Butternut Squash & Kale Quesadillas
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Butternut Squash & Kale Quesadillas

Inspiration:

Butternut squash and kale are two of our favorite veggies. We love the texture and the flavor of the curly, leafy green kale. And the sweetness of the butternut squash goes extremely well with the kale.

With a bunch of aromatic spices along with fresh cheese and quesadilla, guess what, I had the most delicious and hearty quesadilla that we could really feel good about eating...especially with the added nutrition from GET FIT Tortilla!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 8

Author:GET FIT Health Chef

Method

1 Mis-En-Place: 1) Peel, deseed and dice Butternut Squash 2) Tear Kale leaves and discard the stalks 3) Grate Monterey Jack Cheese 4) Slice Avocado (Optional)

2 Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add squash and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Spice Blend - Earth. Cook for several minutes, turning gently with a spatula, until squash is deep golden brown and tender (but not falling apart.) Remove to a plate and set aside.

3 In the same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat and add in the kale. Toss it around with tongs and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in cooked squash and gently toss together. Set aside.

4 In a separate skillet, melt additional butter and lightly brown both sides of the 8 tortillas. Build the quesadillas one by one by adding a layer of cheese topped with a layer of the squash/kale mixture, topped with a second tortilla. You'll have four quesadillas when you're done.

5 Brown each quesadilla on both sides, adding more butter to the pan to make sure tortillas are nice and golden and yummy.

6 When the cheese is melted, remove each quesadilla from the skillet and cut it into four wedges. Serve with sour cream, cilantro, pico de gallo, salsa, avocado...or any sides you'd like!

Ingredients

1/2 Whole Butternut Squash
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
Black Pepper To Taste
1/4 Teaspoon Spice Blend - Earth (or more to taste)
1 Bunch Kale
8 GET FIT Tortilla (click to see numerous recipes and benefits)
Extra Butter For Frying
2-1/2 Cups Monterey Jack Cheese (more if needed)
Sour Cream, For Serving
Cilantro, For Serving
Pico De Gallo, Salsa, Avocado Slices (optional) For Serving
Nutrients
Total Calories 300
Calories from Carb 5%
Carbohydrates(g) 14.2
Anti-Oxidants ORAC 1,897 μ mol TE
Protein(g) 13.6
Good Fat(g) 11.19
Good Fibre(g) 4.4
Calcium(mg) 325
Potassium(mg) 356
Magnesium(mg) 28
Arginine(mg) 0.38
Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember — we're cooks, integrative food and lifestyle experts , not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.

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