Jack O Lantern Quesadillas…Cutest Halloween Lunch Idea Ever!

This jack o lantern quesadilla recipe is one of the easiest and cutest Halloween food ideas for kids. This easy quesadilla can be a quick and festive lunch or part of your Halloween party food spread.

As Halloween nears, it’s time to start thinking of fun Halloween foods to make your kids and these Jack O Lantern Quesadillas are one to add to the list!

jack o lantern quesadillas shown on a wooden background
Let’s make Halloween quesadillas for lunch!

My kids loved these fun quesadillas and the best part is, they are so easy to make!

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Jack o Lantern Quesadilla Recipe for Kids

You just need some mini tortillas, fresh grated cheddar cheese, a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, a knife and of course, a griddle or way to heat these tasty fall meals up.

Since my kids are picky we only used cheese as the filling but you can certainly add hot sauce, vegetables, peppers or anything else you want. Oh and the dippings are endless – guacamole, salsa, and even sour cream. YUM!

3 finished jack o lantern Halloween food quesadillas ready for kids lunch
These jack o lantern quesadillas are almost too cute to eat!

Related: Want more fun Halloween recipes? Check out: Halloween Treats for The Family, Candy Corn Sugar Cookies, Spooky Fog Drink and Oogie Boogie Pudding Cups!

Ingredients

  • Small (mini) tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pumpkin cookie cutter
  • Knife
  • Any other mix-ins – cooked chicken, ground beef, fajita meat or quesadilla veggies
  • Salsa or other dips for your finished quesadilla
jack o lantern quesadilla recipe for kids with a bite out!
YUMM!

Directions to Make Jack o Lantern Quesadilla

Step 1

Start by using your pumpkin cookie cutter to cut pumpkin shapes out of the tortillas.

Remember that you need two tortillas for each quesadilla.

Step 2

On one of the two tortillas cut out a jack ‘o lantern face of your choosing with a knife (use a smaller knife to make cutting the detail easier).

We had fun with these and made a few different faces as you can see below.

Step 3

Now, place the tortilla without the face onto a hot pan or grill. Place desired amount of cheese and let it melt for a few minutes.

Step 4

While the cheese melts, warm up the tortilla with the face on same pan or grill but not on top of the cheese and other tortilla. 

Step 5

Once the cheese is melted and the tortilla with face is warm, place tortilla with face on top of tortilla with cheese.

Remove from pan and enjoy!

Yield: 1

Jack 'O Lantern Quesadillas

Jack 'O Lantern Quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Small (mini) tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pumpkin cookie cutter
  • Knife
  • Any other mix-ins or dippables you’d like

Instructions

  1. Start by using your pumpkin cookie cutter to cut pumpkin shapes out of the tortillas. Remember that you need two tortillas for each quesadilla.
  2. On one of the two tortillas cut out a jack ‘o lantern face of your choosing with a knife (use a smaller knife to make cutting the detail easier). We had fun with these and made a few different faces as you can see below.
  3. Now, place the tortilla without the face onto a hot pan or grill. Place desired amount of cheese and let it melt for a few minutes.
  4. While the cheese melts, warm up the tortilla with the face on same pan or grill but not on top of the cheese and other tortilla. 
  5. Once the cheese is melted and the tortilla with face is warm, place tortilla with face on top of tortilla with cheese.
  6. Remove from pan and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 8g

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How did your jack o lantern quesadillas turn out? What fun Halloween food for kids have you planned for the season?

2 Comments

  1. Rita Perry says:

    Can you make the ahead of time and do a quick oven reheat?

  2. Yes! Quesadillas are easy to make ahead and reheat in the oven or on the stove top in a frying pan.

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