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Unique Smoked Gouda and Apple Quesadillas

Smoked Gouda and Apple Quesadillas are a type of quesadilla that features smoked Gouda cheese and thinly sliced tart apples. The combination of the smoky and nutty flavor of the cheese with the sweet and tart flavor of the apples creates a delicious and unique flavor profile. The quesadillas are typically made with flour tortillas and can be customized by adding other ingredients such as bacon, ham, onions, and mustard. Smoked Gouda and Apple Quesadillas can be served as a main dish, side dish, appetizer, or snack and are a great option for a quick and easy meal.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Gourmet food lovers, fans of unique flavor combos, and quick meal seekers.
  • Estimated Duration: 25 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Approximately 400-450 calories per serving, 15g protein, 40g carbs, 22g fat.

About This Recipe

Bite into the earthy, smoky tones of Gouda cheese combined with the crisp sweetness of apples. It’s a match made in food heaven!

Equipment Required

  • Non-stick skillet or griddle
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cheese grater


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 2 medium-sized apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter for cooking
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon for extra spice


  1. Shred and Slice: Shred smoked Gouda cheese and thinly slice apples.
  2. Mix Flavors: In a mixing bowl, combine cheese and apples. Add salt, pepper, and optional cinnamon.
  3. Prep Tortillas: Lay tortillas flat on the cutting board.
  4. Assemble: Distribute the Gouda and apple mixture on one half of each tortilla.
  5. Fold and Cook: Fold the tortillas. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet, then add the folded tortillas.
  6. Crisp and Melt: Cook until each side turns golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  7. Rest and Cut: Remove from heat, cool for a minute, and slice into wedges.

Side Dishes

  • Mixed green salad with a light vinaigrette
  • Homemade apple sauce
  • Nut mix for added crunch

Storage Options

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in a skillet for best taste.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Try cheddar if smoked Gouda isn’t available.
  • Use pears for a different but equally delicious fruit option.
  • Swap cinnamon for nutmeg for a twist.

Alternatives to This Meal

  • Apple and Cheese Tart
  • Smoked Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese
  • Apple and Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breasts

If you are interested in reading more about Cheese Quesadilla Ideas, please take a look at these related articles: Four-Cheese Blend Quesadillas or Mozzarella and Tomato Quesadillas.


Smoked Gouda and Apple Quesadillas redefine the quesadilla experience with their sublime taste profile. They are not just a meal, but a culinary event that celebrates the harmonious blending of unique ingredients. A must-try for anyone looking to elevate their quesadilla game!