Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Monday, September 21, 2015

Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas

Smoked Gouda, Bacon and Apple Quesadillas are a delicious combination of smokey, salty and sweet in an easy to eat package perfect for lunch, as an appetizer or a fun after-school snack!

Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Quick and easy recipe for quesadillas that kids and adults alike will love!  Sweet, salty and smoky all in every bite!



I love quesadillas in just about any form.  I love that you can be creative with them with just about any flavor combination you desire and they are so easy to make.  These Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas are three of my favorite flavors all mashed together in a tasty hand-held!  

Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas | by Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Quick and easy recipe for quesadillas that kids and adults alike will love!  Sweet, salty and smoky all in every bite!

I don't know if it's the smokiness from the cheese and the bacon that I love best in this creation, or if it's the sweet crunch you get from the apple, but one thing I do know is that it is an awesome flavor punch! If you can't find smoked Gouda, you can substitute sharp cheddar cheese for a taste that is still awesome!  I had left over bacon on hand to make these (WAIT!  Leftover bacon, is there such a thing? haha) but if you don't have any bacon in the fridge, you can buy heat and eat bacon for these sandwiches, or even substitute some lean smoked ham.  

What would make these quesadillas even more awesome?  Some honey mustard for dipping!  Kid-friendly and adult approved! 


Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas

Renee P.
Smoked Gouda, Apple and Bacon Quesadillas
A delightful combination of sweet and salty come together in this quesadilla making for a great lunch,  fun appetizer or yummy after-school snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 - 8" flour tortillas 
  • 2 ounces shredded, Smoked Gouda cheese
  • 6 thin slices of your favorite apple (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and place one tortilla on the skillet.
  2. Sprinkle the tortilla with half the cheese to about 1/4" from the edges. Arrange the apple slices and the bacon evenly over the cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with second tortilla. Press down.
  3. When the bottom tortilla is browned and the cheese begins to melt, carefully flip the quesadilla over to brown the second side and completely melt the cheese. (about 1 - 2 minutes)
  4. Remove quesadilla to cutting board and let rest for 2 - 3 minutes. Cut into 4 triangles. Serving size is 2 triangles.  Serve with honey mustard, if desired. 
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: cheese, smoked Gouda, bacon, apple, sandwich, lunch, appetizer, snack

Est Nutritional Information per Serving:  Calories - 372.9,   Total Fat - 17.3g,   Carb - 34.9g,   Protein - 18.8g,   Fiber - 3g 


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12 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious and love that even with bacon and cheese they're still under 400 calories.

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    1. I know!! You can sub out low fat ham for the bacon and they would be even lower.

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  2. We love quesadillas too! So quick and easy to make. The smoky flavor from gouda cheese sounds delicious!

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    1. I love the smokiness of the Gouda in these!!

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  3. Apple and bacon.. must be really delicious :)

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    1. Such a really great combo, Medeja! Thanks for dropping by!!

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  4. I really wish I had some bacon in the house. I would make this for breakfast. I have everything else.

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    1. haha...they would make an excellent breakfast!

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  5. This quesadillas are right up my alley! Love the apples with the gouda and bacon- yum! :)

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  6. I love apples with savory flavors! Great quesadilla flavor combo!

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  7. such a great twist! I have had apple and cheddar together (which is, of course, amazing), but not with smoked gouda. I have made quesadillas with smoked gouda, and they were amazing. And bacon...YUM. So this recipe sounds so good! Very "fall" too, I might add. We never have leftover bacon either, so this is a great excuse to cook more :)

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  8. Whoa!! These sound amazing. I need to add this to the dinner menu for sure! Love the flavor combo!

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