I find myself struggling to think of lunches to make and bring to work lately. It’s a struggle and I’m guessing that other people can relate. Generally, I pack a salad because it’s easy and healthy but they can so easily taste meh and unfulfilling. I find that warm lunches make me feel warmer and more satisfied. Does anybody agree?
We decided to make these quesadillas last weekend. What I like about them is you can eat them for dinner and bring leftovers to work the next day. They reheat well! Just pop a few in your toaster oven and you have a warm, home-cooked meal complete with filling meat and cheese. Also, I didn’t think about this until after the fact…but I think brussel sprouts (either instead of or in addition to the mushrooms) would be a great addition to the gooey quesadillas. So good!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 tortillas (we used flour)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil.
- Add onions to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to stir until onions are soft and translucent.
- Add the mushrooms and garlic and add a little more salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are soft.
- Remove mushrooms and onions from the pan and place on a plate.
- Add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.
- Lay a tortilla in the skillet and sprinkle half the cheese, mushrooms, onions and a slice or two of prosciutto. Lay another tortilla on top and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides.
- Repeat with the remaining 2 quesadillas and filling ingredients.
- Cut into quarters or thirds and serve immediately.
- We didn't think the garlic aioli was necessary, or added positively to the quesadillas, so I left that out of the recipe.