Onion and Cheese Quesadilla

April 27, 2011


I’ve talked before about my son’s overwhelming love of onions, both raw and cooked….and my bewilderment over this fact. Raw onions have such a strong and intense flavor, yet I have seen him on more than one occasion eat handfuls of raw onions until his breath was so strong I had to turn my face away. Of course cooking onions makes them sweeter and much less sharp, but I’ve still seen some kids respond poorly to their texture. Believe me, I like onions every now and then, but my little guy could eat them morning, noon and night.

However, the real surprise came last week after I had made this recipe. Chloe had just woken up from her nap and there were several remaining pieces of the Onion and Cheese Quesadilla I had made for Kenya’s school lunch resting on the cutting board in the kitchen. She saw them and chirped, “I want some quesadilla”. I haven’t seen Chloe eat onions often, but I didn’t say anything and handed her a piece. I expected her to take one bite and be done with it. Three slices later I was proved wrong. Very wrong, obviously. Could it be that I have two onion loving kids? Then again, is it really so weird for kids to like onions or is it just weird that I think it’s so odd? No matter what the answers are, my guys loved this recipe and since it’s so easy to make, I see a lot more onions in my future.


Onion and Cheese Quesadilla

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  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 Small Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 Tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded & divided
  • 4 Tortillas, flour, spelt or whole wheat


  • Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and sauté onions and salt for 6 minutes or until golden. Remove and set aside.
  • Place one tortilla in a dry pan over medium heat, sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over tortilla and top with half the cooked onions.
  • Top with another tortilla and heat through, about 3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortilla is slightly toasted.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients for the second quesadilla.
  • Cut into wedges and serve.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 790mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g Did you make this recipe?Mention @Weelicious or tag #weelicious!

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