Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas: a spooky, fun Halloween recipe for kids of all ages

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
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Jack-o-lantern quesadillas are the perfect Halloween recipe to make with your kids. They're fun, festive, and incredibly easy to make, so little helpers can get involved and learn the joys of cooking. Jack-o-lantern quesadillas have just two ingredients: shredded cheese and flour tortillas, which you'll cut to look like a smiling, spooky jack-o-lantern.

They're super tasty and are a great option for the fussy eaters in your family. Serve your jack-o-lantern quesadillas with classic Mexican sides like sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, and guacamole, or enjoy the simple flavor of all that cheesy goodness.


The Top Tips for Making Spooky Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas

Use a sharp knife to cut out the jack-o-lantern pattern.

Any type of cheese works for quesadillas. Cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, Monterey Jack, Colby, and pepper Jack are delicious choices.

Shredded cheese is the most convenient, quickest option, but if you want more even melting in your quesadillas, shred the cheese yourself.

How to Store Jack ‘O Lantern Quesadillas

Quesadillas taste best when enjoyed right after they're made, but if you have leftovers, you can wrap them in foil and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

flour tortillas
shredded cheese of choice

How to Make Jack-o-Lantern Quesadillas

Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Place the two tortillas on top of one another. Cut out a pumpkin stem shape. Place one tortilla onto the baking tray. Cover with an even layer of cheese.

Cut the jack-o-lantern face pattern in one tortilla by starting with the eyes.

Continue cutting the nose and mouth.

Place on top of the cheese, making sure to line up the stems.

Arrange the tortillas on the baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Serve and enjoy!

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