Spanakopita Quesadilla

Gluten-free and Vegetarian, this Spanakopita Quesadilla comes together in minutes for a warm easy lunch, hearty snack, or light dinner, and is beyond tasty! Just 4 main ingredients, it is big on flavor -- a crisp quesadilla packed with warm garlicky spinach and accentd by creamy, tangy and melty cheese.

Spanakopita Quesadilla

Easy Gluten-Free Lunch or Hearty Snack!

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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!

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How to Make Gluten-Free Spanakopita Quesadillas

These quesadillas are one of the quickest and easiest warm meals!

You need the following ingredients:

gluten-free tortillas (we used Siete Foods Almond Flour tortillas which also happen to be grain free)

fresh baby spinach

olive oil

minced or dried garlic

Monterrey jack cheese

and feta.

Step by Step How to Make Gluten-Free Spanakopita Quesadillas

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!

Serve as is or with a simple Greek salad as I did here for a more filling lunch, hearty snack 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!

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4.91 from 11 votes

Spanakopita Quesadilla

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.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Snack, Lunch, Dinner, Easy Meal
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Grain-Free Optional
Keyword: gluten-free quesadillas, gluten-free lunch recipe, spanakopita quesadillas, gluten-free hearty snack
Servings: 1 quesadilla
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups packed fresh baby spinach leaves about 1/2 a 5 oz container --for reference, we use an entire 5 oz container of baby spinach when making 2 quesadillas
  • 1/2 -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
  • tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Garlic powder a sprinkle or to tasted
  • Salt to taste


Spanakopita Quesadilla

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until warm and shimmering but not burning, about 30 seconds - 1 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Remove spinach from pan and set aside in a small bowl or on a plate.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Cut into quarters, serve and enjoy!

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Whisk together ingredients.
  • Can be made ahead and keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.

Simple Greek Salad

  • Combine ingredients in a large bowl and add vinaigrette to taste.
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24 thoughts on “Spanakopita Quesadilla

  1. 5 stars
    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. 4 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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. 5 stars
    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.

  5. 5 stars
    I get excited just reading these. I am accumulating all my food ingred. I have copied several recipes, but the Quesidilla is awesome. They charge quite a bit for one. Thanks so much.

  6. 5 stars
    Love this quesadilla and slightly embarrassed to admit this but make this several times a week! It’s so simple and so delicious! This is definitely a favorite of mine!

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you!
    Made it today for lunch entree
    Quick and Easy, everyone loved it!
    I will make those many times, for sure.
    I didn’t use feta cheese but matured Comté from France with matured English cheddar ? ? ?

  8. 5 stars
    Another amazing recipe. I substituted the Monterey Jack for mozzarella cheese and used fresh minced garlic. It was delicious & light.

  9. Love, love, love this recipe! Quick, easy, & so tasty! I include this on my menu rotation bi-weekly. Especially if my kids are
    Eating a regular “boring” cheese quesadilla.

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