A Different Kind of Quesadilla

We have a quesadilla maker and it is one of the kitchen gadgets we own that we actually use. Typically, we like to make chicken, onion, and mushroom quesadillas, and Anya will even eat a cheese quesadilla on occasion. A friend gave us some yellow squash that we needed to use, so I decided to make quesadillas out of it. I love squash and I love quesadillas, but I had never made squash quesadillas.

I started with this recipe and altered it based on what I had on hand and the short amount of time I had. Basically, it gave me the idea and I just made it up as I went.

First, I sliced the squash.

Quesadillas - Squash

Then, I put it in the skillet with some green pepper and onion and sautéed it.

Quesadillas - Squash with veggies

Next, I sprayed a whole wheat tortilla with olive oil spray and put it in the quesadilla maker. I added my sautéed veggies and topped it with some reduced fat cheese and some halved grape tomatoes from the CSA. I also added a Mexican seasoning we like, as well as some hot peppers we had gotten from our CSA.

Quesadillas - Squash with veggies and cheese on tortilla

I put another whole wheat tortilla on the top of this and a few minutes later, I had an amazing squash quesadilla. I used a little light sour cream to cut down on the heat.


Eric wasn’t so sure about it, but even he had to agree that they were pretty good and very healthy!

What do you put on your homemade quesadillas?

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  1. barbara worn says:

    I didn’t know there was such a thing as a quesadilla maker-I just use my skillet. I use one tortilla, fill one half and then flip the other side of the tortilla over the top. Now that I’m writing this out it does sound pretty lazy!

    • Rachel says:

      Just something we got as a wedding gift. We make them occasionally, but it is actually something our daughter will eat so we will probably be making the more and more!

  2. Those sound amazing!!! My kids love quesadillas, so maybe I can sneak some veggies in.

    • Rachel says:

      Sneaking veggies in is always a great idea:) My daughter always acts like we’re trying to poison her if we give her anything green on her plate.

  3. That is different! I do not have a quesadilla maker, but I love quesadillas, so it’s worth a try! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party–I pinned it to the Bloggers Brags board!

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