Monday, April 18, 2011
SPINACH AND MUSHROOM QUESADILLAS
Spinach with Mushrooms is one of my favorite taste combinations, Spinach and Mushroom Crepes especially with cheese and a little thyme. The Pioneer Woman had this recipe Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas. I adapted it some. Here is my recipe. This is something I will make often, I know. It is easy and so yummy! This will make 4 Quesadillas or enough for 4-6 people.
12 Oz. sliced mushrooms
8 C. packed spinach leaves (I used my 4 cup measuring cup and packed it twice.)
6-8 T. butter.
1-2 cloves garlic
8 oz. grated Monterey Jack cheese
8- 8 inch flour tortillas
Melt 3 T. butter in a large frying pan. Add 1-2 cloves of grated garlic as per your taste and 1/2 tsp. dry thyme leaves. If you have fresh use a generous 1 tsp. Stir fry until the mushrooms are starting to brown. Remove from the pan and add the spinach with 4 T. water and 1 T butter. Stir until all wilted. Cover and simmer on low for 2-3 minutes. Cool slightly and chop a little.
Spread a little soft butter on the bottom of all the tortillas as you cook them. Sprinkle a tortilla with cheese, scatter some mushrooms and then some spinach over and more cheese and another tortilla. Grill until brown on both sides and the cheese is melted. Cut with a pizza cutter into 4 sections and enjoy. If you like to dip Marinara sauce is good.
Sometime I am going to try them with pepper jack cheese and omit the thyme leaves. This variety would be good dipped in salsa. Also a little chicken would be nice sprinkled in if you need meat.