Acorn Squash Quesadilla
By July 17, 2012Published:
- Yield: 4 Servings
- Prep: 15 mins
- Cook: 30 mins
- Ready In: 45 mins
A delicious fall quesdilla with winter squash from smittenkitchen.com
- 1 small medium acorn squash
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons white onions diced
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno hot peppers minced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 poblano chiles roasted, peeled, cut into strips
- Ground black pepper and Salt
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 10-inch flour tortillas
- Butter for frying quesadillas
- Sour cream and salsa to garnish
- First, roast the acorn squash. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly oil a baking sheet. Halve the squash, scoop out the seeds (you can save them to toast later, if you wish) and cut each half into half-inch slices. Lay them on the baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes, until soft but not cooked to mush. (You’ll finish it in the pan.)
When cool enough to work with, use a paring knife or your hands to peel the skin off each slice. Lightly chop the squash and put it in a bowl.
- Saute the onions, garlic and jalapeno in the oil until translucent. Add the poblano strips and cook for a couple minutes more. Add the squash and cook for another 5 or 10 minutes, until the squash is tender and the flavors have melded. Season with salt and pepper and take off heat.
- Spread a few tablespoons of the cooked squash mixture onto one half of a 10-inch flour tortilla. Sprinkle with a couple tablespoons of the cheese. Fold over and place in a hot pan with melted butter, and fry until crispy. Cut the finished quesadilla into four triangles and top with your choice of garnishes. Eat while warm.