Pumpkin face quesadillas

Time15 minutes
YieldsServes 4 quesadillas
Pumpkin face quesadillas
(Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
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Skip peeling “eyeball” grapes and making the kids scared to eat spaghetti and red sauce. These jack-o-lantern quesadillas with beans and cheddar are much easier -- and less scary. Use a large cookie cutter to make pumpkin-shaped tortillas, and top with thin layers of refried black beans and grated cheddar cheese. Top the cheese with more pumpkin-shaped tortillas, but cut out a jack-o’-lantern face before heating to melt the cheese.


Cut pumpkin shape out of each tortilla with 6-inch pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter.


Place 4 pumpkin-shaped tortillas on baking sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons refried beans on each cutout. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Top each with remaining pumpkin cutouts to make sandwich.


Using butter knife or bottle caps. (if kids are helping), cut pumpkin eyes and mouth out of top of each quesadilla.


Bake at 300 degrees until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.