Kosher Mexican Quesadilla Pie
Tex-Mex Lasagne with the "wow" factor

One Queen in the kitchen said Kosher Mexican Quesadilla Pie is her perfect kind of recipe. Why? Because it is:

Simple ~the kids can make this
Adaptable ~how you like it
Ingredients ~are easy to find

Just layer inexpensive, easy to find soft flour tortillas with any odds and ends in your fridge, or make it your signature dish using the filling and seasoning suggestions you choose from the lists below.

Here's a delicious filling for Kosher Mexican Quesadilla Pie.

The Quesadilla Pie Recipe ~from Cooking for The King

You'll need:

5 large (12-14" diamater) soft flour tortillas

2-4 tablespoons butter or olive oil

2 cups grated cheddar, munster or mozzarella cheese

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

4 cups filling, see below:


Filling suggestions, choose 3 or 4:

Black or Pinto Beans

Refried beans or hummus

Bell Peppers, thinly sliced fresh or sautéed with a bit of garlic

Tomatoes, chopped and drained of excess liquid

Avocado slices or guacamole

Summer squash, thinly sliced

Corn kernels

Olive slices

Soy "beef" crumbles, prepared according to directions

Chopped onions, sweet, white, red or green; fresh or sautéed

Canned chili in adobo, green canned chiles, jalapeño chilies, chopped

Fresh chiles, thinly sliced




Chili powder

Garlic Powder

Chipotle or fajita seasoning

Salt & pepper

Cilantro, fresh, chopped

Parsley, fresh or dried

1. In a medium bowl, mix together your choice of fillings and seasonings to equal 4 cups. If you choose 3-4 ingredients from the "fillings" list, it will all work together. Season to taste from the "seasonings" list. (That means you'll have to taste the filling to see if it tastes good. This is essential Queen it the Kitchen information).

2. In another bowl, mix cheese with the mayonnaise.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large (12"-14" diameter) skillet, spread the bottoms and sides with butter or olive oil, or spray with butter flavor cooking spray.

4. Place one tortilla on the bottom of the pan. Spread 2/3 cup cheese mixture over tortilla and cover with 1 cup of filing . Top with another tortilla. Repeat, ending with a tortilla.

5. Dot top tortilla with a generous dose of butter, swirl of olive oil or if you must, butter flavored cooking spray. Cover tightly with pan lid or foil for and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

6. Remove pan from oven and set oven to Broil. Broil 2-3 minutes, until the top is lightly browned. Remove from oven. Slide quesadilla on to a serving plate. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with a dallop of sour cream.

makes 6-8 servings ~ can make ahead
active time: 20 minutes ~ cooking time: 45 minutes

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QITK tip: Make a double recipe of Tex-Mex Ratatouille, a Cooking for The King favorite recipe, and you'll have your filling ready to go for the next night's meal. Now that' something to keep under your crown.

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin
The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips
designed to bring majesty to the mundane.