Greek quesadillas are the ultimate in fast and easy dinner ideas! The delicious filling features spinach, red pepper, olives and feta cheese.

Greek quesadillas

Though we love spending time in our kitchen, most weeknights we’re not up for much of a challenge. We generally save our cooking adventures for the weekend (though sometimes we find some unexpected mid-week inspiration!). Here’s some mid-week inspiration for a dish that’s incredibly easy to put together, but seems inspiring none the less. (And, you can capitalize on local winter greens, if they’re readily available in your area!)

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Making Greek quesadillas

Quesadillas are a common go-to meal for us, but we’d never tried them with Mediterranean flavors. Turns out the quesadilla lends itself well to ethnic interpretations (much like our experiments with Mexican and Greek pizza). We can’t wait to try some new countries – but for now, Greece certainly does the trick!

Greek quesadillas

The recipe below includes the ingredients that we used, but it is easy to customize to your pantry ingredients and individual tastes. We found the most essential ingredients for the Mediterranean taste were the feta cheese, oregano, and red onion, so we’d recommend keeping those. But, if you are opposed to olives like one of our taste testers, you can feel comfortable that you will not be missing too much of the flavor! They’re one of our favorite easy dinner ideas: let us know if you try them in the comments below.

Greek quesadillas

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This Greek quesadillas recipe is vegetarian. For gluten-free, use gluten-free tortillas.

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Greek Quesadillas


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Greek quesadillas are the ultimate in fast and easy dinner ideas! The delicious filling features spinach, red pepper, olives and feta cheese.


Ingredients

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  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 roasted red peppers from a jar
  • ½ cup Kalamata or black olives
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh chopped oregano (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Thinly slice the spinach. Thinly slice the red onion, roasted red peppers and olives. Chop the fresh oregano (if using).
  2. For each quesadilla, place a tortilla on a plate and evenly spread with ¼ of the spinach, red onion, roasted red peppers, black olives, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, and oregano. Sprinkle with a few red pepper flakes (if using).
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet* over medium heat for a few minutes. Place the loaded tortilla on the griddle and place another tortilla on top. Cook until browned on the bottom, then flip and cook until browned on the other side, a few minutes per side.
  4. Remove the tortilla and cut into wedges with a pizza cutter. If making several quesadillas at once, keep them warm in a 300°F oven.

Notes

Inspired by Better Homes and Gardens

*Alternative method: If you’ve cooking for a crowd, you can bake quesadillas in the oven.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek inspired

Keywords: Greek quesadillas, Easy Greek recipes, Fast Dinner Ideas, Easy Dinner Ideas

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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    1. I top it with a couple spinach leaves, cucumber sauce, red onion sliced thinly and an olive! Voila

  1. Wow! These look delicious – I’d never really thought about making quesidillas inspired by countries other than Mexico so now a whole realm of possibility is opened!

  2. Great recipe! I love making quesadillas with less traditional fillings, and these sound really delicious! Thanks for sharing – I will definitely have to try this out! :)

  3. I love Greek flavors, but have never cooked a Greek recipe, believe it or not. This recipe might be a good way for me to get my feet wet through the all-too-familiar vehicle of a quesadilla. Thanks!

  4. This looks so great! I cant eat spicy food anymore, and I miss mexican food SO MUCH but this seems like a great alternitive (if not better!). Thanks again!

  5. I LOVE this idea. These look so amazing, I can’t wait to try them! The moment I saw the name in my reader, they were bookmarked before I had even read your post :)

  6. I just made these for dinner for my mom and me, and they were absolutely delicious! I thought we’d both eat one each and have left overs tomorrow, but they were so good we scarfed down two each! Amazing recipe, I will definitely be making these again. Thank you!

  7. These quesadillas looks delicious! I just read the ingredients and my husband and he wants them t o n i g h t. hehe. Thanks for the dinner inspiration.

  8. These are AMAZING. So easy to make and I had almost everything in the house. I forgot the oregano and red pepper flakes but did put a white beam hummus on the each tortillas before cooking. I also used both roasted red peppers and sundries tomatoes. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will definitely be making these often. I also think it’ll be great to cook up beforehand and take for lunches.

  9. I made these for dinner tonight and wondered where they had been my whole life. They were incredible. My boyfriend and 2yr old scarfed them. I’ve added them into my dinner rotation.
    Thanks!

  10. This recipe looks awesome! I love quesadillas. They don’t take a lot of time to prepare and you can literally put anything in them you want! Thanks for this recipe, I am definitely going to try it out soon!

  11. These look really good! They use a lot of my favorite ingredients. I was wondering, are they hard to flip over in the frying pan?

  12. the recipe is so delicious …you can also use the Quesadillas with Mozzarella cheese & ham & mushrooms & black olives & green pepper … and you can also , use it with chicken (boiled or grilled )marinated with garlic and lemon, bake it for 5 minutes

    Bon appetit

  13. We made these tonight for dinner and they were excellent! We used sundried tomatoes rather than peppers and added a little salsa, as we happened to have some leftover on the fridge. We also had leftover sour cream so we dolloped that on top of the slices of quesadilla when we served them, and my fiancé added jalapeños to his. It took a couple of tries to get the balance between too little filling and too much, but this is definitely one we’d make again. Thanks for the great recipe! I found your website via Pinterest and will definitely be checking out more of your recipes.

  14. We (me, husband and 2.5yo) just had these for dinner–so delicious! I’ll be making these again and again. Thank you!

  15. These looks delicious as do all of your recipes!! I just spent the last few minutes pinning a bunch of them & can’t wait to try them out. Beautiful pictures by the way.

  16. These sound great. We love Greek food and use these tortillas all the time. We often make Mexican but lately have made pizza quesidillas . Meat or meatless, peppers, onions, mushrooms, sauce cheese. Very yummy. Takes care of my pizza craving w/o so much fat and carbs.

  17. Just made this and the family loved these, even my picky son. Thanks for posting this–they were simple, didn’t take much prep time, and delicious.

  18. This look delicious. I rarely eat olives but don’t mind when I do and my mom likes them so I’ll have to make this some time ^_^.

  19. I made these tonight with homemade whole wheat tortillas from scratch. They were absolutely delicious. Thanks for the cooking inspiration.

  20. I made these over the weekend, so I could eat them during the week. I followed the recipe to the letter. I love these quesadillas! I doubled the recipe and made enough so I can freeze them and pull them out when I need a quick delicious meal! Thank you for the mazing recipe!

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