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Mushroom Quesadillas

Mushroom Quesadillas


It had been way too long since I last had a mushroom fix and I was still remembering that mushroom melt sandwich that I made a while ago. Thinking about that ooey gooey melted cheese made me think about another of my favorite foods, quesadillas. Quesadillas at their base are two tortillas filled with cheese and they are toasted until the tortillas are nice and golden brown and crispy and the cheese has melted. To the basics of the tortillas and the melted cheese you can add anything that you want and the cheese works really well at holding everything together. I could not believe that I had not yet tried a mushroom quesadilla and that had to be rectified immediatly! I pulled out some mushrooms and onions and sauteed them until they were nice and caramelized and good and I seasoned them with some garlic and thyme. I then deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine to make sure that I got all of the caramelized bits of pure flavour from the bottom of the pan and it was time to make the quesadilla. The mushroom quesadillas were so good! Caramelized mushrooms go so well with melted cheese and the warm toasted tortilla wrapping was the perfect way to enjoy them. The next time I make these, and I will definitely be making them again, I will have to try using some gorgonzola cheese for a bit of tangy creaminess.

Mushroom Quesadillas

(makes 1 quesadilla)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 small onion (sliced)
4 ounces mushrooms (cleaned and sliced)
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
2 tablespoons white wine (or broth)
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped, optional)
2 handfuls cheese such as mozzarella, swiss, monterrey jack, etc. (grated)
2 tortillas

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and mushrooms and saute until caramelized, about 20-30 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the broth, deglaze the pan and saute until the liquid has been absorbed.
5. Remove from heat and mix in the parsley.
6. Melt a touch of butter in a pan.
7. Place a tortilla into the pan, swirl it around in the butter and repeat with the second tortilla.
8. Sprinkle a handful of cheese on the tortilla followed by the mushrooms and onions and top with the remaining cheese and finally the other tortilla.
9. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.

Tip: Place a plate onto the quesadilla and flipped it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan to flip the quesadilla.

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37 comments:

Cooking with Michele said...

I know you didn't intend this, but this post has been salivating for summer - the place where I golf with my girlfriends serves a mushroom and spinach quesadilla in the golf shack, and now I can't get it out of my mind!

Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) said...

looks look EPIC, seriously I've been on a mushroom cooking spree lately and want to make these so bad!

homecooked said...

The quesadillas look delicious!

Velva said...

Perfect! Now, I am thinking I need a mushroom fix too.

Pam said...

I never get that good of browning on my quesadillas, I am much too impatient.

Jenn said...

Thanks for reminding me that it's been a while since I've had my own mushroom fix and a quesadilla fix. I must remedy that asap.

HannahHandpainted said...

Oh myyy. This is killing me. I love this. Must try this asap.

Nina Timm said...

Gorgonzola.....now we're talking!!! My children love quesadillas and I am sure they will love it with mushrooms!!

Janice said...

Those look great, love the mushrooms on quesadillas

MaryMoh said...

Gosh....those melted cheese and crispy outside. I can just imagine every bite into it....has to be very delicious. I'm going to try that. My children will love these.

Memória said...

I love quesadillas, and yours look amazing!!! YUMMY!

jose manuel said...

Me encantan las quesadillas. Nunca había pensado en añadirle champiñones. Apuntada queda la receta. Gracias por tu receta

katiez said...

I have some tortillas in my freezer - just crying to be set free. Perfect!

daphne said...

My kind of lunch- seriously easy and yet so tasty!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

I wish I bought the cheese I was looking at yesterday! These make me want quesadillas, right now!

scribbler said...

YUM! these look delicious...even at 8am! I just recently stumbled upon your blog....and I love everything that I see so far. Your pictures are beautiful - what kind of camera do you use??

3LittleMonkeys said...

Oh yum! I can't wait to try these. I know my kids will eat this too.

♥peachkins♥ said...

bookmarked!

Kathryn said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Going to try this sometime.

Isabelle said...

Those look so delicious! I'm going to try this.

Teresa said...

Yum! I love anything with mushrooms but this looks especially delicious! Looks like tomorrow's lunch to me! ;-)

Zoe said...

oh my gosh, I love mushrooms especially smothered with melted cheese! This is awesome.

Culinary Cory said...

I was just talking to a couple of friends about how yummy mushrooms can be when cooked right. I like this as a nice twist on quesadillas.

The Bella Life said...

Mmmmm. I enjoy making thin crust pizzas with tortillas, mozzarella and mushrooms - kind of similar to this recipe. I don't usually add white wine to my caramelized mushrooms, what a great idea! I'll definitely be making this recipe sometime this week.

Hope all is well,
Camberley

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, these are making my mouth water!!

Kevin said...

scribbler: I was using a Canon XSi for a long time but now I am using a Canon 7D.

Gloria said...

These quesadillas are amazing Kevin! really delicious! gloria
xx

Jeanne said...

Mmm, I don't make enough quesadillas. This looks like ooey gooey cheese heaven!

Pam said...

Another recipe bookmarked! I love, love, love mushrooms and onions - combined with gooey cheese and I am in heaven.

Solange said...

WOW, mushroom quesadillas...unbeliavable! I love mushrooms and never thought you could fill quesadillas with them! I must try these as soon as possible.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Sometimes I forget how much mushrooms were meant to be paired with cheese.

cinderskitchen said...

Kevin, I love quesadillas and thanks for posting yet another great recipe idea!

Anonymous said...

made these today - amazing!

Susan S said...

Making them tonight, can't wait.

Anonymous said...

When making any of your quesadillas, do you use normal sized tortillas or burrito sized (large) ones?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: I normally use the 8 inch flour tortillas when making quesadillas.

Anonymous said...

making this now and it smell delicious. i added chicken to mine for the boyfriend

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