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Spinach Quesadillas Recipe
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My family gave these cheesy quesadillas oohs and aahs. Give the spinach a quick wilt so it's still a little crisp when it's time to eat. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 4 cups)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 wedges: 281 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 585mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 14g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetabl

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir first six ingredients until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses.
  2. Top half of each tortilla with spinach mixture; fold other half over filling. Place on a griddle coated with cooking spray; cook over medium heat until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Cut quesadillas in half; if desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Use whole wheat tortillas and get almost twice the fiber per serving.
Originally published as Spinach Quesadillas in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p41


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HaleysFunFixins
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Delicious"

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dlsrt7
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"I couldn't get enough, very tasty!"

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2217V
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"Compared to other quesadillas , this recipe falls flat."

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DianeC23
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"Tasty and easy to fix. May make it again."

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lauramarielawson
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

"Very good. I used cream cheese because I didn't have any ricotta, and it was great. Will definitely try adding black beans and maybe some chicken next time."

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manisteemom
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014 Edited Jan. 13, 2014

"So so good!! And very low calorie!! I only ate 1/3 of the serving and was full. We added black beans and corn. Mmmm. . ."

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grendelgrl
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"These were terrific! I added bacon, so the quesadillas were cooked in the bacon fat on the griddle. You definitely need to drain the spinach prior to mixing with the cheese."

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mrscrazyed1
Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"This was excellent! As kellyann7750 said, the quesadillas don't stay crisp for long, but it sure doesn't take long to eat them -- ooey, gooey goodness. I took her suggestion and mixed the garlic powder and cumin with the lemon juice before adding it to the pan. Just wonderful!"

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jraglin84
Reviewed May. 1, 2012

"It was delicious! I will add chicken or seafood next time though."

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kellyann7750
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"I like the idea of this recipe so I'm not giving up on it. I drained the spinach and chopped it up but it was all still so gooey that the quesadilla didn't stay crisp for long. Also, the cumin didn't get mixed in well so some bites had a lot and some had none. Next time, I'm going to saute the spinach separately and squeeze it between some paper towels to really get it dry. Also, I plan on mixing the lemon juice and spices together and let it marinate over the tomatoes while I saute and squeeze the spinach. I'm hoping that helps. Oh - and a tiny pinch of salt, too."

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