These quesadilla shapes are a fun way to get kids helping out in the kitchen. We’ve made them a few times now and the little lady has a great time grating the cheese, putting the various bits of the quesadillas together and cutting out her shapes once they’re cooked.
All you need are some tortilla wraps and whatever filling you (or your toddler) would like to fill the tortillas with. We always use some tasty cheese, plus whatever else we fancy at the time: onion, tomato, peppers, spinach, corn, cooked chicken, mince or sausage, tuna, maybe some sauce of some sort – a bit of mayo, pesto, tomato puree or even some leftover tomato pasta sauce.
Her favourite part is after we’ve cooked them in the grill (and let them cool a little bit) when she can cut out her shapes with some cookie cutters. Every time we’ve made them she has eaten every single bite on her plate!
- Tortilla wraps
- Cheese, grated
- Chopped fillings of choice: tomatoes, onions, peppers, spinach, corn, cooked meat (chicken, ham, mince, sausage), tuna
- Sauce, if you fancy it: mayo, pesto, tomato puree or tomato pasta sauce
- Preheat grill to medium heat.
- Place a tortilla wrap (one cut in half with half for the bottom and half for the top is enough for a snack for the little lady) as the bottom of the quesadilla. Sprinkle grated cheese on the tortilla wrap and then sprinkle other fillings on top. Place a tortilla wrap on top as a lid.
- Grill for about 2 minutes, or until the tortilla just starts to change colour. Flip the tortilla and do the same on the other side.
- Remove from grill and let the quesadilla cool for a minute or so. Once cool enough, cut out shapes (or let your child help – this is the best bit) with cookie cutters.