What’s For Dinner Wednesday: Spinach Feta Quesadillas

Last Saturday I got two huge bunches of spinach in my Bountiful Basket.  I already had five (no joke) heads of lettuce in my fridge, so I needed to find something to do with spinach other than make salads.  Thanks to Pinterest, I found a great recipe.  I increased the amounts to make about 6 quesadillas.  Here it is.

Spinach Feta Quesadillas (original recipe from closet cooking)

serves 6

Ingredients
  • 2 big bunches spinach, steamed and squeezed to drain
  • 3 tablespoon herbs (a combination of mint, dill and parsley), chopped
  • 3 green onion, sliced
  • 6 tablespoons feta, crumbled
  • 6 (8 inch) tortillas
  • 3 cup handfuls kasseri or mozzarella, shredded
Directions
  1. Mix the spinach, herbs, green onions and feta in a bowl.
  2. Melt a touch of butter in a pan.
  3. Place a tortilla into the pan, swirl it around in the butter and repeat with the second tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle half of the cheese on the tortilla followed by the filling, the remaining cheese and finally the other tortilla.
  5. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side. (Tip: To easily flip the quesadilla place a plate onto the quesadilla in the pan and flip it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan.

Consensus:

Me: I am not a huge fan of cooked greens (mostly because of the texture), but the flavor combination was great.

The Mr.: Loved it

The Wild One: I forced him to eat one bite.  That’s all he wanted.

Tornado:  Didn’t touch it!

It’s okay to have a dinner fail with the kids every now and then.  I don’t force it.  I just keep offering it until they like it.

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