I make quesadillas all the time for my kids’ lunch boxes. They are super easy to make. The whole process takes at most 5 minutes. And school aged kids can even prepare this on their own. Plus you can add cheese, any protein and vegetables in it, giving your kids a well balanced lunch. So here I will share my easy quesadilla recipe for kids and the various fillings I put in it. This is a lunch box favorite – so it’s truly one of the best kid friendly recipes there is.
Easy Quesadilla Recipe for Kids
1. Lay a piece of flour tortilla or wrap (we prefer whole grain over white) on a clean surface.
2. Spread your desired filling on half of the wrap. They key to the filling is to put loads of melting cheeses, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack or Gruyere, or a combination of melting cheeses. The purpose of this is that the cheese acts as a ‘glue’ that prevents the rest of the contents from spilling out.
Some filling ideas:
– shredded leftover chicken, carrots and cheese
– ham and cheese
– tuna mixed with some mayo, corn, cheese
– leftover taco filling and cheese
3. Fold the empty half of the wrap over. By this time, you will have a semi circle. Place the wrap on a sandwich press for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese melts. If you don’t have a sandwich press, it will work on a pan on the stove top. Spray the pan with olive oil. When the pan is hot, put the quesadilla on it, pressing the top with a flat cooking spatula. Turn over after 2 minutes. And cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
Slice the wrap into 4 triangle shapes.
Optional: Wrap in aluminium foil so that it stays warm in your child’s lunch box.