This is a super quick, easy, and light dinner. This also makes a great snack or appetizer. It looks like a lot of spinach at first, but it shrinks down a lot in no time during cooking. Other types of tortillas can be used if whole wheat isn't available. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Tracy X
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Place 1 tortilla onto the skillet. Sprinkle about half the Cheddar cheese evenly over the tortilla. Top with the spinach, green onions, garlic powder, and chili powder. Cover with the remaining Cheddar cheese. Place the second tortilla on top.

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  • Cook until the bottom tortilla starts to develop a bit of color and starts to crisp, about 3 minutes. To flip and cook the other side, slide the quesadilla off the non-stick pan onto a dinner plate, cover with another dinner plate and flip. The crispy tortilla side should now be on top. Slide the quesadilla back onto the pan and cook until the bottom tortilla starts turning crisp, about 3 minutes more. Slide onto a cutting board, and cut into 8 wedges to serve.

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Nutrition Facts

265 calories; 13.4 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 502 mg sodium. 29.8 g carbohydrates; 14.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
These quesadillas were delicious only I added salsa inside as well. An easy lunch that my son and I really loved. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2017
I'd recommend shredding the spinach into smaller pieces to make it easier to eat. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
These quesadillas were delicious only I added salsa inside as well. An easy lunch that my son and I really loved. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
These quesadillas were delicious only I added salsa inside as well. An easy lunch that my son and I really loved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
I used Whole grain tortilla and used a stainless steel skillet with EVOO because of the leeching problems of non-stick pans. This was so amazing! I made this for lunch today and it was done in minutes literraly. I used pre-washed spinach as that was all the grocer had. I used the one green onion chopped and just sprinkled a handful of cheddar each time and sprinkled the spices did not measure. This was so delicious and I want some more! But of course I will have some tomorrow again for a snack or even dinner. Yummy! Thanks for posting I will make this often as stated and using chicken instead of the spinach for a nice change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2009
This was awesome!!!! It is so quick to make! I made it for lunch for myself - so I used only one low-carb. rectangular whole wheat wrap placed the cheese on half the wrap spinach and spices on top and cheese on top of that. I covered it with the other half of wrap and flipped it when it got crispy on one side. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
This was great! I modified it a little bit. I used frozen spinach. I cooked the spinach in the microwave and then added the chili powder and garlic powder to the spinach. I did decrease the garlic powder to 1/4 tsp. I didn't add the green onion. I followed the rest of the procedure in the frying pan. I served it with sour cream. It would have been great with salsa but I didn't have any salsa in the house. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Very good and the creator is right - super quick! I made this in a snap for lunch. Just made half a quesadilla though as a whole one would be too filling for lunch. I used a 6-inch WW tortilla also sauteed the spinach along with some button mushrooms as I do love how they compliment each other in a dish. I only used a TEENSY bit of cheese and topped with some medium salsa. YUM! Had all the ingredients in the house and it hit the spot. Thanks for the great recipe idea - but for anyone else if you like mushrooms - definitely saute some first and add to the spinach! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2011
Spinach & Whole Wheat Quesadillas' Haiku: "Healthy tasty lunch. I wouldn't mind more veggies. But it was still great!" I followed the recipe exactly only using Mexi-cheese blend instead of Cheddar. I think I would've been happier if I'd lightly sauteed some onion with garlic and wilted the spinach first rather than using raw green onion and garlic powder but my belly was still happy w/ the results. And giggle all you want but I adore the "Xtreme Wellness High Fiber" tortillas (anything w/ the word "Extreme" or minus the "E" makes me shudder) but when they're grilled w/ tasty fillings I can ignore the goofy name of them and revel in the fact that they're super-good for you. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2009
This recipe is delicious! I add red peppers for a little extra flavour and nutrition but they are delicious either way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2009
Makes a good and quick lunch. Also would be great served with soup. I left out the chili powder because I didn't think it really went with the other flavors. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2011
Quick and easy! These were really good and I'm not usually a fan of wheat products but I got whole wheat tortillas for 1 so I couldnt pass them up. I will be making these again. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/13/2017
I'd recommend shredding the spinach into smaller pieces to make it easier to eat. Read More
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