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Chilli & butternut squash quesadillas recipe

A Mexican favourite of flour tortillas sandwiched together with a savoury cheese & vegetables mix

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 15 mins

  • Cooking time 40 mins

  • Total time 55 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 427 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) butternut squash, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 4 tbsp chopped olives
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 4 corn flour tortillas
  • 6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ½ pack fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 125g (4½oz) mozzarella, torn
  • 100g (4oz) cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salad, to serve

Tip

The great thing about quesadillas is you can fill them will any kind of vegetables or cheese so use up what you have in the fridge.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160Cfan/350F/Gas 4. Toss the butternut with the red pepper, chilli, olives and paprika. Place on a baking tray, drizzle over the oil and roast for 25-30 minutes.

  2. Heat a non stick frying pan over a medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and spoon over a third of the butternut squash mix. Scatter over some of the spring onions, coriander and both cheeses.  

  3. Cover with another tortilla and heat for 1 ½ minutes before carefully flipping over and frying for a further 1 ½ minutes. Chop into wedges and serve with salad.