Cheesy Egg Quesadilla with Spinach

cheesy egg quesadilla with spinach

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1

  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 large egg  
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until wilted, about one minute. Top 1 tortilla with 2 tablespoons cheese, the spinach and the remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Cover with the other tortilla.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the quesadilla and cook, flipping once, until crispy, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Crack egg into the pan and cook until the white is set, about 4 minutes. Top the quesadilla with the egg and avocado. Serve with hot sauce, if desired. 

Did you know Sept. 25 is National Quesadilla Day? Do you wonder why quesadillas would be honored with a day? The recipes are not only yummy, they're also incredibly easy to make. Try this delightful breakfast option loaded with leafy greens to help get a start on meeting your daily vegetable intake.


Per serving: 481 calories;19g protein; 32g fat; 31g carbohydrates; 1g sugar; 9g dietary fiber; 367mg sodium; 423mg potassium; 214mg cholesterol

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