Sausage and Pineapple QuesadillasEstimated Cost:  $11.00

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cooking Time:  25 minutes

Serves:  8

Quesadillas have always been one of my favorite finger foods to serve when entertaining friends.  Their ingredients are very affordable, they’re easy to prepare, taste delicious, and are, oftentimes, something your guests haven’t had at a party before.  All together a winning combination for your next soiree!

1 pkg. (16 oz.) rolled smoked sausage
8 large (10 in.) flour tortillas
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 pkg. (16 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 cup pitted ripe black olives, sliced
salsa and sour cream

1. Cut sausage into 1/4-inch slices. Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add sliced sausage and cook, stirring frequently, about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove sausage and drippings from pan.

2. Lightly brush ONE side of each tortilla with vegetable oil.

3. Place 1 tortilla in pan. Top with one-fourth each of cheese, sausage, pineapple, green onions, and black olives. Place another tortilla on top.

4. Cook quesadilla 1-2 minutes or until bottom is crisp and lightly browned. Carefully flip quesadilla and cook second side 1-2 minutes until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Remove quesadilla from pan and repeat with remaining ingredients.

5. Cut each quesadilla into 8 wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.

Mike’s comment’s:

If you have an electric skillet large enough to let you prepare more then one quesadilla at a time, go for it. Simply set the electric skillet on medium-high and do your thing. When entertaining it’s nice to bring these succulent treats out while they are warm, as opposed to waiting for all of them to be done and then serving.

Source: The Hillshire Farm Cookbook.

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