Italian Style Quesadillas

Quesadillas are very similar to the Italian Piadina, it’s basically the same kind of tortilla filled with different ingredients.

As you know I like Mexican food on a very restricted base. I like their nachos, guacamole, pico de gallio, and chicken quesadillas.

The other day I had some friends over for dinner and I was searching for some starters so I thought about making quesadillas, but why would an Italian invite their American friends and feed them Mexican food…that didn’t make much sense to me. So I decided to space things up a bit and make what I’ve called an “Italian Style Quesadillas”.

They loved it! I loved it! I hope you’ll love it too

Ingredients (8 servings):

  • 2 tortillas (or piadina)
  • 300 g mushrooms
  • 100 g prosciutto
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese
  • extra butter for tortillas

Start by washing and slicing up the mushrooms

then throw them in a skillet with 2 tbsp of olive oil, saute’

pour in 1/2 cup of white wine, add salt and continue cooking until liquid is evaporated

Remove from heat and set aside

In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp of butter

and throw in the already washed and dry spinach

Sprinkle 1 tsp of salt and cook for about 5-8 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside

Grate up some mozzarella cheese

Now we are ready to assemble the quesadilla. Start with a layer of mushrooms

then spinach

then prosciutto

and finish with shredded mozzarella

Cover with an other tortilla

Heat a grill pan and melt some butter

Place the tortillas in the pan and cook at medium heat for about 2-3 min. Smear the top of the tortillas with butten

then flip i over and cook for 3 more minute or until golden brown and cheese is melted

Remove from pan and slice it up

Serve warm with sour cream!


One serving provides:

  • Calories: 132
  • Fat: 8.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.