I have really been into the Greek style spinach and feta combo with fresh herbs such as dill and mint ever since I discovered spanakopita, a Greek spinach pie . I have been remaking those flavours into various different dishes with one of my more recent creations being in the form of a spinach and feta lasagna that was a real hit. I have a fairly long list of different ways that I want to try using the spinach and feta combo and the next one on my list was quesadillas. Quesadillas are great for creating fusion dishes where all you have to do is fill them with the flavours and ingredients from another culture. At their base quesadillas are a crispy toasted tortillas with a cheesy filling and I figured that a spinach and feta filling would work in quesadilla form with a bit of cheese that melts well to hold everything together. For the recipe, I went with a simple spinach, feta and herb mixture and my first choice for the cheese that melts well would be a Greek one such as kasseri but you could easily use mozzarella or some monterrey jack. The spinach and feta quesadillas did not disappoint! The spinach, feta and herb filling was so good all wrapped in melted cheese and warm, crispy tortillas!
Spinach and Feta Quesadillas
Quesadillas inspired by the flavours of spanakopita, Greek spinach pie with spinach, fresh herbs, feta and plenty of melted cheese.
- 1/2 cup packed spinach, steamed, squeezed, drained and chopped
- 1 tablespoon herbs (a combination of mint, dill and parsley), chopped
- 1 green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons feta, crumbled
- 2 (8 inch) tortillas
- 1 cup kasseri cheese (or mozzarella), shredded
- Mix the spinach, herbs, green onions and feta in a bowl.
- Heat a pan over medium heat, place a tortilla into the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese on the tortilla followed by the filling, the remaining cheese and finally the other tortilla.
- Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
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Rambling Tart says
Oh my. These are to die for. I'm buying feta tomorrow. 🙂
They look really good and great photography!
Foy Update - Garden Cook Write Repeat says
You know what would be really good in that? Apples. Some nice slices of Fugi or Braeburn. They would add a nice tart crisp element to go with the salty sharp feta and earthy spinach.
I've just started making my own tortillasI think up next would be to cook up some delicious quesdadillas.
This looks soooo yummy. I think I will be making this tomorrow!
These look heavenly with the oozing feta. I would be instantly addicted.
I never tasted or ate quesidilla's in my life before but that's going to change from now on!!
They look so tasty, Kevin!! Thanks!
I have been making open faced sandwiches lately and I made one with spinach, caramelized onions and gorgonzola yesterday and couldnt help but wish I had used feta instead! (I'm not a big blue cheese fan)
something about the combo of spinach, feta and greek fresh herbs…YUM! I'll be making this very very soon
Stella Bella says
I just made it for my tea! Thanks so much for this lovely recipe! 😀
5 stars! 😀
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Your quesadillas are mouth-watering!!!
I love the dripping melting cheese you've got going on there. The hallmark of a good quesadilla.
Looks great! Perfect way to satisfy my spanakopita craving when I don't want to deal with phyllo!
These are on the menu for this weekend. They look scrumptious!! Thanks for posting.
Looks like yet another delicious treat!
Wow, Kevin! you've really outdone ourself with this one! Mmmm mmm mmm love it when a photo makes me drool!
outstanding kevin. I will try these minus the mint and maybe add a bit of kalmata olives. wonderful creation here.
Sounds like a great quesadilla. I love the balance of the milder cheese against the feta. I imagine that still allows for a nice punch of saltiness to come through, but without overwhelming the spinach.
I'm a huge spinach and feta fan; I've always wanted to make spanikopita, but I'm still terrified of puff pastry…this recipe might be the way to ease myself in!
Elizabeth Franklin says
Spanikopita is made with filo pastry which can be difficult to work with. Puff pastry as long as it is kept cold is very easy to work with but not for this recipe.
I have a quesadilla maker and had wanted to more out of the ordinary things with it. I will definitely do this someday.
Pink Panda says
Wow that looks really great. Yum!
jose manuel says
Están riquisimas las quesadillas. Un saludo desde ESpaña
Looks great, Kevin. I'm guessing that is 1/2 "cup" of spinach?
i would add mushrooms and artichokes!
Wow I'm moving to Washington. Rambling Tart is beautiful.
These quesedillas look amazing. I love when traditional combinations are presented in new ways.
Bellini Valli says
I am always drawn to any food that reminds me of Greece. These look delicious Kevin.
I love Greek food, and I can't wait to give this a try! Looks so good!
Well, lets see… I love quesadillas, I love spinach, I love feta… this is PERFECT!
Jeanne @ Cooksister! says
Oh Kevin, then you would LOVE visiting South Africa! We have quite a large Greek community and the spinach and feta combo has inflitrated every level of catering. My favourite pizza of all time was spinach, feta and bacon, served in a pizzeria in my home town. The quesadillas look awesome!
You quesadillas looks very good … Spinach maybe a good idea for the veggie quesadillas . Here's a similarquesadillas recipe. Let us know what you think of it.
Using "fresh" spinach these were really good!! I'm sorry to say that living in the "boonies" the way we do I can only get fresh dill and mint when mine is ready to harvest. So I will try them again. Oh, yes. I did add a pinch of hot pepper flakes. Yum.
God, these look so delicious! I love everything with spinach and feta cheese. And garlic is a must. I'm making it tomorrow.
my question is…do you think this recipe would be good with Mozzarella? I'm not really the biggest fan of feta. or is there some other cheese you would recommend?
Megan: There is already mozzarella in the recipe though it is more of a binder and it's flavour is a bit mild. I would say that you would want a stronger cheese in there if you are dropping the feta.
Looks great. I'm going to pair this with Tzatziki sauce for dipping and the roasted red pepper and feta rice dish, can't wait!
I've just discovered your blog this week and already made two meals from it: this one and the spinach & feta fritters. I made the quesadillas last night (we're calling them 'spanakopidillas'!) and had leftovers for lunch tonight – what a great recipe idea! Of course, I tinkered with the recipe – instead of the herb mix I added nutmeg & garlic, and squeezed half a lemon over it, too. So tasty! You're doing a magnificent job with this blog – I look forward to keeping up with it.
Wow this recipe looks very yummy! I'm going to make some for lunch tomorrow.
I found this photo on Pinterest! So glad I came by for the recipe. It looks so good. I will try it.
Looks absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone – I enjoyed this recipe so much that I posted it on my blog about Mexican food and recipes at http://www.mexfoodrecipes.com with a link back to you. Stop by and check it out! Have a great day! Maria
Charlotte Ferreux says
Fantastic recipe! I have posted it on my community foodie blog. Hopefully you'll have the chance to come and check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie
Amazing! Tasted like restaurant cuisine! I sauteed fresh mushrooms and an onion along with a bag of fresh spinach leaves and mixed that with the feta and spices. We used monterey jack for the other cheese, they were fabulous! Found you on pinterest!
Rjforshort: Mushrooms would definitely work in these quesadillas!
I like the combination of feta and mozzarella – gets the tang and the gooeyiness together. Recently I made a zucchini and black bean quesadilla and a cauliflower quesadilla. Check them out at http://omnivore-almostveg.blogspot.com/
Carolyn A says
I made these tonight! So good! I added chopped grilled chicken and served with Tzatziki. Delicious!
mmmhh, I ve never had quesadillas with spinach. Since spinach and feta make just perfect combination I will make it asap! 🙂
Quesadillas are yummie. Quesadillas with spinach are fantastic! Wunderful idea with feta and easy to make!
I make these often and love to add sun dried tomatoes to them too with some oregano! Yumm!!
I have spinach. I have feta. And mozzerella. And tortillas. I have dinner!!!! Thanks soooo much!
I want to pin this, and follow you on Pintrest, but it keeps telling me unauthorized?
I want to pin this, and follow you on Pintrest, but it keeps telling me unauthorized?
These look incredibly delicious.
Can these be frozen and saved for later?
can these be frozen and saved for later?
Anonymous: Quesadillas are best straight from the pan. If you froze them, the tortillas would likely no longer be nice and crispy.
Hey Kevin!!!!!! I tried these last night. Didn't have feta so I used mozzarella with onions and fresh steamed spinach. Seemed a little bland so added garlic and thin slices of ham. Were edible, but the cheese must have been too mild. You are a great cook. Hope you get a bigger kitchen some day. You can come cook with me anytime.
Anonymous: The mozzarella is there because it melts well and a quesadilla needs a nice melty cheese to hold together and the feta is there for the flavour.
I made these for dinner today – and my family LOVED it! It even won over my usually very picky mother. I sauteed mushrooms, onions and garlic together before mixing it into the spinach, placed some fresh diced tomatoes on top and it proved to be a great combination!! The tortilla was crunchy and the inside so gooey – love this recipe!
SO GOOD OMG
we didn't have any green onions so we caramelized a regular onion and it was AMAZING mad props yo
also we put bacon on it 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 😉
Anonymous: Mushrooms and onions would go great in these and of course bacon makes everything better!
louie carey says
just finished making these, they are to die for!
louie carey says
i just finished eating these, and they are to die for!
These were delicious and perfect for a quick lunch!
I made this for my mom. It was really big, so we ended up splitting one. It tasted really good even though it was very simple to throw together.
I made one and split it with my Mom. For small eaters, half of one is enough for a main dish serving! It uses very few ingredients, is a snap to make, and much more substantial than it appears.
Made these fantastic quesadillas yesterday. These were fun to make and easier than Spanakopita. I didn’t have green onions, so I caramelized a regular onion and used Kasseri as it’s easier to find here in Greece. I doubled the recipe but wished I had more filling. My family loved these. For sure will be making often. Thanks once again for a great recipe.
Just tried my hand at making it. Turned out pretty good!! Love how easy it is to brown the tortillas and everything was super simple! Will be making this again for sure.