Go Back
+ servings
Spinach Quesadilla cut up and served on a plate with sauce on the side.

Spinach Quesadilla Recipe

These delicious Spinach Quesadillas are to cheer your picky eaters. This gooey, cheesy, and easy to make recipe is Ready in 15 minutes and it can be served as breakfast or a light snack.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 386kcal


For The Spinach Mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 5 cups baby spinach rinsed and spin-dried
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Tangy Bang sauce plus more to serve as a dip on the side
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For The Spinach Tortillas

  • 4 flour tortillas mine are 9-inch in diameter
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese or a combination of monterey jack, Oaxa cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • Sour cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10 or 12-inch nonstick skillet with a lid over medium heat.
  • Add the spinach in. Put the lid on and let it cook for 3-4 minutes or until spinach starts to lose most of its volume. Add in the garlic, Tangy Bang sauce and season it with salt and pepper and and give it a stir. Transfer the now-fully cooked spinach onto a plate and set it aside. Clean the skillet with a paper towel and set it aside. No need to wash it.
  • To assemble the tortillas, lay 4 flour tortillas on a flat surface, add ½ cup shredded cheese on one half of each tortilla. Divide the cooked spinach amongst the tortillas mounting it onto the cheese. Fold the other half over the filling.
  • Place the skillet over medium heat. Brush each tortilla with melted butter and transfer 2 of them onto the skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes on each side (or until it turns golden brown). Once cooked, transfer them onto a cutting board to cool off. Repeat the same process with the rest of the quesadillas.
  • Slice them into wedges. If using, garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with more Tangy Bang sauce and sour cream on the side for dipping.


  • Can you use mozzarella cheese for quesadillas? Though it’s not the traditional choice, mozzarella can be used as a creamy and easy-to-melt quesadilla cheese. 
  • Storage: Leftovers of these spinach quesadillas can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days. To reheat, set the oven to 300 degrees F. and place the quesadillas inside for 5-8 minutes.
  • For a gluten-free quesadilla recipe be sure to buy gluten-free quesadillas.


Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4221IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 2mg