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How to Make a Spinach Pizzadilla: A Lunch Box Favorite

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A play on a spinach quesadilla that is not only healthy but delicious. Gooey mozzarella cheese packed with fresh spinach, Italian herbs cradled inside a crispy tortilla shell served with tangy pizza sauce makes for the perfect lunch box recipe.

Spinach pizzadilla in a lunch box.

If you are looking for a healthy lunch box recipe to please your picky eater, look no further than this spinach and cheese quesadilla. This easy-to-make meal is very versatile, making it perfect for any age group. It’s also one of those recipes that yield delicious results without having to follow a recipe step by step.

As long as you have tortillas, mozzarella cheese, and spinach on hand, the rest of this dish is entirely up to your imagination. If you want to make it more of a meal, add pizza sauce in between the two tortillas and place other ingredients like olives or mushrooms inside it!

You can even vary the herbs used depending on your preference; instead, use Italian seasoning if that’s what you’re into fresh oregano, basil, or thyme are other good options.

Regardless of how you decide to prepare this dish, one thing is for sure: it’s a delicious way to get your daily dose of veggies.

Ingredients For Your Spinach & Cheese Quesadilla

Ingredients you'll need to make a spinach and cheese quesadilla sitting on a countertop.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make A Lunch Box Quesadilla

Collage of creating spinach pizzadilla.
  1. Add a bit of oil or cooking spray to a non-stick skillet over medium low heat.
  2. Place 1 medium soft tortilla in a skillet and spread shredded cheese over one half of the tortilla. (Photo 1)
  3. Sprinkle about 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning over the cheese and cook until the cheese begins to melt. (Photo 2)
  4. Top cheese with about 1/3 cup spinach leaves. (Photo 3)
  5. Fold in half and flip so spinach side is down and cook for another minute until spinach has wilted a little and tortilla is golden brown on both sides. (Photo 4)
  6. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Spinach pizzadilla in a lunch box with sauce and fruits on the side.

Spinach Pizzadilla FAQs

Is the quesadilla any good cold?

If you’re worried that the quesadilla won’t taste good cold, don’t fret. It actually tastes pretty delicious even when cold! The nice thing about using a tortilla is that it doesn’t tend to get soggy compared to sending like a grilled cheese.

How long do I cook the tortilla for?

Depending on how crispy you want your tortilla to be, it usually takes about two minutes per side to get that golden brown color. You can then flip the quesadilla after about a minute or so to ensure it cooks evenly.

Can I make this spinach pizzadilla the night before?

Yep! If you like to make your lunch boxes the night before, you certainly can. Just make sure your pizzadilla has enough time to reach room temperature, so it’s not cold at lunchtime.

How do I reheat my pizza tortillas?

You can always microwave or throw them in the oven to reheat them, but if you want to get the most flavor out of it, I suggest heating up your oven and cooking the quesadilla for about five minutes until crispy.

Can I freeze my pizza tortillas?

f you or your child has a way to reheat the quesadilla, you can freeze them for a quick lunch during the week. Make sure you let your pizzadilla fully cool before placing it into an airtight container, then freeze. When you’re ready to eat, just let the quesadilla thaw out in your fridge overnight, heat, and enjoy!

What do I put on my spinach pizzadillas?

There are so many delicious ways to make this dish even tastier; add olives, tomatoes, or even mushrooms to the mix! You can even dress it up with pizza sauce or ranch dressing which makes for a great dipping sauce.

Spinach pizzadilla with a marinara sauce on the side sitting on a checkered cloth.

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How to Make a Spinach Pizzadilla: A Lunch Box Favorite


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
This spinach pizzadilla is a fun play on a traditional quesadilla served with pizza sauce for dipping! It's the perfect lunch box addition when you're over sandwiches.

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium soft tortilla
  • cup (37 ⅓ g) mozzarella cheese shredded
  • tsp italian seasoning
  • cup (10 g) baby spinach leaves
  • Oil for frying or cooking spray
  • Pizza sauce for dipping

Instructions

  • Add a bit of oil or cooking spray to a non-stick skillet over medium low heat. 
    Oil for frying or cooking spray
  • Place 1 medium soft tortilla in a skillet and spread shredded cheese over one half of the tortilla. 
    1 medium soft tortilla,⅓ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Sprinkle about 1/8 tsp italian seasoning over the cheese and cook until the cheese begins to melt. 
    ⅛ tsp italian seasoning
  • Top cheese with about 1/3 cup spinach leaves. 
    ⅓ cup baby spinach leaves
  • Fold in half and flip so spinach side is down and cook for another minute until spinach has wilted a little and tortilla is golden brown on both sides. 
  • Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
    Pizza sauce for dipping

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Pizzadilla Calories: 103kcal (5%) Carbohydrates: 8g (3%) Protein: 5g (10%) Fat: 5g (8%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 15mg (5%) Sodium: 224mg (10%) Potassium: 67mg (2%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 597IU (12%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 117mg (12%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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