Spinach Pancake Quesadillas Recipe
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Spinach Pancake Quesadillas Recipe

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Anna Free of Plymouth, Ohio gives a savory twist to pancakes with this fancy treatment. Leftover pancakes, folded over spinach filling, become a special lunch or side dish for dinner when garnished with sour cream and tomatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 large pancakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Sour cream and chopped tomato, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 216 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring spinach and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Drain well and chop.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and nutmeg until blended. Stir in the spinach. Spread over pancakes; sprinkle with cheeses. Place each on a microwave-safe plate.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-60 seconds or until cheese is melted. Fold in half; top with sour cream and tomato if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Spinach Pancake Quesadillas in Quick Cooking May/June 2000, p53

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