Recipe: Zucchini Cheese Quesadillas

I am a big fan of making quesadillas at home for kids for several reasons. First, they are easy and quick to make.  Second, you can sneak in vegetables in them and add whatever you want in them.  Third, great finger foods for children to eat, you can cut them in any shapes you want.

Today I made Zucchini, Onion Cheese Quesadillas.  It took me about 5 mins to make the quesadillas from start to finish. As you see in the picture below, I cut the quesadillas in squares, rectangles and triangles of different sizes for my daughter (the picture only has a few shapes). This way Simone and I had fun going over the different shapes as well as going over relative sizes of the same shape.

Zucchini Onion Cheese Quesadillas

Zucchini Onion Cheese Quesadillas

Here’s how I made the Zucchini Cheese Quesadillas (serves 2):


2 tortillas – whole wheat

¼ large red Onion cut lengthwise

2 small zucchini cut in small pieces

½ cup Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon oil for cooking


1)      Heat oil in a small frying pan.

2)      Add the cut onions and the zucchini

3)      Sautee till both onions and zucchini start to brown and salt to taste.

4)      Place a tortilla in a separate pan and heat over medium heat.

5)      Add the onion zucchini to half of the tortilla.

6)      Sprinkle cheese on top of the onion zucchini mixture and fold the tortilla in half.

7)    Press slightly on the folded tortilla.

8)    Cook for a 2 mins on each side.

9)    Cut into any shape you want and you are ready to eat.

10) Serve with Guacamole and sour cream. (optional)

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