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Butternut Squash and Feta Quesadillas

butternut squash quesadillas

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The perfect healthy and delicious quesadilla- This recipe is simple and one my whole family loves! The nutty flavor of butternut squash really comes to life when roasted. Serves 4

2 cups onions, sliced
1 Tbsp butter
2 lbs (approximately 3 cups) fresh butternut squash, 1/2 inch cubed
2-3 cups feta cheese
3-5 10″ tortillas or 6-8 5.5″ (flour or corn, your choice)
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil

(amounts of each ingredient will vary depending on personal taste)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt the butter in a pan and add the sliced onion to carmelize (add more butter if you like).

butternut squash quesadilla

Sprinkle a little olive oil over the butternut squash and roast in a 400 degree oven until cooked through, 25-30 minutes.

Assemble the quesadillas! Layer first the feta cheese (you can use shredded mozzarella if you prefer – the feta gives it a more unique flavor), then the onions, and lastly the butternut squash. Finish with a little more cheese for folding over (or adding another tortilla on top if using small tortillas.

  butternut squash quesadillas

Place folded quesadillas on a baking tray (spray pan with cooking spray first) and drizzle with a little olive oil. Put another baking tray on top and push down. Bake with the tray on top for 5 mins, take the tray off and bake for a further 5 mins until golden (still in a 400 degree oven)

Tips: Sometimes we add black beans and/or fresh spinach to the layers. You decide-Can’t go wrong with these great little treats!

Another note, you can use frozen squash if you don’t have fresh.

butternut squash quesadillas

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