September 2, 2013
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These Cheddar and apple quesadillas are the perfect balance of sweet and savory with tart apples and melted cheese between two grilled tortillas.
We all know that grilled sandwiches and quesadillas are delicious. I attribute much of the yum-factor to the melted cheese and crispy golden tortilla edges.
Today’s recipe for Cheddar apple quesadillas isn’t your typical recipe but one that your family is sure to love. The sweet and savory combination of tart apples and Cheddar cheese is on another level when grilled between flour tortillas. Let’s make one, shall we?
Making Apple Quesadillas
Nothing fancy is needed to make this easy school lunch idea. Grab the stack of flour tortillas, an apple, and your favorite kind of cheese. The process is simple:
- Assemble the Quesadilla
Spread a small amount of mayonnaise over each tortilla. Top one tortilla with the sliced apples, shredded Cheddar cheese, or your choice, and the remaining tortilla.
- Heat the Pan
Lightly grease a large, non-stick skillet with butter or cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
- Grill and Serve
Add the tortilla and grill for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Flip and grill the other side for an additional minute. Remove from heat, slice, and serve.
If you want to make this for a school or office lunch, allow the quesadilla to cool down slightly before packing it into a thermos or lunch container.
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How to Keep Quesadillas Warm
I’m often asked how to keep items like grilled sandwiches and quesadillas warm inside a lunchbox. I’ve found the best way to do that is to pack it in a thermos container.
The double insulation helps to keep the contents warm for several hours compared to regular lunch containers.
Is a Quesadilla a Sandwich
A quesadilla is like a sandwich, but instead of bread, you layer the ingredients between two tortillas and grill it until the cheese melts. It’s a delicious lunch idea that you can make with leftover tortillas or whenever you want to pack something other than a sandwich for lunch.
Cheddar & Apple Quesadillas
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 8-inch flour tortillas
- 1 small apple thinly sliced
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- Butter or cooking spray for grilling
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise over each tortilla. Top 1 tortilla with the sliced apples, cheese, and remaining tortilla.
- Lightly grease a medium, non-stick skillet with butter or cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the quesadilla and grill for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Flip and grill for another minute or until the bottom is golden brown.
- Remove the quesadilla from heat, slice, and serve.
is the mayo needed ? my son doesnt like it hes super fussy trying to find new ideas
Hi Kerri, you can make this quesadilla without the mayo.
I have the same questions Kristin Russell posted. Soggy? Condensation? Etc.
MOMables - Laura
Check out this youtube video where I show you how to pack a grilled cheese for lunch. The same principles apply to a quesadilla. Enjoy!
Where can you purchase the unprocessed American cheese?
We love the Organic Valley American Slices!
I would love to buy those. I live in Canada and I don’t think they are available here.
They sure are. Amazon Canada or EasyLunchboxes’ website.
We recently found out our son should have dairy free, cheese etc. Trying to find it in our local stores but having a hard time, but as soon as I do will be trying this :)
I just made these with Daiya Cheddar Cheese (it’s dairy free)
and a apple. I made them in the toaster oven and wow-they
are amazing. Thank you for this delicious, healthy recipe.
Yay! Glad you were able to make it with a dairy free alternative!
How do you keep the quesadilla from getting soggy? Doesn’t condensation form in the container? And what type of container do you use and what kind of insulated lunch box? Do you have a favorite brand?
Thanks so much!