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The simple way to get all of the flavors of jalapeño poppers with minimal work. These Vegan Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas are creamy, crunchy and a little spicy | ThisSavoryVegan.com #vegan #gameday
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Vegan Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas

The simple way to get all of the flavors of jalapeño poppers with minimal work. These Vegan Jalapeño Popper Quesadillas are creamy, crunchy and a little spicy. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 2 jalapeños sliced in rounds
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 4-8 oz vegan cream cheese*
  • 2-4 teaspoon vegan butter
  • 8 medium flour tortillas**

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until onions are tender (approx. 7-10 minutes), stirring frequently. 
  • Add jalapeños, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper to the pan and continue to cook until jalapeños have softened (approx. 2-4 minutes). Remove from heat.
  • Spread 1-2 tablespoons of cream cheese on each tortilla. 
  • Divide onion mixture between 4 of the tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas (cream cheese side down). 
  • Heat ½ teaspoon of butter*** in a pan over medium heat. After it has melted, add 1 quesadilla to the pan. Cook until the bottom is browned and crispy (approx. 2-4 minutes). Flip and cook until the other side is browned and crispy. Remove from the pan.
  • Add additional butter to the pan and repeat with remaining quesadillas. 
  • Slice and serve immediately. 

Notes

*My favorite vegan cream cheese brands are Trader Joe's, GoVeggie, Tofutti and Kite Hill.
**You could easily swap out the 8 medium tortillas for 4 large tortillas. Rather than placing a second tortilla on top, you will just fold it in half. 
***You can add more or less butter depending on your taste. You just want to make sure the tortillas don't stick - plus the butter makes these taste extra yummy!