Cheesy Bacon Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken, bacon and cheese is such a great combo! Chili’s has chicken bacon and ranch quesadillas that I love (minus the ranch) so I made my own homemade recipe so we can have them whenever we want! Hope you’ll love them, too!

Cheesy Bacon Chicken Quesadillas

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • 4 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
  • 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning mix
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 5 pieces of bacon
  • shredded shard cheddar and monterey jack cheeses
  • Sour cream and toppings as desired

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut about 5 pieces of bacon into small strips. Cook until done and drain grease. Set aside. Cut chicken into small pieces and cook in skillet with oil until done (about 10 minutes). Add fajita seasoning and 1/3 cup of water and cook as directed on packet. On a baking sheet, lay two flour tortillas out and sprinkle the cheese on both. Add the cooked, seasoned chicken to both tortillas. You should be able to fit half of the cooked, seasoned chicken on each tortilla. Add in the cooked bacon and more shredded cheese. Put the other two flour tortillas on top to complete the quesadilla. Bake in the over for about 7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted to your liking. Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces with a pizza cutter and enjoy!

I like to add just sour cream to my quesadillas, but you can add lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, or anything else you like! And this is a really easy recipe to make as well as customize to your liking. These are super easy to save in the fridge and reheat for later, saying there are leftovers 😉 This is a super easy meal that I like to make and I hope you enjoy it as well!

xo

Heather

Sausage Balls

Sausage balls! Who doesn’t love them?! Maybe those of you who haven’t heard of them. Yes, I am sure there are a select few out there that have never heard of these sausagey, cheesy, perfect comfort food goodness! And like everything, there are tons of recipes out there for them. I love this recipe, though! It’s the recipe my mom has always used, and it is so simple. Nothing you don’t need. Nothing that tries to add a twang or a special kick to spice them up. Just simple, uncomplicated ingredients that make for a great finger food snack!

Sausage Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb uncooked sausage (I prefer hot)
  • 8 oz shredded cheese – sharp cheddar
  • 2 cups Bisquik/baking mix
  • 2 tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl combine shredded cheese and baking mix. I like to mix these together first to get the cheese coated so it doesn’t clump together. Add the sausage and milk. Mix together with your hands until it’s all combined. Make into balls and place on baking sheet. Cook about 25 to 30 minutes.

Tips:

  • Shred a block of cheese. Yes, pre-shredded cheese you can get in a bag is easier and will be good! But I have found that shredding your own cheese makes them that much better! The cheese melts a little more. The bottom of the balls get a little crusty. You get the idea 😉
  • If you don’t like hot sausage, go for the mild! Or even do half mild and half hot. Growing up my mom always made them half mild and half hot. But recently we have loved the all hot
  • Loosely make the balls. My mom balls them up tightly, but I’ve been lazily balling them up and I love how they fall apart as you eat them
  • The size of the sausage balls and closeness of them to each other on the baking sheet may alter bake time. Time them at 20 minutes and then watch them. Once they start to brown on the top they are good
  • Making a double batch is easy! Just double all of the ingredients and mix together
  • Be careful not add too much milk. I made that mistake once and they were pretty gross. You want just enough to help hold all the ingredients together

Sausage balls are very easy to make and with these simple ingredients I know it’ll become a classic go-to recipe for you! Enjoy!

xo

Heather