Lidl Dinners: Quesadillas and Sweet Potato Boats


Quesadillas are a staple in our house. They are easy, they taste good, you can put about anything in them, and they are easy to customize. Pair it with some easy sweet potato boats and a side of rice and you've got a meal.


Quesadilla

Prep Time: 5 mins                    Cook Time: 5mins             Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:
12 oz Mexican cheese, shredded
1 pkg flour tortillas
(optional additional toppings: 6 oz can sliced olives, drained; 2 scallions, finely chopped; 2 tbs chopped cilantro)
Butter (more or less to your taste)

Directions:

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 TBS oil.
* If you want veggies- I like to cook the first. Although not listed, you can throw in any leftover veggies that remain from the shopping list. 
2. Add 1 flour tortilla to skillet and top one half with veggies/beans/whatever you want and cheese. Fold over and crease. Add butter to both sides. 
3. Cook until tortilla begins to brown. Flip over and cook on second side.
4. Slice into wedges and serve.
If available, serve with sour cream and top with cilantro. 

Serve with beans and rice on the side. 

Sweet Potato Boats

Prep Time: 5 mins                    Cook Time: 5-10 mins             Total Time: 10-15 mins

Ingredients:
2 - 4 sweet potatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes - spicy if you like extra heat - drained
1 (14 oz) can black beans, drained
1 7 oz. can yellow corn, drained
1/2 pkg of Mexican grated cheese

Instructions:

1.     Bake sweet potatoes in a 400-degree F oven directly on the baking rack for 40-45 minutes or until tender to the touch.  Remove from oven to cool to the touch, but leave oven on.
2.     While potatoes are baking, drain tomatoes and mix with beans and corn.
3.     Carefully cut sweet potatoes in half and scoop out insides to make “boats.” Leave ~ 1/4 – 1/2 inch of flesh so they don’t become too fragile and difficult to handle.
4.     Place sweet potato boats face up on a baking sheet and fill with bean and corn mixture and top evenly with grated cheese.
5.     Pop back in oven to warm through and remove when cheese is melted and bubbly.

This is part of my seven days of dinners with Lidl. We spent under $90.00 for seven meals for a family of four. All meals are toddler and mom approved, and we even bought several desserts! Click here for the rest of the list. 


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