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Onion Sausage Quesadillas

 Onion Sausage Quesadillas
My husband and I created this recipe after we realized you could add anything to caramelized onions and it would taste great. These are easy to whip up, and the filling can be made ahead of time.—Lisa Harrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.


  • 3 medium sweet onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)


  • In a large skillet, cook onions in butter over medium heat until
  • tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in brown sugar. Cook
  • for 15-20 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring
  • frequently; remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine the sausage, 1 cup Swiss cheese and onion
  • mixture. Place four tortillas on two greased baking sheets; sprinkle
  • each with 1 tablespoon Swiss cheese. Top with sausage mixture, and
  • remaining cheese and tortillas.
  • Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut each
  • quesadilla into six wedges. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 wedge equals 116 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.