This is one of my very favorite indulgences. Cheesy spinach quesadillas. They are quick and easy to prepare plus very delicious, so yum, yum, yum!
Medium Sized Flour Tortillas
Mexican Blend Grated Cheese
First prep for this meal is heating up a package of frozen spinach. Just add a small amount of water, salt and garlic powder to taste, and heat till no longer frozen. I usually use one small package of spinach per three quesadillas.
Once your spinach is heated (not overly cooked), transfer it to a heat resistant bowl leaving most of the water behind. The spinach does need to be drained, but not too dry, these are really good if there is still some moisture, although not enough to soak the tortilla.
Next, line your counter top with paper towels, this will be a big help with clean up. Have your cheeses open and ready to go. First put your provolone cheese on the tortillas. I usually cut the provolone slices in half and lay them side by side on the tortilla. They fit nicely that way and have even coverage.
Now it’s time for the spinach. Just take a fork and place equal amounts of spinach per tortilla. If there’s still too much moisture when lifting the spinach from the bowl, simply press the spinach with your fork against the bowl and get more of the liquid out.
Top each with your favorite brand of Mexican style grated cheese and you’re ready to go! I also like to add some Asiago cheese to these for extra cheesy good flavor.
I cook these in a skillet atop the stove. My favorite is a non-stick skillet sprayed with an even coating of cooking spray. You should be able to fit all three quesadillas in one pan. If not, just use another pan or cook them in batches.
One trick that I’ve learned is to cover my skillet with foil paper. This helps keep the smokiness in which gives them a wonderful flavor, and also helps the cheese melt thoroughly. Cook these over a low/medium heat keeping an eye on them and lifting the foil to turn them from time to time for even cooking. Cook till they are golden brown on both sides and you can see the cheese oozing from the quesadillas. I like to let some of the cheese that oozes out cook to a nice brown crispiness itself. So yummy!
Once they look good to you, just take them out of the pan and use a pizza cutter to slice them. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, chips and your favorite salsa, and you’re on your way to a fabulous feast! Don’t forget the ice cold Corona!
I hope you enjoy!