Hooked on Tomato Basil Quesadillas

a tomato basil cheese quesadilla cut and shaped into a fish on a plate with grape bubbles and pretzels laid to create an edible fishing pole

You’ll be hooked on these easy kid-friendly Tomato Basil Quesadillas.  This simple recipe is perfect for an easy lunch or dinner.  These quesadillas are great for play dates, food fun and Father’s Day!

a tomato basil cheese quesadilla cut and shaped into a fish on a plate with grape bubbles and pretzels laid to create an edible fishing pole

Hooked on Tomato Basil Quesadillas

I’m hooked!  These Tomato Basil Quesadillas are an easy savory serve that the kids will love.  This simple recipe is perfect for lunch or a quick emergency dinner.  Hmmmm, maybe your wondering about the tomato basil combination in a quesadilla?  I’m telling you this is delish!  It has been a kid favorite over the years and actually tastes similar to a pizza flavor making it a big hit; or in this case ‘catch’.

It’s adaptable if you’re fishing around for a little kid friendly food fun as you can see from the picture.  Or, it’s something you can make with the kiddos for Father’s Day if dad happens to be a fishing enthusiast. This recipe is versatile and will have you hooked!  

Did I mention that these are GREAT for playdates?  You’ll be the talk of the kid town with this yummy, cheesy, pizza flavored food fun serve!

Here is the recipe for you to shape, fill, flip and serve…

Tomato Basil Quesadillas

a tomato basil cheese quesadilla cut and shaped into a fish on a plate with grape bubbles and pretzels laid to create an edible fishing pole

Ingredients

  • 1 sun-dried tomato wrap
  • 2 oz. tomato basil flavored cheddar cheese, shredded
  • PICS butter
  • PICS Sliced Olives
  • PICS pretzel rods
  • PICS thin pretzel sticks
  • PICS pretzel twists
  • Grapes
  • (supplies per fish)

Instructions

 Wash the grapes and set aside.

 Fold the sun-dried Tomato Wrap in half. Using clean kitchen scissors, cut out the shape of a fish keeping the folded edge intact. Note: You can cut out a template of fish if needed on waxed paper first.

Open the tortilla wrap that is in the shape of a fish and evenly distribute the shredded cheese on one side of the opened wrap and then close it. Cook the cheese tortilla filled wrap on both sides like you are cooking a quesadilla or grilled cheese on a griddle style pan that has been coated with a light layer of butter over medium to low heat. Cook it until both sides are a light golden brown & the cheese is fully melted.

 Place the tortilla on to a large plate. Add a sliced olive as the eye. Cut the grapes in half and add them to plate, flat side down, to serve as fish bubbles. Lay the pretzel rod as the fishing pole, lay the thin pretzel stick as the fishing string and break a pretzel twist in half to serve as the fishing hook.

Notes

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Sun-dried Tomato Wraps:  Typically you can find a selection of flavored wraps in the deli section of your local Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets.

Cooking with Kids:  Every recipe is filled with life skills that help to encourage children’s confidence in the kitchen. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe:

  • Measuring ingredients
  • Cutting and kitchen shear safety
  • Shredding and grater safety
  • Cooking quesadillas and stove top safety
  • Layering
  • Following directions

More Food Fun: Check out these Baseball Inspired Breakfast Sandwiches with a fresh salsa in the mix.  They are deliciously easy and filled with more flavorful food fun (see the link below).

Breakfast Sandwich made with an over easy egg on a whole grain flat bread topped with fresh homemade pico de gallo style salsa and a Mexican cheese blend.

Breakfast Sandwich Recipe Link

 

6 Comments on “Hooked on Tomato Basil Quesadillas”

  1. These look tasty and so much fun! I think my 3-year-old would love helping me make these 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

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