Butterfly Quesadillas for the Kids for Fruity Recipe Yum Fun

Making Butterfly Quesadillas with Kids for Fruity Yum Fun

It’s time to spring into the kitchen with the kids and make some delicious recipes for a little taste testing, experimental recipe making fun.  Butterfly quesadillas are super easy to make & totally delicious to eat.  This recipe is a GREAT way to incorporate extra fruit bites into the daily mix.

Butterfly Quesadillas by Jodie Fitz

2 – 6” flour tortillas

1/8-cup mascarpone cheese

1-tablespoon honey

Strawberries

Blueberries

1 green grape

1 carrot stick

Wash and dry your fruit.

Mix the mascarpone cheese together with the honey. Spread half of the mixture onto one of the tortillas and then the other half onto the other tortilla.

Thinly slice the strawberries. Lay the slices onto one tortilla. Note: The number of strawberries you use will depend on the size of your strawberries.

Lay the other tortilla on top to create a sandwich.

Melt a very small amount of butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the quesadilla into the pan and toast one side. Then flip to toast the other side. Remove the quesadilla from a pan to a cutting surface to cool for a couple of minutes, but still warm.

Add blueberries to a small skewer and top it off with a green grape. Add two slivers of carrots cut from a carrot stick to the top of the green grape to serve as antennae. Note: The number of blueberries will depend on the size of the blueberries and skewer used.

Cut the Tortilla into quarters. Following the picture, lay out the cut quesadilla like butterfly wings. Add the fruit skewer to the center & decorate the tip of the wings with extra blueberries.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MY KITCHEN BUDDY FOR THIS RECIPE…Little Miss Lucy was a master recipe maker & a blast to have in the kitchen.

Lessons for kids in making Butterfly Quesadillas:

  • Stovetop safety!
  • Prepping fruit
  • Layering flavor
  • Measuring
  • Spreading
  • Stirring
  • Incorporate shopping & discovering different ingredients

Looking for more butterfly fun at the counters?  Check out these cucumber stuffed butterfly sandwiches.  They are not only adorable, they are healthy & delicious.  They will get kids eating more veggies and naturally sweet fruit.

Click here to grab the recipe.

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10 Comments on “Butterfly Quesadillas for the Kids for Fruity Recipe Yum Fun”

  1. Those looks so cute and yummy, I want one! Thanks for linking up at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Hope you made some new friends and had fun! Have a great weekend!

  2. My kids really like regular quesadillas and love butterflies…So I need to try this and see if it will get them to try more fruit! lol I have the pickiest eaters EVER. Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a fun and delicious way to get your kids to eat more fruit! What lovely photos too. I have such fond memories of spending time in the kitchen with my (now adult) son. He’s now a really wonderful cook. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party, Jodie.

    1. Yes – memories in the kitchen with our kids are the best! I have one that has become a very good cook, one that can do the basics but prefers to have it made for him (lol) and one that has a whole lot of creativity with her cooking = love them all!

  4. I just pinned this great Butterfly Quesadilla! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH for PINNING = love and totally appreciated. Have a GREAT day…and weekend….

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