This is my delicious spinach and crab quesadillas recipe. It’s so easy and piled high with crabmeat and can be eaten year round. Which I do!
Quesadillas are my favorite, favorite Mexican food to eat at the moment. Isn’t it funny that your tastes change from year to year?
Or day to day? If you had asked me years ago, I would have said fajitas were my favorite Mexican food to eat.
Then I switched to burritos. Not sure why that switch occurred. Speaking of burritos, my friend Devon used to make chicken and bean burritos in bulk, freeze them and take them out when she wanted one. I remember helping her make them a few times.
I loved those burritos. Devon makes a mean burrito.
Back then, I only ate Mexican food at a restaurant. Never homemade. What was I thinking? Mexican food is so easy to make.
Don’t you agree?
Wait til you see how easy and yummy this crab quesadilla is!!
How to make the Spinach and Crab Quesadillas
Here are the ingredients for the spinach and crab quesadillas. Crabmeat, spinach, tortillas, muenster cheese and shredded Mexican cheese.
I open up my package of spinach and cut it up. I want smaller pieces of spinach in my quesadillas. Then I grab my wok and heat it on medium. I dribble 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the pan and add the spinach.
I sauté the spinach for 3 – 5 minutes, until it wilts.
Next, I heat up another sauté pan on medium low and spray in some cooking spray. I add a tortilla, one piece of muenster cheese and some Mexican cheese.
I cover the pan so the cheese melts faster.
I want you to imagine a beautiful chord being played on the piano.
Now imagine me singing, Craaaaaaaabmeeeeeeeat!
That’s how I feel about this premium crabmeat! I hear music and want to sing about it. They didn’t have my usual brand of crabmeat, so I was forced to use this brand and you know what? I’m glad. It is really good.
So good, that after making a few quesadillas out of some of the meat, I hoarded it and ate it for multiple lunches.
Multiple. By my onesies! But don’t worry. Christopher doesn’t really like crabmeat, so I wasn’t being a piggie.
Then again, it was one honking can of crabmeat. So, maybe I was.
I add a few forkfuls of crabmeat to the tortilla.
I also add the spinach and re-cover the pan.
Once the flour tortilla gets browned, I fold the tortilla in half and plate it.
I add some refried beans, salsa, more cheese if I want it and some chips.
Doesn’t that look yummy?
Let’s look at it from a closer perspective.
I couldn’t wait any longer. And I had to take a bite.
I hope you enjoyed this spinach and crab quesadillas recipe.
It is sooooo good!
Please feel free to leave me a comment. What’s your favorite seafood? I’d love to know.
And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 12 ounces spinach cut into smaller pieces
- 2 ounces crabmeat drained
- 1 pieces muenster cheese
- 1 tablespoon Mexican cheese
- 1 flour tortilla fajita size
- Cooking spray
- Refried beans
- Tortilla chips
- Making the Crab Quesadillas
- Heat sauté pan on medium and add olive oil, add spinach and salt and sauté spinach for 5 minutes
- Heat another sauté pan (or same one) on medium/low, add cooking spray and add a flour tortilla, muenster cheese and Mexican cheese. Cover and let cheese melt
- Add crabmeat and spinach, re-cover pan and once the flour tortilla browns, fold it over
- Plate with some beans, salsa and chips
- Cut crab quesadillas in half
I only made one quesadilla, but you can make as many as you want!!