Butternut Squash & Kale Quesadillas


  • 1/2 whole butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Glasses & Grapes Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder (more to taste)
  • 1 bunch kale, leaves torn, stalks discarded
  • 8 whole small (fajita sized) flour tortillas
  • Extra butter for frying
  • 2-1/2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, grated (more if needed)
  • Sour cream for serving
  • Cilantro, salsa, avocado slices (optional) for serving


Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add squash and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Cook for several minutes, turning gently with a spatula, until squash is deep golden brown and tender. Remove to a plate and set aside.In the same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat and add in the kale. Toss it around with tongs and cook it for 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the cooked squash and gently toss together. Set aside.

In a separate skillet, melt additional butter and lightly brown both sides of the 8 tortillas. Build the quesadillas one by one by adding a layer of cheese topped with a layer of the squash/kale mixture, topped with a second tortilla.

Brown each quesadilla on both sides, adding more butter to the pan to make sure tortillas are nice and golden.

When the cheese is melted, remove each quesadilla from the skillet and cut it into four wedges. Serve with sour cream, cilantro, salsa, avocado.