Great Pumpkin Sandwiches

Need an easy entrée for your fall bash? Try these stacked quesadillas.

Halloween appetizer quesadillas
Cheddar quesadillas dressed up with celery make festive pumpkin-shaped Halloween appetizers.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15min” cook_time=”10min” serves=”6″ details=”” ]

Visited by the Great Pumpkin? Your guests might think so when you serve this puffy layered tortilla sandwich fresh from the oven. It’s seasoned with onion and garlic and loaded with melted cheddar cheese. A celery stick with leaves still attached makes it look like it was just picked from the pumpkin patch.

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  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 9 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • Paprika
  • 3 celery sticks with leaves, optional

[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”25 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a food processor, blend cheese and butter. Add the eggs, garlic salt and onion salt; process for 1 minute or until creamy. Spread 1/2 cupful on each tortilla.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Stack three tortillas, cheese side up for each sandwich; sprinkle with paprika. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden and bubbly.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]If desired, add celery to resemble a pumpkin stem. Cut sandwiches into halves to serve.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

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