Cheese Quesadillas

Spinachs filled Quesadilla
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Total Time 10 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 5 min

Looking for a kids snack that packs a nutritional punch while pleasing a crowd and their individual tastes? Not only are quesadillas easy to make, but you can add any number of alternate ingredients to accommodate the palates of everyone. The basic recipe is below, but you can add just about anything to cheese quesadillas including: cooked ground beef, cooked chicken, bell peppers, olives, cooked salmon, chopped tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, corn, beans, celery and more. Have fun experimenting to see what the whole family likes. And if quesadillas go over well as a kids snack, next time serve them for dinner!


  • 2 large tortillas, any variety
  • 1 cup shredded cheese -- traditionally cheddar is used, but any kind is fine
  • butter or margarine


Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly spread the butter or margarine on one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese and any other ingredients on top of the non-buttered side of the tortilla. Cover with the second tortilla so both buttered sides are facing out. Carefully put the quesadilla into the pan. Cook until the tortilla is lightly brown and then flip. Cook until the cheese is melted.
Serve immediately on a plate and cut into four wedges. Serve with sour cream, salsa and/or guacamole. Note: Any proteins you add to the quesadilla should be fully cooked before you add it in.

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