I’m running so late today! Will my day ever end? I couldn’t even make it home in time to get dinner started. So I called Adam and asked him to start dinner. I heard the pause in his voice as he said "We can wait for you to get here. Don’t worry about it."
Right. With my kids, we have the gremlin effect if they don’t eat before a certain time. Adam really doesn’t believe me until the boys are in full blown tantrum with reasoning thrown out the window.
Me: "Did you feed them?" Adam: "Well, I thought they could go an extra 15 minutes." Serious lack of judgment. Sort of like buying the commemorative Louisville Slugger bats with their names on them when the boys were 2 and 4 years old- Really? You didn’t think they were going to hit each other with them?
So... tangent aside, his next question was "what should I make?" Needed to be quick, easy and something that everyone would like - So my answer was quesadillas! Bacon, Tomato & Avocado Quesadillas is the answer. If everything else fails, I know my kids will eat a quesadilla! If it has bacon, tomato and avocado - how could the rest of us resist? This recipe was a total lifesaver! Even my husband was able to put dinner together quickly - check out how easy this was to make:
We had bacon for breakfast earlier in the day. On weekends, I like to make a big breakfast with bacon. I usually make the entire package so that I can have bacon on hand the rest of the week for recipes, sides, etc. Greatest accomplishment of my adult life has been cooking bacon in the oven. No messy flipping the bacon, it cooks flat and evenly and it drastically reduced the mess in my kitchen.
So simple, I encourage you to try it. For this quesadilla recipe, I use 8 slices of crisply cooked bacon. There’s always room for more bacon if you want to make more!
For each quesadilla spread 1 1/2 teaspoons softened butter onto one-side of a medium-sized flour tortilla.
Place the tortilla buttered-side down onto a large cutting board and place 2 slices of cheese onto half of each tortilla, like this….
Prepare 1 cup seeded and finely chopped tomato on top of the cheese.
Cut a medium-sized avocado into slices or 1-inch pieces. Place the avocado over the tomatoes.
The best part! Top evenly with bacon. As you can see, I probably put a little more bacon on! Everything is better with bacon!
The quesadilla begins to take its shape by folding each tortilla in half over the filling like this:
Next, heat a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Then place 2 folded over quesadillas into the skillet. I chose to cook the quesadillas one at a time. It would save time if I did cook 2 of them at the same time in the skillet.
Cook the quesadilla, turning once, until it is golden brown on each side and cheese is melted. It will take about 5 to 6 minutes.
Cut the quesadilla into 4 wedges with a pizza wheel. Then continue making quesadillas with the remaining ingredients.
We like to serve our quesadillas with salsa and sour cream, but these Bacon Tomato Avocado Quesadillas were amazing even by themselves. Dinner is served!
I am very fortunate to have a husband who likes to cook and is comfortable in the kitchen - whew! What a great, simple recipe perfect for a quick dinner, appetizer or snack that any family member can make quickly and easy. So if you are achin’ for some bacon - this quesadilla is the perfect tasty meal! Give them a try, and when you do, rate and review the recipe online.