by Texas Homesteader
Sometimes unexpected company comes to visit and lunch time rolls around – what to make that’s quick and guest-worthy?
My go-to idea is quesadillas. It’s filling, delicious and quick to fix.
Preparing My Quesadilla Ingredients
I have a very heavy cast-iron griddle that fits across two of my gas burners on the stove. So I fire them up and get the griddle good & hot.
Then I toss on some olive oil and chopped onions and cook them until they are soft and translucent.
I step out onto the front porch where I have my edible landscape garden (you can read about it here) and pick some fresh spinach. I wash and chop it and throw it on the griddle for only a minute to soften it.
Now I scoop the onions & spinach into their own bowls and spread another thin layer of olive oil on the griddle and start layering my ingredients:
Tortilla, cheese, onions, spinach, cheese.
The cheese on both the first & last layer keeps the quesadilla together as the cheese melts. Ummmm…. starting to smell really good.
By the time my ingredients are layered the tortilla is already beginning to brown and the cheese is soft. Now I simply fold it in half and flip, allowing the other side to brown and the cheese to melt.
Another 30 seconds or so and the quesadilla is ready. I use a dollop of my homemade yogurt as a low-fat substitution for sour cream (you can read about that here) and in less than 7 minutes you have lunch.
I’ve written before about making Quesadillas With Leftover Meatloaf. But this is a quick & easy lunch you can whip up anytime.
That’s the beauty of quesadillas. Add whatever you like! Leftover meatloaf? Add it.
Like fresh spinach like I did here – pile it on!
Prefer just onions/peppers/cheese? Whatever floats your boat.
Just add whatever you like and Enjoy!
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- MYO Taco Seasoning
- Carnitas Tacos
- MYO Crispy Taco Shells
- Easy Corn Tortillas
- Mix-n-Pour Tortilla Recipe – No Kneading, No Rolling
- Pulled-Pork Enchiladas
- Cheesy Enchilada Casserole
- Lazy Cook’s Chile Relleno Cups
- SW Chicken w/Herbed Rice
- Cheesy Chile-Chicken Casserole
- Quick & Easy Taco Soup
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Homemade Pork Tamales
- (w/Instant Pot Shortcut Option)
- Spicy Jalapeno Cornbread
Side Dishes We Love
- Ranch-Style Beans
- Rosemary Rice
- RancherMan’s Green-Bean Casserole
- Roasted Vegetables
- Fresh Pico de Gallo
- Fried Okra Fritters
- Homemade Cottage Cheese
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- Pasta Salad FAST
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