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Spicy Shrimp & Spinach Quesadilla

Libby & Maya with Lemony Thyme
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2


For the shrimp...

  • 1/4 lb. medium shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning

For the spinach...

  • 3 cups about 4 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

For the quesadillas...

  • 2 ounces Monterey jack cheese grated
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese grated
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • butter for pan frying


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Melt butter, add shrimp; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Sauté for 2 minutes, flip shrimp and sauté another 1-2 minutes until shrimp have turned pink. Remove from pan and reserve.
  • Add 1 Tbl. butter to skillet, add spinach and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Melt butter in pan over medium heat; add flour tortilla. Top with shredded cheese, sautéed spinach, shrimp, and a bit more cheese. Top with second tortilla; flip when golden brown. Pan fry for an additional minute until golden brown. Remove from pan and cut into quarters or sixths. Repeat for second quesadilla.