Spinach and Mozzarella Quesadillas

"Does everything have to be authentic? This filling would also make a nice panini or flatbread sandwich."
photo by Sharon123 photo by Sharon123
photo by Sharon123
Ready In:
4 quesadillas




  • Heat oil in a medium skilled over medium heat. Add onions and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Sprinkle in sugar and cook another 10 minutes until onions are browned; do not burn. Stir in the spinach and remove skillet from heat.
  • Heat another skilled over medium high heat. Add one tortilla to dry skillet and cook 15 seconds. Sprinkle half the tortilla with 1/2 cup cheese, place 1/4 of the spinach filling on top, add 1/4 of the pepper strips. Fold empty half of the tortilla over the filling and press down with the spatula about 10 seconds.
  • Slide quesadilla onto serving plate. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. I liked this, but dh didn't. I added just a very little sugar and salt.
  2. Made for lunch with DH in mind, there is a resturant that serves something like this and he loves it! So I thought he might like this and I was right. He loved it and told me this is a keeper!!!! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 5
  3. These are really good! I did add about 1/2 tsp of minced garlic and a little salt to the spinach (personal preference) and they were perfect! We gobbled them up in no time! No leftovers at all. Made for ZWT5 - Epicurean Queens
  4. This made a nice quick supper tonight! I did use frozen spinach which worked nicely! And I scaled it back to one tortilla. Thanks! Made for the Epicurean Queens Zaar World Tour 2009.


<p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>We may live without poetry, music and art;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We may live without conscience and live without heart;</p> <p>We may live without friends; we may live without books,</p> <p>But civilized man cannot live without cooks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>He may live without books -- what is knowledge but grieving?</p> <p>He may live without hope-- what is hope but deceiving?</p> <p>He may live without love -- what is passion but pining?</p> <p>But where is the man that can live without dining?</p> <p>-- Owen Meredith</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I'm an all-American original, having lived in Hawaii, New York, Texas, South Carolina, and Miami. &nbsp;I also served 7 years in the US Army. &nbsp;My husband is from Bogota, Colombia and has also lived in the former Soviet Union. &nbsp;But now we are both in NY.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Tomasi enjoyes a bath!</p> <p><br /><a href=http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/?action=view&amp;current=tomas.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/tomas.jpg border=0 alt=Photobucket /></a> <br />&nbsp;<br />Some of my recipes:</p> <p> <object width=480 height=360 data=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw type=application/x-shockwave-flash> <param name=data value=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw /> <param name=src value=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw /> <param name=wmode value=transparent /> </object> <a href=http://photobucket.com/slideshows target=_blank><img src=http://pic.photobucket.com/slideshows/btn.gif alt=/ /></a><a href=http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/?action=view?t=12cdcf0a.pbw target=_blank><img src=http://pic.photobucket.com/slideshows/btn_viewallimages.gif alt=/ /></a> <br />&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />I also have the genealogy bug!&nbsp; I've been tracing my roots for at least 10 years.&nbsp; One branch came to America just after the Mayflower in the early 1600s.&nbsp; Others came in the early 1700s, late 1890s.&nbsp; So, my American roots run pretty deep and I am deeply patriotic.&nbsp; Just wish someone had thought to same me some land!</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes