February 15, 2012
Some nights a girl just wants to be lazy when it comes to dinner. Usually, this brings to mind the little blue box of mac & cheese that we all know so well. Or maybe slapping a slice of cheese between some bread, toasting it, and calling it a day. I wasn't in the mood for fixing dinner tonight, but I wanted something that was still just a little bit special, so I rummaged the fridge to see what I could come up. Somehow, I ended up with a counter full of cheese, bacon, cream cheese, tortillas, and some spinach. You can’t go wrong with those ingredients, right?
This is how I ended up with Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Quesadillas. I threw some cream cheese and grated cheddar cheese in a bowl, cooked up some bacon, steamed a little spinach, and threw it all in a tortilla. After grilling both sides, the cheese was the perfect blend of gooey and melty, oozing over the bacon and spinach. This is definitely an easy, quick dinner I’ll make again. I even got my 5 year old to eat it, after he felt reassured that the “green stuff” in his dinner wasn’t going to poison him.
The measurements are more of an approximation since I just eyed it, but you get the idea.
Cheesy Spinach & Bacon
(makes 4 quesadilla’s) Printable Recipe
4 flour tortillas
2oz cream cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup fresh spinach
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp
1. In a frying pan over medium heat, cook your bacon until crisp, drain on paper towel and set aside.
2. Mix together the cream cheese and cheddar cheese in a small bowl. Microwave on low in 10 second increments until the cheese mixture is smooth.
3. In a small pan, add about a couple teaspoons of water. Place the spinach in the pan and cook over medium heat just until the spinach starts to wilt. Remove spinach and set aside.
4. Take a tortilla and spread half of it with the cream cheese spread. Layer some spinach and a slice of bacon (broken into pieces) over the cheese spread. Sprinkle additional grated cheddar cheese on top, fold the tortilla in half and place in a hot frying pan or on a hot griddle. Cook each side about 10-15 seconds, or until it starts to get crispy and slightly blackened. Be careful, it will burn easily.
5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or salsa.