Spanakopita Quesadilla

Gluten-free and Vegetarian, this Spanakopita Quesadilla comes together in minutes and is beyond tasty! A perfect easy lunch, warm hearty snack or even light dinner.

Spanakopita Quesadilla

Super quick & easy, nourishing and delish!

If you follow my Instagram stories, you have probably seen this Spanakopita Quesadilla many times!

It has become our go to easy lunch, hearty after school snack or even light dinner and we seem to be making it on repeat.

So many of you have asked me for the recipe and I’ve have direct messaged it to so many people, that I decided it was time to finally put in on the website for everyone to see.

We love it so much because, not only is it super quick and easy and made with only 4 main ingredients which we always have on hand, but it is BIG on FLAVOR and so satisfying when you want a warm dish.

The quesadilla is just crispy and it’s packed with warm garlicky spinach and accented by creamy, tangy and melty cheese…. soooooo  delicious!

All you need is gluten-free tortillas (we used Siete Foods Almond Flour tortillas which also happen to be grain free), fresh baby spinach, Monterrey jack cheese and feta.

All you need!

So how do we make it?

First we quickly sauté LOTS of fresh baby spinach (you can see below, once cooked spinach always wilts and looks like so much less!) with lots of dried minced garlic.

Then we make the quesadilla using the sautéed spinach, plus Monterrey jack cheese and lots of feta!

Add the sautéed spinach to the tortilla
Top with Monterey jack cheese and lots of feta, then a second tortilla, and cook both sides till golden brown.

Serve as is or with a simple Greek salad as I did here for a more filling lunch or light dinner.

I can’t say enough about how tasty and satisfying these quesadillas are! And now that you see how quickly they come together, I’m sure you can see why they’ve become one of our go to easy eats!

I’ve also included below our recipe for a simple Greek Salad and the Balsamic Vinaigrette I used in on this one.

This balsamic vinaigrette has been a go to dressing for years.  I don’t purchase store bought dressings anymore because this one is so easy to whip together and goes with everything!

Hope you love this as much as we do!

Scroll down for the recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

4.8 from 6 reviews
Spanakopita Quesadilla
 
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This Spanakopita Quesadilla is super simple and comes together quickly, but is big on flavor-- The quesadilla is just crispy and it's packed with warm garlicky spinach and accented by creamy, tangy and melty cheese.... soooooo delicious! Perfect for lunch, a hearty snack or light dinner paired with a simple Greek Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Snack, Easy Meal
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Grain-Free optional
Serves: 1 quesadilla
Ingredients
Quesadilla
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves (about ½ a 5 oz container --for reference, we use an entire 5 oz container of baby spinach when making 2 quesadillas)
  • ½ -1 teaspoon dried minced garlic, according to tastes (you could use fresh garlic, but we've been using dried because easier)
  • 2 gluten-free flour tortillas (We used Siete Foods Almond Flour tortillas which are grain-free as well)
  • approximately 3 tablespoons shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, more to taste
  • approximately 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
Simple Greek Salad (serves 2-4)
  • 1 5 oz container mixed greens or Romaine
  • ½ cucumber, cut in slices, then quartered
  • ½ cup cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • ½ Red onion, sliced thin, then halved
  • ¼ cup Olives (I prefer kalamata)
  • 1/ 4 cup Crumbled feta
Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Garlic powder, a sprinkle or to tasted
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
Spanakopita Quesadilla
  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until warm and shimmering but not burning, about 30 seconds - 1 minutes.
  2. Add spinach and saute. (It will look like a lot but shrinks down to much less!) When starting to wilt, after about 2 minutes, add garlic and continue to saute for another minute or two until spinanch warm and wilted. Total spinach cooking time will take 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove spinach from pan and set aside in a small bowl or on a plate.
  4. Using the same skillet, (you could wipe it clean if you want or just use as is which is what we usually do), heat a touch of oil over medium high heat, until shimmering. Add one tortilla and let sit for about 30 seconds- 1 minute or until tortilla is starting to cook (it will puff up a bit).
  5. Add spinach on top of tortilla and spread evenly. Top with Monterey Jack and Feta. Top with second tortilla. Cook 1-2 minutes, flip and cook the second side about 1-2 minutes until both sides are starting to turn a golden brown and cooked to your liking.
  6. Cut into quarters, serve and enjoy!
Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together ingredients.
  2. Can be made ahead and keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.
Simple Greek Salad
  1. Combine ingredients in a large bowl and add vinaigrette to taste.

 

12 thoughts on “Spanakopita Quesadilla

  1. Stumbled upon this recipe yesterday, made one for snack and two for dinner! Absolutely genius use of Siete tortillas! I subbed organic sharp white cheddar since I didn’t have monterey jack on hand, and it paired great with the feta! I also didn’t measure anything to keep it super simple. Seriously DELICIOUS. Make these!

  2. For some reason I can’t click on the last star but this deserves all the stars! Beyond delicious! Best flavors! So easy! Absolutely loved this and will be making this A LOT!

  3. I wanted to make this recipe for the longest. I did it and it was awesome! Super delicious! I even added sweet potatoes in the quesadillas.

  4. Thanks so much for this delicious recipe. We actually made it two nights in a row (my son’s request!). On the second night my son added sautéed mushrooms to his quesadilla. So easy and delicious. We will def make it again.

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