I have always enjoyed cooking with my kids.  Spending time with my kids in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to spend the day.  As they get older, you forget how much fun it really is to cook with little ones.  I had the opportunity to do so recently and I had the time of my life in the kitchen with one of our best friends little girl.  You forget how curious they are at 5 years old.   Yes, at this age, food styling is just a beautiful thing.  We had made Steak and Yum Yum Salmon the night before and had all the perfect makings for Quesadillas in the fridge.  We even had some sour cream, my favorite topping for quesadillas.  The Mom 100 Cookbook immediately came to mind .   When we found Katie Workman’s recipe for The Basic Quesadilla and It’s Infinite Variations, we knew Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas would be a hit.

Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas
Recipe type: Easy Weekday Supper | Quesadillas
These Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas are perfect for an Easy Weekday Supper
  • 8 medium-size (8 inch) Flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 pound Yum Yum Salmon
  • 1 Green Pepper sliced thin
  • 1 Large Onion sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • For Serving (optional)
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Chopped fresh Cilantro
  1. Preheat the broiler
  2. Saute the Green Pepper and Onion in the Olive Oil until onion is slightly brown
  3. Place 4 tortillas under the broiler, right on the rack, and keep checking them until they turn golden brown on top, 2 to 3 minutes. A dark brown bubble here or there is fine. Remove the tortillas and place them uncooked side up on a work surface. Evenly sprinkle ½ cup of the cheese over each of the 4 tortillas
  4. Top the cheese with the peppers and onions and the Yum Yum Salmon
  5. Place the 4 uncooked tortillas on top of the filling. Carefully transfer the tortillas to a baking sheet and place it under the broiler. Broil the quesadillas until the cheese is melted and the top tortillas are golden brown, about 3 minutes. Let the quesadillas sit for a minute before you slice each into 6 wedges
  6. Serve the Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, guacamole and cilantro, if desired.

Kid Ratings on Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9, Reis 10, Riley…well let’s just say we made him a steak one.  Guests gave the a perfect 10!  Did I mention how much we loved topping the quesadillas with the sour cream? It is the perfect completement to the Yum Yum Sauce

Yum Yum Salmon Quesadillas

Should we top the quesadillas with sour cream or leave  them plain?

I enjoyed The Mom 100 Cookbook so much and love sharing it with good friends.  Katie Workman truly inspires us to spend more time in the kitchen with our children through this cookbook.   It has been such a pleasure getting to known and virtually spending #SundaySupper Around the Family Table with Katie.  My kids have given every recipe that we have tried from this cookbook the Thumbs up!   The Arroz con Pollo recipe is now requested for dinner at least once a week.   And the Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken is such a big hit because we love reinventing leftovers with it.

I love following Katie Workman’s blog for awesome recipes and tips on getting kids in the kitchen.

Join us this Sunday for #SundaySupper Around the Family Table with Katie Workman at 7pm ET.  Katie is so much fun and will be sharing her Easy Back to School Recipes during our chat.   We love for you to join us and share your tips and inspiration.  Let’s make this the best school year yet for our kids!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen August 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

The cutest assistant, love that she helped style the plate! Beautiful colors. Have a great sunday!


FamilyFoodie August 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

I think she was better at food styling than I am!


Renee Dobbs (@reneedobbs) August 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

Your assistant is so cute and I am sure she had the best time cooking with you. Great quesadillas too! Nice change from “regular” Mexican ones.


FamilyFoodie August 12, 2012 at 8:03 am

Thanks Renee! My assistant was the best and boy was she particular about her food styling!


Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious August 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Quesadillas are so versatile! You can make them for any meal of the day. Love that new assistant you have.


FamilyFoodie August 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

My new assistant was the best! She could food style like no none other!


Faye Leong August 12, 2012 at 8:54 am

Yummy Yum Yum Salmon! Can’t wait to try them. Great styling from your new assistant…she looks adorable.


FamilyFoodie August 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Love this recipe and love love love my new assistant!


Lane R (@supperforasteal) August 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

I need to get myself a 5 year old food styler! lol Great idea to use yum yum salmon in a quesadilla.


girlichef August 12, 2012 at 9:14 am

I’m still determined to try that Yum Yum sauce! I don’t know how successful I’d be at trying to put salmon in my kids quesadillas, but I know I would adore them. Maybe I’ll make a go of it, because they sure sound tasty.


Jen @JuanitasCocina August 12, 2012 at 9:15 am

I love salmon in quesadillas! Also, how can you resist just squeezing all of that cuteness? She is adorable!


suesnutritionbuzzs August 12, 2012 at 10:28 am

Yuumy ! Love anything with salmon so these will be a great hit in my home ! Yumm indeed !


The Messy Baker August 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

Your new assistant is so cute! Did you just put salmon in my favorite dish ever? You did, and it looks so good. I can’t wait to try this dish. Happy #SundaySupper, Isabel!


Karen Parsons Hartzell August 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

I love little helpers in the kitchen! I sense a custom apron making craft session in your future. So many quesadillas over the last few weeks makes me glad I have a quesadilla maker. It’s going to get a lot of use now that school is back in session!


Patti August 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

You must have had a great time! Can’t wait to try this Isabel! Happy #SundaySupper!


Carla August 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I’ve been on a quesadilla kick lately. I love salmon, so I need to add this to my list!


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) August 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I’ve never had salmon on a quesadilla, but I’m betting it’s fabulous! I love quesadillas because they’re quick to make, and they are a great way to use leftover chicken or whatever you have on hand!


Liz Weber Berg August 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Ooh, I just love the idea of salmon quesadillas…and I need to print off your Yum Yum salmon recipe. Isn’t your little helper just the cutest? Thanks for another excellent #SundaySupper…I finally tried TweetDeck…but not sure what the heck I was doing…LOL. A learning process for sure :)


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