Shamrock Quesadilla

If you love tortillas and cheese … and who doesn’t? … quesadillas are an easy thing to whip up for breakfast, lunch, appetizers or even dinner!  Since spinach tortillas are green, they’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  I made a Shamrock Quesadilla to share with you, took photos and ate it for lunch … love a good quesadilla, with some fruit on the side.

Shamrock Quesadilla for St. Patrick's Day by SweetSimpleStuff

Yep, this was my lunch … spinach tortilla, sharp cheddar cheese and a pear … filling and tasty!  Shamrock quesadillas could be used an appetizer … three sections, easy to pick up … great finger food … simply make however many shamrocks you need.  This green treat and fresh fruit would make a great after school snack for the  kiddos, too!   A small flower cookie cutter was used to make a cute design in the top tortilla and to cut the core from the pear.

Spinach Cheddar Shamrock Quesadilla by SweetSimpleStuff

Substitutions are easy if you’re not a sharp cheddar cheese fan … any sliced cheese that melts fairly easy will work.  If d’anjou pears aren’t available … how about a green apple, kiwi slice, celery stick or even a green pepper slice for a great stem!

This is what you will need to make the shamrock as shown …

Shamrock spinach tortilla quesadilla  by SweetSimpleStuff

Shamrock Quesadilla

  • 1 spinach tortilla or wrap (about 10″ diameter)
  • 1-2 slices sharp cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice … maybe Irish cheddar)
  • 1 d’anjou pear (or green apple, etc.)
  • cookies cutters (about a 3″ heart and 1″ flower)
  1. Use the heart cookie cutter to cut 6 hearts from the spinach tortilla.  Use the flower cookie cutter to cut a design in 3 of those hearts.
  2. Spray a skillet with non-stick spray.  Lay the 3 plain hearts in the pan, arrange cheese (triangle shapes) on hearts.  Top each one with a heart that has a cut out.  You can add the little flowers to the pan to make little tortilla chips!  Hint:  you could use the microwave oven and skip the stovetop … whatever floats your boat 😉
  3. Cook on medium heat until cheese is melted (do not turn hearts over!).  Use a lid to help melt the cheese faster.
  4. Slice the pear horizontally and use the flower cutter to remove the stem and seeds.  Cut a sliver of one slice to use as the shamrock stem.
  5. Assemble on shamrock on plate and enjoy!

Shamrock spinach quesadilla by SweetSimpleStuff  Shamrock cheddar quesadilla by SweetSimpleStuff

If you are beer drinker … pour a green one, pretend to be Irish (if your’re not really Irish) for a day and have a Shamrock Quesadilla … not that quesadillas are authentic Irish food 😉

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Quesadilla by SweetSimpleStuff

I always look forward to your comments, opinions and suggestions ♣


6 thoughts on “Shamrock Quesadilla

  1. Looks delish. Good idea to cover to make the cheese melt. Just now thinking – what about if you put the bottom tortilla in pan first with cheese and then when it starts to melt, add the top tortilla with the cut out flower?

    Tavette – S. Fla.


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