HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Cheddar Quesadillas

Cheddar Quesadillashot lunch recipe wagon presents a hot lunch you can take to work or school.  Our recipes are quick, easy and less than 30 minutes to cook.  Cook our recipes the night before, refrigerate and reheat the next day.  Or, on the other hand, you can cook our meals and freeze them for next week’s lunch.  Our special today is

HOT LUNCH RECIPE WAGON: Cheddar Quesadillas

The quick hors d oeuvres and first courses make quick work of preparing party food, so you have more time for friends.

4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

8 small flour tortillas ( 7 or 8 inches in diameter)

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained divided

8 ounces cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (2 cups)

1 small ripe avocado

1/3 cup prepared thick style tomato salsa

In a large skillet or griddle, heat 1 tablespoon oil over moderate heat.  Put one flour tortilla in the pan and sprinkle it with ½ cup cheese and one quarter of the green chilies.  Put another tortilla on top and press gently. Seal the tortillas together.

Cook the tortilla sandwich or quesadilla , turning it once with a broad spatula, until the cheese begins to melt, about 5 minutes.  Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board and cut it into four wedges. Repeat

Transfer the quesadillas to a serving platter.  Peel and pit avocado, and cut into 16 thin slices.  Garnish each quesadilla wedge with the avocado and about 1 teaspoon of tomato salsa.  Pack warm in a heated lunch box for a hot meal to go.

Keep Lunch Warm Legend Heated Lunch box
Heated Lunch Box

You can carry your hot lunch in a heated lunch tote.

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