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Butternut Squash Quesadillas with Blue Cheese

These Butternut Squash & Blue Cheese Quesadillas are the perfect blend of easy and comfort food.  Perfect for when you need a healthy meal that soothes your soul.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword Butternut Squash Quesadillas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 290kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 4 cups diced butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sage chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbled (optional)
  • 8 gluten free tortillas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss butternut squash with ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a large skillet Add onion and cook for 10 minutes. Add garlic and sage and cook for another two minutes, stirring often.
  • Place butternut squash and onion mixture in a blender and process until smooth.
  • To assemble, spread butternut squash puree on half of each tortilla.  Top with red pepper and blue cheese.  Fold in half.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium heat.  Spray with oil.  Add two tortillas at a time, and cook until golden brown.  Flip and cook the other side.  Serve warm.

Notes

May be made ahead and reheated in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8045IU | Vitamin C: 35.1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 2.8mg