Roasted Corn Quesadillas – Budget Bytes


$7.52 recipe / $1.07 every

Whew, life has been hectic currently, y’all! But it’s a very good hectic. In addition to launching the brand new Budget Bytes app (p.s. the Android app is formally coming!), I’m within the strategy of promoting my house in New Orleans and relocating to Nashville. So yeah, my days have been CRA-ZY. But I nonetheless have to eat! So simply earlier than I left for my Eight hour drive to Nashville the opposite day I made these tremendous quick, simple, and deliciously smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas.

The star of those quesadillas is that this wonderful frozen roasted corn that I obtained at Trader Joes. I’m starting to see related merchandise pop up different locations too, like Whole Foods. The corn is charred earlier than it’s frozen and it has essentially the most unimaginable smoky taste. It’s type of like hearth roasted canned tomatoes versus plain canned tomatoes, besides instances ten. It’s critically a game-changing ingredient.

If you’ll be able to’t discover the frozen hearth roasted corn I feel these quesadillas would nonetheless be fairly good. You can experiment with blistering the corn in a forged iron skillet like I did for my Warm Corn and Avocado Salad, though it doesn’t fairly impart the extent of smokiness as the shop purchased hearth roasted corn.

And for all of my vegetarian mates, strive swapping out the rooster for a drained and rinsed can of black beans or pinto beans. 🙂

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a quick and filling lunch that may be stored within the freezer for a quick meal or snack. 

Servings 7 Eight” quesadillas
  • 1.5 cups chopped cooked rooster* $2.50
  • 1 cup frozen roasted corn kernels $zero.75
  • 2 inexperienced onions, sliced $zero.20
  • four oz can diced inexperienced chiles, drained $1.27
  • four oz shredded cheese* $1.08
  • 1/four tsp cumin $zero.03
  • 1/four tsp salt $zero.02
  • 7 Eight-inch tortillas $1.67
  1. Combine the chopped rooster, corn kernels (no have to thaw first), sliced inexperienced onions, diced inexperienced chiles, shredded cheese, cumin, and salt in a bowl. Stir till all the pieces is evenly mixed.

  2. Place half cup of the rooster and corn combination in every tortilla, spreading it over half of the floor, then folding the tortilla to shut. Repeat till you run out of filling (I stuffed 7 tortillas earlier than working out).

  3. Place the quesadillas in a dry skillet over medium-low warmth. Cook on either side till the tortillas are brown and crispy and the filling is melted and gooey. Cut every quesadilla into thirds and serve.

*I used one facet of the breast from a rotisserie rooster, however you could possibly shortly cook dinner a boneless, skinless rooster breast or thighs in a skillet, then chop it.

**I used a Mexican cheese that I discovered on the grocery retailer, but it surely tasted precisely like Monterey Jack and that’s what I’d recommend in lieu of Mexican cheese.

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Step by Step Photos

Roasted Corn Quesadilla Filling Ingredients

These are the principle substances for the quesadillas, and it seems like I forgot to flip the can of inexperienced chiles on its facet so you’ll be able to truly see the label. LOL! But anyway… 2 sliced inexperienced onions, 4oz. of cheese (shredded), 4oz. can of diced inexperienced chiles, about 1.5 cups chopped cooked rooster, and 1 cup of frozen roasted corn. You don’t have to make use of the cheese I’ve pictured above, I simply wished to strive it and it was an inexpensive value, so I picked it up. It tastes nearly precisely like Monterey Jack, which is what I had deliberate on utilizing to start with. 👍

Roasted Corn Quesadilla Filling

Place the inexperienced onions, cheese, inexperienced chiles, rooster, and corn in a bowl, together with 1/four tsp cumin and 1/four tsp salt. Stir till all the pieces is evenly mixed.

Roasted Corn Quesadilla open

Place about half cup of the corn and rooster filling in every Eight-inch tortilla, unfold it over half of the floor, then fold the tortilla to shut. I used to be capable of fill seven tortillas earlier than I ran out of filling.

Roasted Corn Quesadillas Cooked

To cook dinner the quesadillas, place them in a dry skillet over medium-low warmth. Cook on either side till the tortillas are brown and crispy and the filling is melted and gooey. Slice into thirds and serve! Easy and quick!

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

If you need to freeze your quesadillas for later, simply fill and fold, however don’t cook dinner within the skillet earlier than freezing. Stack the raw quesadillas with a layer of parchment paper between every, place them in a gallon-size freezer bag, and pop them within the freezer. To cook dinner from frozen, let thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then cook dinner over low warmth till crispy on the surface and melted on the facet. Make positive to not use larger warmth or the within will probably not warmth via earlier than the tortilla browns.