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Double Duty Quesadilla Casserole

by Courtney on September 27, 2012

The other night (Tuesday, to be exact) Jay and I had a pretty amazing dinner.

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Yeah, the cauliflower was good, but that’s definitely not what we’re talkin’ about here. No no. Today, we’re talking about that delicious casserole you see right there.

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Probably at least four months ago, I wound up picking up one of these McCormick Recipe Inspirations packages after my mom told me just how good they were. I usually do try my best to take the frugal route when grocery shopping (although Jay may tend to argue that one) but sometimes, convenience just takes precedence.

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So after coming across the package once again over the weekend, I decided that I’d finally take a stab at it this week. I made sure to pick up all of my ingredients and quickly got things rollin’.

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I noticed that the recipe called for everything to bake in a 9×13 casserole, but for a family of two, finishing off a casserole that large can become quite a challenge. Rather than getting stuck with leftovers all week, I decided to break things up into two smaller dishes – that way, we had one to enjoy this week, and the other is now stored in the freezer for a night when I really don’t feel like cooking.

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This recipe is one that could easily be made without the seasoning packet, so if you’re interested in giving it a shot, here ya go!

 

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Enjoy! I know I’ll be thoroughly enjoying my last piece as leftovers this evening. Winking smile

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1 Rochelle September 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Oh my goodness, that looks (and sounds) amazing! I’m totally going to try this one soon!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

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2 Kerry @ Totes My Oats September 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Yum!! That looks awesome. I love casseroles!
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3 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries September 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Whoaaa look at all that cheesy goodness! Pinned it and most likely making it next week. ;)
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4 Blog is the New BLack September 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Looks awesome and so tasty!

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5 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 27, 2012 at 7:18 pm

This looks awesome!!!
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6 Jessamy @ The Rambling Asian September 27, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Oh yeah I have had that one before. It is awesome! :)
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7 Natalie @ Free Range Human September 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm

That looks great! I find myself having to freeze a lot of things too. Cooking for two is more challenging than most people think!
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8 Megan@funsizedfitness September 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm

That looks like the perfect dinner to make once it gets colder outside – thanks for the recipe!
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9 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Wow that looks delicious! I’ll have to figure out how to make a vegetarian version! ;)
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10 Courtney September 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Maybe try doubling the beans or adding in soy crumbles?

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11 Brittany September 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Looks and sounds so yummy! I will have to try it soon!

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12 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake September 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Yum! I’d definitely have to make one big casserole because my hungry husband charges through any leftovers!
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13 michelle kim September 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Wowz, that looks crazy delicious! Too bad our oven doesn’t work right now :(
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14 Lauren September 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm

This looks incredible! I’ve never made a Mexican casserole but I’ve always wanted to. Unless you count enchiladas but I’m taking a mexican lasagna or something more along the lines of this.
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15 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 27, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I’ve bought that a few times – it’s delicious! Best part is that the little card on the back is removable, so you can save the recipe to keep at home. :-)
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16 Amileena September 28, 2012 at 4:40 am

It looks so yummy! I will definitely try making it sometime.
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17 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 28, 2012 at 7:35 am

I love casseroles because of the leftovers. Definitely need to try this one. It looks great! :)
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18 Becka @ simplybecka September 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

Sounds super yummy and easy to make. I like that you divided it into two portions. Good idea for a smaller family of only two people. I think I might have to try this one. Thanks for always sharing your delicious recipes with us here on the blog. Have a great day. ^_^
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19 Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson September 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

This is perfect. That’s too much for us to eat too so baking them into seperate dishes is great!
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20 Renee September 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

I love quesadillas or any mexican inspired dish. I will definitely be trying it-looks so good!
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21 Meghan @ After the Ivy League September 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

This sums up everything I’m craving for dinner tonight…YUM.
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22 Brandi September 28, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Oh my goodness! I am making this! :)

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23 Courtney F September 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Oh my! I printed this off to put in my “to make” binder!! yum!
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24 JenA October 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

I made this last night and let me tell you, the hubby LOVED it. I made the mistake of doing it all in one pan though so there are lots of leftovers. We added a little dollop of daisy sour cream and went to town. Another winner (the chicken&tomato mac and cheese is a new favorite too) Thank you for this recipe!

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25 Courtney October 3, 2012 at 8:07 am

Ohhhh, that’s great news!! Thanks so much for letting me know :)

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