Alexia Onion Rings Spinach Quesadillas

by Alli

This post, Spinach Quesadillas, was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. 

Spring has sprung! Gone are the dark, cold days of stews and soups simmering in the slow cooker. Bring on the fresh, bold flavors of spring AND the ease in preparing quick, delicious meals.

I’m ready to spring into flavor with Alexia all-natural fries and onion rings!

Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Baseball Season Begins

My 4 grandsons kicked off their baseball season this past Saturday and I try to never miss a game. That’s 4 boys on 4 different teams.

Sometimes their games overlap or are being played at the same exact time. It takes a little creative scheduling to make sure someone (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) is watching every game.

Good thing planning dinner is not complicated! My go-to meal when I’m in a hurry, yet want a delicious meal, is Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas with Spicy Lime-Cilantro Dipping Sauce.  

I do believe this is the best quesadilla recipe I’ve ever created and my entire family agrees! If there are any leftovers (that’s a big IF), my daughter is usually the first to call dibs and packs them away for her lunch the next day.

Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Because my Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas are so quick and easy to make, this would be the perfect recipe to let the kids help out with the layering and measuring.

I always throw the ingredients for the dipping sauce (recipe below) into the blender, blend it real good and place it in the fridge to chill while I finish dinner.  

After gathering all the ingredients for the quesadillas, I bake the onion rings according to the directions on the package.

Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Alexia Quesadillas

While the onion rings are baking, I add a tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet and slightly wilt the spinach on medium heat.  Be careful not to overcook the spinach.

Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Once the onion rings are golden brown and crispy and the aroma is tempting me to take a bite, the layering process begins.  

I layer shredded pepper-jack cheese, spinach, and onion rings onto a large whole-grain tortilla. Then I add another layer of cheese and top it off with a tortilla.

Alexia Onion RIngs & Spinach Quesadilla

Helpful Hint: I like to live on the wild side by building a large tortilla (serves 2) and seeing how well I can flip it, but you can also layer all the ingredients on one half of the tortilla, fold it and it’s much easier to handle.

All About the Grill Marks

I’m all about the grill marks, so I spritz a little cooking spray on my grill pan, heat it to medium, and cook the quesadillas (one at a time) until they are lightly browned and the cheese is melted.  

If a little cheese happens to spill out, that’s an added bonus.  It adds a crispiness to the tortillas.

Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Helpful Hint: Use a Pizza Cutter to cut Quesadillas

I use my pizza cutter to cut the quesadillas into quarters and I have 4 generous portions. Oh, yeah, while I’m putting the quesadillas together, I have Alexia spicy sweet potato fries baking away in the oven. They’re the perfect side dish!

Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

In case you have never thought to add onion rings to your quesadillas before, you have to try it!  The crispiness of the panko breading adds the perfect crunch and the flavor of the sea salt and onions are a treat to the taste buds!

Yield: 4-6 servings

Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas

Spinach Quesadillas have even more flavor when you add Alexia Onion Rings. These easy-to-make quesadillas are delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Alexia Onion Rings (baked according to the package directions)
  • 1 bunch fresh baby spinach (about 12 oz.)
  • 4 whole-grain tortillas,
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded pepper-jack cheese

Spicy Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • Zest and juice of one lime
  • 1 cup Greek nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bake Alexia Onion Rings according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add spinach and cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes or until slightly wilted.
  3. For each tortilla: Layer 1/4 cup cheese on a tortilla. Add a layer of wilted spinach and a layer of Alexia Onion Rings, broken into pieces.
  4. Add another 1/4 cup cheese. Top with another tortilla.
  5. Spray skillet (or griddle) with cooking spray and cook tortilla until lightly browned. Carefully flip and cook the other side until light brown. Repeat with the remaining tortilla.
  6. Slice into quarters. Serve with Spicy Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce.
  7. To make the dipping sauce, place cilantro leaves, lime zest and juice, Greek yogurt, garlic, and chipotle pepper in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth. Add the olive oil and process until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in the refrigerator.

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39 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) April 14, 2015 - 7:19 am

Those sound amazing. I love making things with spinach because my kids normally won’t eat it unless it’s in something like this.

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Alli April 14, 2015 - 8:15 am

I’m a spinach lover, too. And it’s so good for us.

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Madaline April 14, 2015 - 7:48 am

These are going on my American shopping list. I haven’t had a decent onion in ring in SOOO long.

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Alli April 14, 2015 - 8:14 am

I love Alexia products – the gourmet crispy onion rings AND the spicy sweet potato fries are awesome.

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Shirley Wood April 14, 2015 - 7:53 am

We just polished off a bag of Alexia sweet potato fries! We need to try their onion rings. I like the fact that we can cook Alexia products in the oven and they taste great!
I so understand that ball scheduling with 4 grandsons who play ball also, I have been there and done that! Little League is in full swing but the season at their school is winding down now. Ball season with my grands is my favorite time of the year!

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Alli April 14, 2015 - 8:13 am

Yes, I love ball season! Dixie Youth started this past Saturday and I believe there are games every night this week except Wednesday and that’s Bible Study night – so no more free nights for me. My son-in-law is coaching 2 teams because they didn’t have enough coaches this year. I LOVE Alexia spicy sweet potato fries and the original. I also like their slogan – Farm to Flavor. I also cook mine in the oven and I like how crispy they turn out.

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Erin April 14, 2015 - 8:54 am

Oh yum! I need a reason to make this today, it looks so yummy!

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Logan Can April 14, 2015 - 9:16 am

This looks really good! I love Alexia’s sweet potato fries. I especially like the name. Alexia is my middle name. 🙂

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Erlene April 14, 2015 - 10:21 am

I thought I was the only one that liked the challenge of flipping a giant…lol. I never thought about adding crunchy onion rings to a tortilla and will have to try it.

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Chubskulit Rose April 14, 2015 - 10:21 am

My eyes are fixed on those spinach quesadillas but I am sure my husband would love the onion rings. Oh boy, you just made me hungry lol.

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Carissa Pelletier April 14, 2015 - 12:16 pm

They sound delish! My kids would adore the sweet potato fries and I love the idea of pairing spinach with the crispy onion rings. Yum!

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Olivia Schwab April 14, 2015 - 12:51 pm

These look incredible! I’ve been obsessed with spinach lately so I’m going to have to try putting it in a quesadilla soon! Love it!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle April 14, 2015 - 1:03 pm

That looks so good. This is the perfect weekend meal for kicking back and watching a movie.

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Jeanine April 14, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Yum this all looks and sounds amazing! I haven’t ever seen Alexia here before, I will have to look around but I’m not sure we have this products! Looks soooo good all of it though!

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IttyBittyFoodies April 14, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Alexa is one of the few frozen items we actually do stock in our freezer. We usually buy fresh or organic but I trust the Alexa name!

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Tami April 14, 2015 - 4:21 pm

I absolutely love cheesy spinach enchiladas. I’m sure I’d love the quesadillas equally, if not more!

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lisa April 14, 2015 - 4:50 pm

This sounds like an awesome recipe! We love onion rings in our house!

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Terri Ramsey Beavers April 14, 2015 - 5:24 pm

I love getting creative in the kitchen and especially love coming up with new ways to make quesadillas. I’d love to try your Alexia Onion Rings & Spinach Quesadillas recipe, it sounds amazingly delicious.

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Diane Sullivan April 14, 2015 - 5:45 pm

Those spicy sweet potato fries look incredible. I have tasted the regular and loved them. I can’t imagine how delicious the others would be. I never thought to add Spinach to a quesadilla! Yummo! You are making me seriously hungry!

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Liz Mays April 14, 2015 - 7:26 pm

That sounds like a really good combo. Mmm, those spinach quesadillas would be so good right now.

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Zan April 14, 2015 - 8:42 pm

This looks really good and I know it taste great, too! Those sweet potato fries from Walmart are my favorite. But I haven’t tried the onions!

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michele d April 14, 2015 - 8:49 pm

Loving those Onion Rings. We buy them quite often they are so yummy!

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Stephanie April 14, 2015 - 10:20 pm

My kids are such picky eaters, but quesadillas are something that I can always get them to try! I love the inclusion of spinach in your recipe, and oh my yum on adding Alexia Onion Rings in the questadilla! Thanks for sharing #client

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Fi Ní Neachtáin April 15, 2015 - 6:59 am

Oh these sound so delicious! I’d love a quesadilla right now, they are always so delicious! 🙂

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Krayl April 15, 2015 - 8:59 am

I see trouble with this recipe! Perfect for late night munching – load it up with anything from your fridge and you are good to go!

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Tammy April 15, 2015 - 9:15 am

I LOVE their onion rings. Have some in the freezer right now. Crispy right out of the oven. And this recipe looks so good.

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Breanna April 15, 2015 - 11:24 am

I love their prodcuts. I have yey to try the onion rings but I think I will now. This recipe looks divine and yummy. My kids love quesadillas, all variations.

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Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods April 15, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Onion rings are my husband’s favorite! Thanks so much for the awesome recipe!

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Chrystal @ YUM eating April 15, 2015 - 3:04 pm

That is a pretty spiffy idea for the onion rings. Looks good. I love these onion rings and I have bought them a few times since I was able to try them. So much easier than trying to make them myself. I hate cutting onions.

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Krystal April 15, 2015 - 5:02 pm

I am loving this dish. I love the onion rings! It sounds really good!

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Rosey April 15, 2015 - 9:43 pm

I’ve seen the Alexia brand in stores but I haven’t tried it. I certainly will give them a go!

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ricci April 15, 2015 - 10:28 pm

I LOVE the Alexia sweet potato fries and those onion rings look amazing!! I need to try them ASAP!!

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Dogvills April 16, 2015 - 9:50 am

2 of my favorite things. Onion rings and quesdillas. I love the Alexia brand

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Brittany Dickerson April 16, 2015 - 10:20 am

This looks like food heaven! I’ve never tried Alexia fries, but I am adding them to me shopping list!

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Gabriel April 16, 2015 - 10:46 am

I occasionally get the urge for onion rings but without a deep fryer they are so hard to get good ones unless you go out. These look tasty.

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Manu Kalia April 17, 2015 - 12:08 am

This makes me want to try the Alexia’s sweet potato fries. My wife would love to see this.

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Shannon Gurnee April 18, 2015 - 7:30 pm

I love onion rings, but I haven’t seen this brand before. I’ll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for sharing.

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Kelly Hutchinson April 18, 2015 - 9:03 pm

We love the Alexia frozen products in our home. I appreciate the flavor as well as the quality. I have never had spinach in my quesadillas. Genius!

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