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Whole Wheat Butternut Squash & Chorizo Quesadillas

Butternut Squash Quesadillas

Butternut Squash Quesadillas are filled with cheese, spicy chorizo, white beans, and fresh tomatoes all in a crunchy & buttery tortilla.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Butternut Squash Quesadillas
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 large
Calories 1048kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 1 small butternut squash peeled & diced to 1/4 inch cubes, about 2 cups
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 12 oz pork chorizo 1 package
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 2/3 cup white beans rinsed and drained, about 1/2 can
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 8 medium whole wheat tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • salsa


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake 15-20 minutes or until softened.
  • Unwrap chorizo and break apart in hot skillet. Cook chorizo until the texture starts to resemble ground beef. {It will be softer then that, fyi.}
  • Remove chorizo to paper towel lined bowl and set aside. If there's a lot of extra grease from the chorizo, wipe out pan.
  • Saute onions in same pan with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Once onions start to soften, stir in garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in cooked chorizo, roasted butternut squash, beans and cumin. Set aside.
  • To assemble quesadillas, preheat large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and place tortilla into pan.
  • Top with cheese, filling, slices of tomato and more cheese. Finish with another tortilla. Flip once tortilla has browned. Brown other side of quesadilla and remove from heat. Stand 3 minutes and slice into wedges. Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.


Calories: 1048kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 2029mg | Potassium: 1016mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 21443IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 699mg | Iron: 7mg