It is a universally known fact that children love quesadillas. Almost as well known is how very easy they are. Frugal and simply adaptable for a wide range of palettes. Take the photograph above. Pictured is a homemade, pimento cheese, spinach and avocado quesadilla. The pimento cheese my children would definitely go for. The spinach and avocado the older ones would eat. A loaded quesadilla is always what I choose.
Then add the layers your family loves. Homemade hummus is another favorite addition. We buy a warehouse grocery-sized container of spinach. So I am all the time cooking spinach, using it in salads with toppings or grilling it in quesadillas.
Simple. Filling. Nutritious. Child-friendly. Feed a crowd. Quesadillas – quick and quite delicious!
Tricia’s Ultimate Loaded Quesadillas
Yield – 8 servings
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
Cooking Time – 5 minutes
- 8 large, flour tortillas
- approximately 1 1/2 – 2 cups pimento cheese or shredded cheese
- fresh spinach
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Using a larger capacity electric griddle, fold four large flour tortillas in half. (Do not warm, yet)
- Place half of a small slice of butter underneath each tortilla.
- Load each quesadilla with desired ingredients.
- Cook at approximately 350 degrees or medium high until just slightly browned on each side.
- Repeat once for next four quesadillas.
- Cut with a pizza cutter and serve.
- *Note – you can just as easily microwave two quesadillas at a time on a microwave-safe dinner plate. But I promise they taste much better grilled.