apple quesadilla recipe
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This recipe makes a quick and easy meal or after school snack! Find locally produced sausage in one of our many region’s farm markets.
You’ll find various seasoned sausage options, too. I prepared, for my husband, using a buffalo seasoned chicken sausage. Use a vegetarian meat substitute, if you prefer.
: dinner, snack, family friendly, healthy
Serves: 6
  • ½ pound turkey or chicken sausage
  • 1½ cups (7 ounces) bell pepper seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1½ cups (5 ounces) onion slices
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 7 to 8-inch round tortillas (corn tortillas for GF)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored, quartered and sliced
  • Optional toppings: Diced, fresh tomatoes, pica de gallo, guacamole, beans, low-fat sour cream or shredded romaine.
  1. In a skillet over medium heat sauté the sausage until it crumbles; drain any excess grease, remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Sauté the pepper and onion with a splash of olive oil, if needed, until tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Melt a half teaspoon of butter on the skillet/griddle over medium heat and lay a tortilla on the skillet. Assemble the quesadilla by layering half the tortilla with cheese, sausage, pepper, onion, apple and cheese. Fold the tortilla over. Cook until just golden and carefully flip; toast the other side.
  4. Cut the quesadilla into wedges and serve with your favorite topping!
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at