Vegan butternut squash quesadillas


I made these quesadillas today to try to recreate some sweet potato and caramelized onion tacos from my favorite vegan restaurant, and they turned out pretty good. Jack even enjoyed eating some of the tortilla parts!

I found frozen organic butternut squash cubes at ¬†whole foods, so I used them, but any squash type thing would be good. I also didn’t have the time to caramelize onions because of my high-needs toddler, but if you have the time I bet that would taste great.


1 package of frozen butternut squash cubes (or sweet potato or other squash)

1 package of organic tortillas

1/2 onion, chopped

a few tablespoons of pine nuts

some vegan shredded cheese or nutritional yeast (although the melted cheese works best)

whatever spices you like- I used paprika, but you can add something spicier



Sautee the onions until browned (caramelize if you have a spare half hour)

Separately, prepare the squash as per the package (boil it or microwave), using whatever spices you like. Then put in a food processor or immersion blender to puree

Take a tortilla and spread a layer of squash on half, sprinkle some onions on top, sprinkle pine nuts over it, and then add a light layer of vegan cheese

Put some oil in a pan and lightly fry both sides of the quesadilla until a little brown

I bet this would taste great with guacamole, beans, or vegan sour cream!