This is a quick and easy recipe to make with a toddler/child or simply for a quick dinner for the family.
Prep Time: 7 Minutes (with toddler, time may vary)
Cook time:12 Minutes
What you need:
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped zucchini
1/2 cup of butternut squash
1 plum tomato(raw)
1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms
1/4 chopped orange bell pepper(raw)
1 cup of Sargento Medium Cheddar cheese
4 tortillas (9 inches)
1.5 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of basil
- In a large nonstick pan, cook zucchini, butternut squash, onion, basil and mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until just tender. Remove from pan.
- Coat same or different large nonstick pan with olive oil on low to medium heat, and place one tortilla in the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese evenly over tortilla, and layer 1/2 of the vegetable mixture over the cheese. Add raw tomatoes and raw orange bell pepper. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of cheese on the vegetables, and top with a second tortilla. Cook until golden on both sides, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from pan, and repeat. Cut each quesadilla into triangles based on your family size. Serve and enjoy.
- Most importantly, go over the safety rules. There needs to be a “No” boundary on what not to touch(knife, hot stove, etc)
- Wash all hands thoroughly!
- Teach them colors(toddlers)
- Let them know everything you’re doing as you go(techniques, directions)
- Let them try some vegetables raw
- Describe the taste and texture to build their vocabulary (toddlers)
- Get them involved safely
- Answer the endless amount of questions patiently 😉
If they become disinterested, play music and have a freeze dance party during the moments in between the process. (we listened to alt-J, as I stayed close to the stove, I had him show me his moves.)