Caramelized Onion & Smoked Gouda Quesadillas

  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 4 small flour tortillas
  • 1 c. smoked gouda, grated
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves (I used lemon thyme)

Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet. Add the onions and cook on med-low heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring periodically, until they are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

Spread half of the onions over one of the flour tortillas. Top with half of the cheese and half of the thyme leaves. Carefully place another tortilla over the fillings and press gently so that the tortillas gently hug the filling. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and the remaining ingredients.

Heat the skillet to medium-high heat. Gently place one quesadilla in the pan and cook for 2-3 minute until lightly browned. Flip and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes. Repeat with the second quesadilla. Cut the quesadillas into slices and serve immediately.

  • Yields: 2 quesadillas
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes