This is a guest post from Christin of Blue Crab Martini
September is here and that means the return of busy weeknights filled with homework and football practice. Between spelling words, packing lunches, and shuttling the kids to and from the football field, who has time to give dinner more than a fleeting thought? On nights like these it’s tempting to pick up the phone and order a pizza, but that would take a serious toll on our wallets (and our waistlines)!
Instead of taking a detour to the nearest drive-thru, I rely on quick and easy meals like these Apple & Brie Quesadillas to get us through the hustle and bustle of the busy school week. This tasty meal comes together in under 10 minutes and requires only a handful of wholesome ingredients- spinach, apples, Brie cheese, sliced turkey, and tortillas are all you need.
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My favorite thing about this effortless meal is that it’s a dish that the whole family will enjoy. That’s right, fellow moms, it’s possible to not only get your kids to eat spinach but to like it too! Spinach is a superfood that packs a nutritious punch of vitamins and minerals. I guess Popeye knew what he was doing after all!
Each bite of these Turkey, Apple & Brie Quesadillas has the perfect balance of crunchy tortilla and creamy, melty cheese. The fresh Granny Smith apples offer just a hint of tangy sweetness and pair perfectly with the peppered turkey and earthy spinach. We like to serve our quesadillas hot out of the pan alongside of a simple spinach apple and fennel salad (a double dose of healthy yum)!
The school year has just begun and we’ve got many busy weeks yet to come. I’m sure there will be the occasional take-out order, but with a few quick, easy, and nutritious meals like this in my back pocket, I know our family is ready to stay healthy and wholesome in the days ahead.
Here is what you need:6 Flour tortillas (fajita size works best) 5.8 oz Brie cheese, rind removed and cut into small pieces Fresh spinach, roughly 1 cup, stems removed 1-2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced 1/4 lb thinly sliced deli style turkey (I used a peppercorn turkey).
Step 1: On one tortilla, layer together the Brie cheese, spinach, apple slices and several pieces of turkey. Then, on another tortilla place more Brie cheese.
Step 2: Next, in a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the tortillas until they are golden brown and the cheese has fully melted.
Step 3: Once both tortillas have cooked, combine them together and press lightly so that the cheese spreads throughout the quesadilla.Slice into wedges and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Turkey Apple & Brie Quesadillas
- 6 Flour tortillas fajita size works best
- 5.8 oz Brie cheese rind removed and cut into small pieces
- Fresh spinach roughly 1 cup, stems removed
- 1-2 Granny Smith apples thinly sliced
- 1/4 lb thinly sliced deli style turkey I used a peppercorn turkey
- On one tortilla, layer together the Brie cheese, spinach, apple slices and several pieces of turkey. Then, on another tortilla place more Brie cheese.
- Next, in a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the tortillas until they are golden brown and the cheese has fully melted
- Once both tortillas have cooked, combine them together and press lightly so that the cheese spreads throughout the quesadilla. Slice into wedges and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Christin Wade is the creator and writer behind the food blog Blue Crab Martini, where she shares easy, fresh, and wholesome recipes. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband, two young boys ages 6 and 3, and the family dogs Cole and Rabbit. When she’s not baking, blogging, or being a mom you can find her on her paddleboard exploring the Chesapeake Bay.