Squash Quesadilla

The challenge was on.  What can you do with an acorn squash that is different and tasty?  At our house, we love quesadillas!   A quesadilla is a flour tortilla filled with a savory mixture containing cheese, vegetables, chicken, beef, or even, tofu.  It is a basic tortilla “grilled cheese sandwich” but with a spicy kick!  I cooked the acorn squash in the oven until tender and mashed it.  I added lots of jalapeno chiles and onions to the squash.  I made the quesadilla by layering the squash mixture in the tortilla with cheese and heating it.  It was a great new way to use acorn squash!

Squash Quesadilla

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Squash Quesadilla


  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1/4 diced onion
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 clove garlic diced
  • 1/4 diced tomato
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded jack or cheddar cheese


  1. Cut acorn squash in half and clean out seeds
  2. Place on baking sheet
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes
  4. When squash is fork tender, remove from inside the half
  5. Mash the squash and add the onion, jalapeno, garlic, and tomato
  6. Place one tortilla on a plate and spread with mashed squash mixture
  7. Spread cheese over the top
  8. Put another tortilla on the top
  9. Put in oven at 350 degrees on a baking sheet
  10. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted
  11. Slice into wedges
  12. Serve hot with salsa or guacamole
  13. Enjoy!


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