better than cheese quesadilla

Bacon quesadillas are a go to snack, appetizer or easy kid friendly meal idea.  Our son has really hit a growth spurt and he is ramping up his caloric intake in big ways.  This is the perfect option to feed him as an after-school snack.  A bonus is he didn’t even notice the vegetables.  We’ve also enjoyed them for a light meal before.

How to Make Better Quesadillas

Everyone in our family loves cheese.  So, we mixed slices of sharp cheddar with slices of Colby jack for extra flavor.  We add bacon for protein.  Sometimes we add spinach to help increase vegetable intake.  Spinach is high in vitamin A and vitamin C and is a great source of fiber, so we like to sneak some into this dish.  When spinach is warm it wilts and blends nicely into the cheese.  Baby spinach is a bit milder in flavor, so it works great in the quesadillas too.

We like to bake a pound of bacon on the weekend.  We enjoy a couple strips for breakfast and keep the rest in the refrigerator for recipes just like this.

Another tip to make this recipe easier is to make one quesadilla at a time and lay the flour tortilla out flat in the skillet.  Cover each half with a different type of cheese.  Once the cheese starts to melt add cooked bacon and spinach, then fold in half.  Another minute or two on medium heat and the cheesy, bacon treat is ready!

Bacon quesadillas are a go to snack, appetizer or easy kid friendly meal idea.  This filling snack only calls for four ingredients and can be on the table in ten minutes.

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Bacon & Cheese Quesadillas

Bacon quesadillas are a go to snack, appetizer or easy kid friendly meal idea.  This filling snack only calls for four ingredients and can be on the table in ten minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices colby jack cheese
  • 2 large tortilla shells
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Turn stovetop on medium high heat.  Lay the flour tortilla out flat in the skillet.  Cover each half with a different type of cheese.  

  2. Once the cheese starts to melt add cooked bacon and spinach, then fold in half. Another minute or two on medium heat and the cheesy, bacon treat is ready!

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