve with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.
Yield: 2 Halloween Quesadillas Print Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 7 minutes Total Time 12 minutes Ingredients 5 flour tortillas 1 cup cheese (cheese of choice) 1 tablespoon olive oil Instructions
Using a bat cookie cutter and gravestone cookie cutter cut out shapes from the tortillas.
In a cast-iron skillet, brush olive oil. Add cut out flour tortillas to the pan then top with cheese. Set to low heat. Add the flour quesadillas tops.
Cook for two to three minutes each side till it's light browned and cheese is melted.
Serve with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream.
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