Thursday, February 11, 2010

Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas {From the Pantry}

Whoa, I can already hear many of you saying "yuck!" Just stay with me on this one, though, 'cause spinach, even out of a can, can taste good!


Although the Eat From the Pantry Challenge is over, I still find myself looking for those need-to-be-used ingredients for my lunches.

This particular day I remembered the can of spinach in the pantry and the handful of button mushrooms in the fridge - both of which needed to be used soon. We also had a package of tortillas and a block of cheese in the fridge.

So, I decided to make myself some spinach and mushroom quesadillas.

a few mushrooms - fresh or canned
spinach - frozen or canned
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 - 1 cup cheese, whatever variety and as much or little as you would like
2 tortillas
salsa for dipping

Clean (gently wipe away dirt with a slightly damp towel) and slice mushrooms. Saute in butter over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Transfer to bowl and set aside.

Drain spinach - squeeze out as much moisture as you can, ringing out in a towel works really well.

Layer your quesadilla: tortilla, some cheese, spinach and mushrooms, remaining cheese, tortilla.

Cook over medium heat until tortilla is crisp, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes.

Cut and serve. I like mine dipped in salsa! I know, sounds odd - spinach and salsa - but it's oh so good!


  1. sounds YUMMY!!!!!
    I've recently decided I like spinach, breaking my "I hate green foods" rule :)

  2. I;ll take that from the pantry any day. YUM

  3. sounds yummy to me too!

  4. Oh this sounds very yummy to me. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms, but I do love spinach.

  5. Mushroom and spinach quesadillas are a staple around here, I like adding in left over sweet potato or beans too :)

  6. These are a great, quick fix! We add black beans to ours to get some extra protein.

    Stopping by from SITS :)

  7. Spinach and mushrooms are indeed a great idea for the veggie quesadillas . Here is another quesadillas recipe. Let us know what you think...


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