Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quesadilla Pie

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This is such an easy dinner! So versatile and so delicious. I served this with a side of Barley & Bean Salad. Whatever ingredients I had leftover from that salad, I threw into the quesadilla pie!


source: SimplyRecipes.com
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 40-45 minutes
ready in: 55-60 minutes
serves: 4

BASE INGREDIENTS4 large flour tortillas
1/2 pound cheese, grated (Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, Cheddar, etc.)
pat of butter

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT OPTIONSbeans, drained and rinsed (black, kidney, pinto)
tomatoes, chopped
sundried tomatoes, chopped
zucchini, coursely shredded (squeezed to remove water)
onions, sliced or diced (green onions, yellow onion)
mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
chiles, chopped (chipotles, cooked chile peppers, canned pickled jalapenos)
spices (cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic salt, oregano, basil)
black olives, sliced
Consider other ideas.... greek style (feta cheese sprinkled in with mozzarella, white beans, artichoke hearts, green onions tomato, oregano, fennel seeds, kalamata olives), italian style (mozzarella, basil, sundried tomato, pepperoni, tomato sauce, seafoods), etc.

GARNISH OPTIONSsour Cream
guacamole
avocado
salsa
lettuce
cilantro

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the bottom and sides of a pie dish that's approximately the same size as your tortillas. 

2. Place one tortilla on the bottom of your dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Add your chosen ingredients, layering tortillas and adding generous handfuls of cheese to each tortilla. Spread a bit of butter on the top tortilla.
  • For our quesadilla pie pictured above, the bottom layer had cheese, black beans, green onions, corn, and a sprinkling of chili powder. The second layer had cheese, kidney beans, pickled jalapeno, shredded zucchini and cumin. The top layer was the same as the bottom. 
3. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, increase heat to 400 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes until the top tortilla is lightly browned and cheese is bubbling. 

4. Remove from oven. Let cool and cut into quarters. Serve with garnish.

    4 comments:

    Mary said...

    I recently made a somewhat similar recipe...tortilla and black bean pie. I blogged about it too.

    Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

    What a comfort meal. It looks so delicious! Kind of like my Mexican lasagna - only better!

    Jarrod, Jen, and Gavin said...

    Made this for dinner last night! Yummy! Thanks :)

    Alisa said...

    Deeeeelicious! I can't get enough of quesadillas, and you just reminded me to start making em again.If you won't mind, I'd love to guide foodista readers to your site.Just add your choice of Foodista widget at the end of this blog post and you're all set. Thanks!