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Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Yay it’s Friday!  I do love weekends.  Weekends mean time with my little family, and it means more time and the excuse to get creative in my kitchen.  When I don’t have the timeline of rushed weeknight dinners, I like to make our meals a little more special.  It’s also great because my husband is home and he loves to cook too, so our cooking becomes a joint effort and I love that!  So last weekend we decided to have fun with our Sunday lunch and we made these scrumptious quesadillas.

And I do declare this is my favourite quesadilla of all times.  Feed it to me morning, noon and night.  It has all of my fave ingredients: spinach, goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes, basil, garlic and caramelized onions.  Is your mouth watering yet?

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes

Loaded with flavour, fresh ingredients and ooey gooey cheese…yum

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes {A Pretty Life}

Spinach, onions, garlic, basil…seriously…can it get any better?

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes {A Pretty Life}

Why yes it can…add sundried tomatoes, shredded white cheese and goat cheese.  The bomb!

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes {A Pretty Life}

 These quesadillas make a perfect lunch…they’re light yet hearty, and so simple to make.  No, these are not complicated at all.  In fact, these would make a great mid afternoon meal when you have company over.  They appear all kinds of gourmet, but the secret is they’re so easy!



Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes


  • 12 small flour or gluten free tortillas
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 68 tbsp goat cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (can use Monterey Jack (white cheddar or Havarti))
  • 6 tbsp chopped sundried tomatoes (and drained)
  • leaves handful of fresh spinach


  1. In a pan, melt the butter with the olive oil.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, and basil and season with salt & pepper, and cook over low heat until the onions are a caramel colour. About 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat a griddle over medium to hight heat. (I like to use a pancake grill)
  4. Brush the grill with olive oil.
  5. Add the tortillas to the grill and toast the inside of the tortillas for about 30 seconds, then take the tortillas off the grill to assemble your quesadillas.

Assembling the quesadillas:

  1. On 6 of the tortillas, sprinkle about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese, 1 – 2 tbsp goat cheese, followed by 1 tbsp chopped sundried tomatoes, heaping 1 – 2 tbsp caramelized onion mixture, and 3-4 fresh spinach leaves, then finish off with another tbsp of shredded cheese.

Cooking the quesadillas:

  1. Add the quesadillas to the grill and cook for about 1 – 2 minutes on each side, or until the tortillas are gently golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  2. Enjoy!

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 You can make these completely gluten free as well, just substitute out the flour tortilla for gluten free ones.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Caramelized Onions and Sun Dried Tomatoes {A Pretty Life}

I hope you try and enjoy these quesadillas!

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Have a delicious day!

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    March 14, 2014 at 5:03 AM

    These look delish! I’d like to have one right now!

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    March 14, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    OMG that looks good! I love all the ingredients. I need to make this today LOL.

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    March 14, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    I need to make these soon – we love quesadillas! I never thought to add spinach to them, what a great idea!

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      March 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      We love them too! They’re just so easy to make and they’re perfect for changing up the ingredients with!

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    March 14, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    I love this version of quesadillas. Goat cheese is one of my favourite cheeses, I just love cheese period, and with the combo of onion and sundried tomato…perfection!

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      March 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

      Thank you Stacey! I love goat cheese too…SO much…can’t stop eating… 😉

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    Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
    March 14, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    I’m so incredibly boring with my quesadillas, chicken and cheese. I NEED to try this, looks divine!

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      March 16, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      Thanks Tammi! These are great because you can add anything you like to them! So good!

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    Virginia Fynes
    March 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Yes, mouth is watering! Delish!

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    Stephanie @ Spaceships and Laser Beams
    March 15, 2014 at 5:56 AM

    This looks too delicious for words!!!

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    Inspire Me Heather
    March 16, 2014 at 6:27 AM

    Dang that looks good! I haven’t made quesadillas in ages either, thanks Jo-Anna!!

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    Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens
    March 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    This looks soooo good and my husband would go nuts for it!

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    March 17, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    These look amazing, Jo-Anna! We love quesadillas around here. Pinning!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    March 18, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    These looks absolutely delicious! I love anything with GOAT cheese! So yummy!

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    Mrs. Stewart
    March 23, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    I JUST purchased goat cheese and sundried tomato. I had some left over from my recipe, and now I know what to do with them next! This is going to be a great day for lunch! 🙂

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    March 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    This looks tasty and easy to make! Def keep in mind when preparing lunches for work

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
    March 31, 2014 at 4:49 AM

    Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday this week! Pinning…. I love easy recipes

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    August 18, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    I made these and they are DELICIOUS! What would you suggest as a side dish to pair with this? I’m having a hard time figuring out what should go with it to balance out the strong flavor of the goat cheese.

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      August 19, 2014 at 8:37 PM

      Oh I’m so glad you liked them! They’re a big it here in our house! When I make them I don’t really pair them with anything else, but if I were to I’d likely make a spinach salad with chunks of fruit and a tangy dressing! Yum!

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    July 9, 2018 at 7:28 AM

    5 stars
    These are pretty AMAZING! This is a keeper recipe. MY only regret was not making more the first time I made them. Thanks!

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