I’ve seen numerous candy corn quesadillas on the internet. I’ve never seen a vegan one, though!
I had a regular candy corn quesadilla years ago. I really liked the taste, but now that I am vegan, I’ve gotta show that everything can be made vegan. While I have not made everything yet, I can assure you that it’s on my list.
These quesadillas are actually pretty customizable. I use a tofu meat replacement- similar to the sofritas from Chipotle. However, it you want to use store-bought vegan meat replacements, all veggies, beans, etc., go for it!
These are called candy corn quesadillas because the top looks like candy corn. Trust me, it doesn’t taste like candy corn, though I’m sure you already know that. Don’t expect many candy corn recipes on my blog…I just can’t stomach the flavor, but we shall see.
I used a vegan queso, some Daiya shreds, and vegan sour cream. If you have homemade versions of any of these three, feel free to use them! The goal of the recipe was to make it themed, not necessarily 100% clean or free of processed foods.
The results: yum! It’s my first time using my quesadilla maker, and I think my candy corn quesadillas are a success!
I think I’m going to make these on Halloween night! In the meantime, they made a great meal for watching Nightmare Before Christmas and American Horror Story.
If you have never tried candy corn quesadillas, vegan or not, I highly recommend trying my take on them! They are fun, themed, easy, healthier than the original, and so on!
These quesadillas bring back memories! My vegan version will bring in new memories. It’s a win-win!
- 7oz tofu
- 1/4 cup sriracha
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- pinch sea salt
- 4 tortillas (i use Trader Joes Whole Grain)
- 2-4 Tbsp Vegan Sour Cream
- 1/4 Cup Vegan Cheese Shreds (I use Daiya Pepperjack)
- 1/3 Cup Vegan Queso
- 1. Lightly oil a saucepan on medium heat. Crumble tofu into pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the pan gets too dry, add more oil or vegetable broth.
- 2. Add sriracha, cumin, tomato paste, chili powder, and sea salt to pan and stir to coat the tofu. Cook another 5 minutes, remove from heat.
- 3. Heat a quesadilla maker and spray it with cooking spray. Spread half of tofu on tortilla and place on quesadilla maker. Cover with 2nd tortilla. Cook according to manufacturers instructions.
- 4. Repeat step 3 to make 2nd quesadilla.
- 5. Spread bottom 3rd of top of quesadilla with vegan queso, spreading so it makes a thick line. Sprinkle vegan cheese in middle 3rd. Scoop vegan sour cream on the top 3rd. Repeat for 2nd quesadilla.
- Best served immediately