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

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.

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 Leftovers but this is a quick & easy lunch you can whip up anytime. Enjoy!

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

~TxH~

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

  1. 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 www.LittlestSweetPea.com
    Thanks!

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  2. 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!
    blessings,
    Shan
    www.The-How-to-Guru.com

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  3. 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.

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  5. 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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