Have fun with Halloween dinner in just a few minutes—and get the kids fed before the festivities—with this easy pumpkin quesadilla. You can cut out the jack-o-lantern however you like and have this easy kids meal ready in minutes!

pumpkin quesadilla on plate with raspberries

Halloween Dinner

Whenever a holiday comes around, I feel like the internet explodes with ideas that always look a little too complicated for me. With three kids usually in close proximity, I’m more of the “give me the easiest thing possible!” mentality.

Which brings me to: Halloween quesadillas!

These are a fun Halloween dinner (or lunch!), they take just a few minutes to make, and they’re super versatile.

I even sometimes like to add a thin layer of actual pumpkin to add in some flavor and veggies.

ingredients in pumpkin quesadilla

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe you’ll need:

TIP: Tortillas labeled “soft” will work best here as they are easy to cut and also easy for the kids to chew.

pumpkin quesadilla step 1

Step 1

Place one tortilla onto a cutting board. Use a small knife to cut out a jack-o-lantern shape.

pumpkin quesadilla step 2

Step 2

Spread on a thin layer of pumpkin puree (or sweet potato puree) if using. Sprinkle with cumin and top with shredded cheese.

pumpkin quesadilla in pan

Step 3

Place tortilla into a pan set over medium heat. Top with the cut out tortilla and press down slightly. Cover and cook.

When the cheese is melted, it’s ready!

TIP: I don’t flip it over since I don’t want the cheese to melt into the pan, but instead just press the tortillas together with light pressure.


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5-Minute Halloween Dinner: Pumpkin Quesadilla

Have fun with Halloween dinner in just a few minutes—and get the kids fed before the festivities—with this easy pumpkin quesadilla. (It also works for lunch too!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dinner
Calories 386kcal
Servings 2 -4


  • 4 small whole wheat tortillas (look for "soft" on the label)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree (or sweet potato puree; optional but recommended)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired


  • Place two tortillas onto a cutting board. Use a small knife to cut out a face to look like a jack-o-lantern. (Discard the scraps.)
  • Place the remaining two tortillas on a clean surface. Spread on the pumpkin puree, cumin, and cheese, spreading evenly about to the edge. Top with the cut out tortillas.
  • Place the quesadillas into a nonstick pan set over medium heat. (You'll likely need to do one at a time.) Cover and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melty and the tortillas are warm. Press the top tortilla down a little to make sure it's secure on the cheese.
  • Serve warm, cut into pieces as needed, with salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole as desired.


  • Tortillas labeled “soft” are easiest to cut and easiest for little kids to chew.
  • Spread on a thin layer of pumpkin or sweet potato puree to add flavor and veggies.
  • Cut up and serve with salsa or guacamole if desired.
  • Add some beans or shredded chicken if you’d like.
  • Let the kids help make them!


Serving: 1quesadilla, Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 749mg, Potassium: 63mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 2621IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 373mg, Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    The sweet potato is a perfect addition to these. Such a great Halloween meal. I found mine worked best in the oven on a lined baking sheet.