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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.


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.


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.


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’.


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.


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!



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!


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!


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?


11 Brittany September 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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


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! :)


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!


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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