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Pumpkin and Sausage Quesadillas #pumpkin week

Pumpkin season is here, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 26 bloggers will be sharing over 80 pumpkin-filled recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. 



Making a pumpkin quesadilla is so easy, and so delicious you will wonder why you've waited until now to make one.  I always make more pumpkin than I need, so I am using the leftover pumpkin from yesterday's Fall Roasted Pumpkin Salad.  This dish goes together quickly!




I use the loose ground Italian sausage for this quesadilla because I like it better than the chorizo that is used in most Mexican style dishes. Its a bit milder, and allows the pumpkin to shine a bit more. You can certainly use chorizo, just know it might overpower the pumpkin in this dish.

Quesadilla Tips

I melt a little butter in the skillet before adding the tortilla. It makes the tortilla extra crunchy and adds tremendous flavor to the dish.  I also use sliced cheese instead of shredded, as the shreds sometimes don't melt all the way.  It's the little things, right?



Pumpkin Sausage Quesadilla
Yield
4
Author
Terri Steffes
Prep time
5 Min
Cook time
20 Min
inactive time
2 Min
Total time
27 Min

Pumpkin Sausage Quesadilla

A delicious, fall-inspired quesadilla!

Ingredients

  • 4 tortillas
  • 6 slices muenster cheese
  • 1/2 pound loose Italian style sausage, fried and drained
  • 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup rinsed black beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet. Coat the bottom of the skillet.
  2. Place one tortilla on the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Top with 1/2  of the cheese, followed by 1/2 of the sausage, beans, and pumpkin.
  4. Add tortilla to the top and press down with spatula.  
  5. Let tortilla continue to cook until golden brown, then using a large spatula, flip the quesadilla over and cook until tortilla is golden brown.
  6. Remove from skillet to a cutting surface and cut in half.  Cut each half in half.
  7. Cook the remaining quesadilla using the directions above.
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Pumpkin season is here, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 13 bloggers will be sharing over 40 pumpkin-filled recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks.

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