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Mini Spinach and Shrimp Quesadillas with Avocado

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp (9 ounces)
  • 1 package Green Giant Chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 8 tortillas (street-taco size)
  • 4 slices Sargento provolone cheese
  • 1 large avocado seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Sargento Off the Block Mexican Cheese
  • Serve with: chopped parsley, sour cream, green goddess dressing, etc. (optional)
  • nonstick spray

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F, and line a medium-sized baking sheet with foil. Add 9 ounces of the SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp and lay out in an even layer (reseal the box, freeze, and serve the rest at a later time). Place the shrimp in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are crispy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool for just a minute.
  • While the shrimp is baking, prepare your spinach. Remove the spinach from the pouch and place it in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. As the spinach heats up, break it apart with a wooden spoon until it is loose, about 4 minutes. At this point, season the spinach with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Stir and cook for an additional 4 minutes or until the spinach is hot. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Take your slightly cooled shrimp and loosely chop it. Set aside.
  • Preheat a griddle pan over medium heat and spray it with a nonstick spray. While your pan is heating up, assemble your quesadillas. On 4 tortillas layer a slice of provolone cheese, a couple of slices of avocado, 2 tablespoons of the chopped spinach, 2 tablespoons of the popcorn shrimp, and a tablespoon or two of the shredded cheese. Top them with the remaining 4 tortillas.
  • Working in batches (I did two at a time), place the quesadillas on the hot pan. Cook for about 3 minutes or until brown on one side and flip. Cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the cheese is melty. Remove from heat and repeat for the remaining quesadillas.
  • Cut the quesadillas into fours and serve with desired dressing or sour cream. Sprinkle with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy immediately!