My girls LOVE to help cook. In fact, if they could help with everything, they would be very happy little girls. I would also have a much messier kitchen, and children, than I already do! One thing I don’t mind them helping on, though, is Quesadillas. They can add what they want and love to be ‘cooks’. Plus, the mess is minimal and I can relax knowing they will actually eat what they make! So today, on a rainy day, I pulled out some ingredients I had on hand and let them have some Kid’s Quesadilla Fun!
The recipe is super easy. I’ve written out what we had on hand but you can do whatever you want.
- Tortillas - corn and/ or flour
- Cheese Sticks, cut up
- Breaded chicken tenders or chicken nuggets
- Shredded cheese
- Cubes, thin cheese
- Tomatoes and guacamole for garnish
- Let the kids pile it on the lower tortilla. The cheese sticks melt really well and help it stick so encourage kids to use a few if you can. Place topped tortilla in skillet on medium heat. Let warm and then carefully flip to warm the other side. Use a serrated knife to cut. Serve with garnish
My kids have done grilled chicken in the past and plain cheese too. They like them so much that I am tempted to buy a Quesadilla Maker so that I can get a more even, sealed edge for them.
My girls and I are stuck inside all day. But by having them help me out with a yummy lunch, they got to ‘play with their food’, and they ate it too! A win-win all around!
How do you let your kids play with their food? We would love to know!