Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quesadilla Lasagna

What can I say about this but, WOW!! When it comes to cheese layered up with avocados, lean ground turkey, black beans, red onions, cilantro..etc, this dish has comfort written all over it. Each layer hugs your taste buds & warms your tummy. Perfect served along side an Arugula Salad. Enjoy!!!

6 small flour tortillas (can cut off 1 side of each tortillas to help them fit better)
1/2 lb Ground turkey cooked 
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
6 to 8 mushrooms sliced or approximately 1/4 cup
1/4 cup black beans
1 - 2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 pound grated cheese (Sharp Cheddar & Monterey Jack

Bottom layer: Black beans & Red Onions & Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Middle layer: Mushrooms & Meat & both Cheeses
Top layer: Monteray Jack, diced Avocado, Cilantro & Smoked Paprika 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees for 15 mins.  In a skillet, over med high heat add 1 tablespoon butter & brown mushrooms. Remove from heat season with salt & pepper to taste, a dash of garlic powder. Set aside. In skillet, over mid high heat brown turkey, add worcestershire, chili powder & cumin, salt & pepper to taste. In an 8x8 baking dish spread melted butter on sides & bottom of dish.  Place 2 overlapping tortillas on the bottom of the pie dish. Bottom layer: cheese, black beans, and red onions. Middle layer: 2 more tortillas topped with mushrooms, ground turkey and both cheeses. Top layer: 2 tortillas, brushed with melted butter, Monteray Jack cheese, avocado, cilantro & garnished with smoked paprika.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Enjoy!!!

NOTE: Brush melted butter on the bottom of the pan to keep the tortillas from sticking & will help keep them from drying out when you bake them. It will also aid in the browning process. I tried using Pam on 1 layer but that did not turn out well. My advice is, don't skip the butter, you will be glad you used it come time to serve it. 


  1. Looks so yummy! Fun idea. I love lasange but it can be a time counsumer to make :) I love how quick and easy this looks.

  2. This sounds perfect for me! I love mexican and who doesn't love lasagna and luckily it sounds easy enough for a weekday dinner, thanks!

  3. Thanks bunches, Debbie!! It was sooo easy, had it thrown together in about 30 mins (not including baking time)...def weekday meal.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing! It's so good!! This recipe is a keeper!!

    I used less cheese, but made queso (cheese with salsa) to use on the side.


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