Have fun with Halloween dinner in just a few minutes—and get the kids fed before the festivities—with this easy pumpkin quesadilla. You can cut out the jack-o-lantern however you like and have this easy kids meal ready in minutes!
Whenever a holiday comes around, I feel like the internet explodes with ideas that always look a little too complicated for me. With three kids usually in close proximity, I’m more of the “give me the easiest thing possible!” mentality.
Which brings me to: Halloween quesadillas!
These are a fun lunch or dinner, they take just a few minutes to make, and they’re super versatile.
I even sometimes like to add a thin layer of actual pumpkin to add in some flavor and veggies.
Ingredients You Need
To make this recipe you’ll need:
TIP: Tortillas labeled “soft” will work best here as they are easy to cut and also easy for the kids to chew.
Place one tortilla onto a cutting board. Use a small knife to cut out a jack-o-lantern shape.
Place tortilla into a pan set over medium heat. Top with the cut out tortilla and press down slightly. Cover and cook.
When the cheese is melted, it’s ready!
TIP: I don’t flip it over since I don’t want the cheese to melt into the pan, but instead just press the tortillas together with light pressure.
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5-Minute Halloween Dinner: Pumpkin Quesadilla
Have fun with Halloween dinner in just a few minutes—and get the kids fed before the festivities—with this easy pumpkin quesadilla. (It also works for lunch too!)
- 4 small whole wheat tortillas (look for “soft” on the label)
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (or sweet potato puree; optional but recommended)
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired
Place two tortillas onto a cutting board. Use a small knife to cut out a face to look like a jack-o-lantern. (Discard the scraps.)
Place the remaining two tortillas on a clean surface. Spread on the pumpkin puree, cumin, and cheese, spreading evenly about to the edge. Top with the cut out tortillas.
Place the quesadillas into a nonstick pan set over medium heat. (You’ll likely need to do one at a time.) Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the tortillas are warm. Press the top tortilla down a little to make sure it’s secure on the cheese.
Serve warm, cut into pieces as needed, with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired.
Serving: 1quesadillaCalories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 15gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 749mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2621IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 373mgIron: 3mg