Quesadillas are our go to easy snack for the kids at our house. Add chicken (or eggs for breakfast), and you’ve got more than a snack…you’ve got a meal! With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be fun to make quesadillas that look like candy corn! I know it might look like a lot of cheese, and well I guess it is a lot of cheese…Three cheeses to be exact: Monterey Jack, Mild Cheddar and Medium Cheddar. The truth is that I don’t think it’s THAT much more cheese than you’d usually add to a regular quesadilla, it’s just that this one has all the cheese on the outside with the chicken green chile mixture on the inside.
We made a fun little video so you can make them this season too!
Here’s the tricky part. It was hard to find cheese that looks yellow-ish. Orange and white cheeses are easy to come by, but the outside yellow-ish color of the candy corn was hard to match with cheese. The answer: Tillamook Mild Cheddar. It was a little bit lighter in color than the rest. Hopefully you can find one that works!
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to print!
Three Cheese Candy Corn Quesadilla
- -cooked rotisserie chicken shredded
- -1 small can green chiles chopped
- 1/2 cup green salsa
- -tortillas cooked
- 1 small block Tillamook Mild Cheddar cheese sliced
- 1 small block Cheddar Cheese sharp of medium, sliced
- 1 small block Monterey Jack cheese sliced
In a big pan combine the cooked shredded chicken, chopped green chiles and green salsa. Warm through and mix together.
On a cooked tortilla add two big spoonfuls of the chicken mixture to one half of the tortilla and fold one half of the tortilla over.
Cut the tortilla into three triangles.
Place all the quesadilla triangles onto a sheet pan.
Turn your oven broiler on to high.
Top each quesadilla triangle with the three cheeses to look like the colors of a candy corn.
When each triangle is completely covered in the cheeses, place the pan under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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You’ll have to try them! My family loved them!
*recipe adapted from Boulder Locavore