Spicy Sausage Quesadillas
School started back for my kiddos last week which means Fall sports are also underway. My daughter plays volleyball and my son plays soccer which means we are out of the house 3 nights a week (plus Saturdays once games begin) So I have been using my trusty crock pot and other super quick skillet & prep ahead meals like these Spicy Sausage Quesadillas!
These quesadillas are SO easy & flavorful and a short ingredient list of items I usually always have on hand. On a night where we have practice, I prep the filling ahead of time so that as soon as my ‘starving’ children and I get home, all I have to do is fry them up and dinner is ready in under 5 minutes!
These quesadillas are totally customize-able for the amount of heat you prefer. We use hot sausage and regular rotel, but you could substitute mild sausage and mild rotel if you wanted. On the flip side if you wanted to kick the heat up a notch, a finely minced jalapeno would be a good addition as well. We love to make them spicy and then dip them in sour cream to cool them off a bit 😉 Give them a try and see how your family likes them!
- 1 lb hot breakfast sausage
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 1 onion sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained well
- colby-jack cheese, shredded
- 8 soft taco sized tortillas
- sour cream for dipping
Brown & crumble sausage in a large skillet. When halfway cooked, add the bell peppers & onion. The last minute, add the garlic. Drain off excess grease and add the drained can of rotel. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until heated through and any remaining liquid is cooked out. Set aside
In another skillet over medium heat, add a small pat of butter and a tortilla. Add cheese to half the tortilla, then some of the sausage mixture then a little more cheese. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the top and flip once the cheese is melted, and the first side is brown. Brown the other side and set aside onto a paper towel covered platter. (This helps to keep them from getting soggy, while you prepare the rest.)
Continue frying up the rest of the quesadillas. I had enough filling for all 8, but I use a ton of cheese too ?
Serve with sour cream for dipping and enjoy!