Pumpkin Quesadillas

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Pumpkin Quesadillas

I must admit that when Sonja started mentioning pumpkin hummus a few weeks ago, I was more than skeptical. The concept just seemed like a cheap way to instill some “fall feeling” into a recipe. Does anyone even like pumpkin without pumpkin spices? Even after the first trial, I wasn’t really sold.

It was the leftovers that stole my heart. We had several test batches in the refrigerator on a late Monday night so I threw some in with pasta — and bang! Easy, seemingly cheesy, goodness. I basically slathered all of my meals and sandwiches with the stuff for the next week.

Pumpkin Hummus

I really could probably start a new blog (acouplecookspumpkinhummusrecipes.com) and not lack in inspiration. For you, this year anyway, we’re keeping it to three. The basic appetizer recipe, the comforting pasta, and this: a perfectly crisp, yet gooey quesadilla.


Pumpkin Quesadillas

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Yield: 1 (multiply as desired)


  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin hummus
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Make the pumpkin hummus.
  2. On one tortilla, spread 1/4 cup pumpkin hummus. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese and a bit of hot sauce.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon butter. Place the tortilla on a griddle and place the remaining tortilla on top. Cook until the bottom is slightly browned; flip and cook the other side until browned.
  4. Remove from the griddle and cut into 4 pieces. If desired, sprinkle with chopped cilantro.


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    October 30, 2013 at 7:41 am

    I definitely need this in my life. That hummus is awesome!

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    October 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I made a wonderful dish – totally on the fly – roasted veggies on a corn tortilla with a fried egg and hot sauce. Now I’m thinking this would be a great follow up…

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    October 30, 2013 at 11:41 am


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    October 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, a pumpkin hummus blog! Ha! So awesome and you should totally do it!

    Love these quesadillas!

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