Company’s Coming – Quick Spinach Quesadillas

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.

Company's coming - a quick lunch. Put together delicious spinach quesadillas in minutes. #TexasHomesteader

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.

Company's coming - a quick lunch. Put together delicious spinach quesadillas in minutes. #TexasHomesteaderBy 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.

Company's coming - a quick lunch. Put together delicious spinach quesadillas in minutes. #TexasHomesteader

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.

Company's coming - a quick lunch. Put together delicious spinach quesadillas in minutes. #TexasHomesteader

Just add whatever you like and Enjoy!


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13 thoughts on “Company’s Coming – Quick Spinach Quesadillas

  1. Sandra

    I love quesadillas!
    Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!

  2. Kelly at Littlest Sweet Pea

    This looks great. We eat a lot of cheese quesadillas and spinach salads, but I never thought to put them together! Thanks for sharing this. Each Monday, I have a Meatless Meal link up. I would love it if you’d share this recipe with my readers. If you’re interested, you can find the link at

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Kelly, I love spinach enchiladas and spinach quesadillas so much they’re ALWAYS on my radar… LOL

  3. Ursula

    Hi! This looks delish and nutritious! I’m visiting from Ducks in a Row linky party 😉

  4. Shan

    This made my mouth water sooo badly! haha
    Found you on the ‘new life on a homestead’ blog hop and plan to check out your whole blog!

  5. Hannah

    Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday Hope to see you there again today!

  6. Heather M

    YUM! Now I want a quesadilla. I have to try them with spinach inside. Quick and in expensive company lunch. Thank you for linking up with Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

  7. Anne Kimball

    Ummm, these look so yummy! I’ve never made them with spinach before.

    Thanks for linking this up with the TALU!

  8. Samantha

    These look really good! I have some tortillas in my fridge and this looks like a perfect way to use them up!

  9. Michelle

    I love ALL types of quesadillas, however spinach is my personal favorite. Love the recipe, it seems so quick and easy enough for me to do. Thank you for posting. I think I know what’s for lunch!


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