; Supermarket Serenade: Oven Quesadillas

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Oven Quesadillas

If you are invited to a Super Bowl party this year and you want to bring a quick and easy appetizer this is the recipe for you. Quesadillas are great appetizers-there are countless filling combinations, countless topping combinations and they are ridiculously easy to make.

Traditionally quesadillas are fried in a skillet, but if you are trying to make enough for a crowd you will end up spending half your evening at the stove cooking quesadilla after quesadilla. Or you can be smart and take this easy shortcut that still gives you delicious results: baking the quesadillas in the oven.

If you're planning on bringing these to a party at someone house, cook the quesadillas as directed; allow the quesadillas to cool, then stack and wrap in foil. At the party place the quesadillas in a 350 degree oven to warm for 5 minutes then cut into wedges to serve.

Pepper Jack, Corn, and Bacon Quesadillas

8 tortillas (burrito sized)
1 cup grated pepper jack cheese
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
4 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled

Lightly spray one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place 4 of the tortillas on a baking sheet cooking spray side down. Layer the tortillas with the the pepper jack cheese, corn and the crumbled bacon. Put some additional cheese on top to ensure the tortillas stick together. Top with the remaining tortillas sprayed side up.
Bake in the oven for four minutes and using a spatula carefully turn them over; cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and cut into wedges to serve. Serve with sour cream and salsa.


Lisa said...

These look great Thanks for the tip on reheating! We are having a Superbowl party and I need a vegetarian thing so quesadillas will be perfect.

Grace said...

quesadillas are great for using up leftovers and helping me fulfill my daily need for pepper jack cheese. good stuff, veronica. :)

That Girl said...

It only took him 29 years, but Thatboy has discovered how to make quesadillas, and now he makes them all the time. I wonder if it would throw his world upside down if I suggested baking them....

The Blonde Duck said...

Great idea!

Bridgett said...

I'll give you my address if you will show up with loads of these! How yummy!

Emily said...

I love Cabot cheese. These quesadillas look delicious and perfect for the big game!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This sound wonderful! I may put them on the menu for Sunday!

Sylvia said...

A lady in our church just had triplets and we are all getting together to cook for her before she comes home.. this looks like a great recipe for freezing and reheating! I'm happy to try it.. I bet some tabasco sauce on top would go perfect! Kudos..
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