Sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

The flavours of spanakopita are out of this world. Anyone who thinks that they don’t like spinach has never had it mixed with feta and ricotta, the combination of which is then wrapped and baked or fried into a crispy package. There are so many different recipes for spanakopita and we have yet to try one we haven’t loved.

The only downside to making spanakopita is the time commitment. Opening your own phyllo is an art and it takes patience and practice. Using store-bought phyllo sheets is much simpler, but still requires a bit of care as you lay your sheets out and make little spanakopita triangles. But using tortillas? Well, this just is a game-changing technique!

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

The inspiration for our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla comes from The Pioneer Woman who shared a sheet pan chicken chili quesadilla that looks amazing! Although our filling is different, and Greek, the technique for assembling the quesadilla and baking it is pretty much the same. The possibilities for fillings are actually endless and we can’t wait to try more creative ways to adapt this fabulous idea.

Although spanakopita purists will certainly cringe at the thought of using tortillas in place of phyllo, our response is, don’t knock it until you try it! Assembly is quick, the tortillas gets super crispy, and it is a totally non-greasy meal. We love our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla so much that we can totally see ourselves making it even when we have hours and hours to roll out our own phyllo.

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

How to assemble sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

You will need a total of 8 large tortillas. You will begin by laying out 7 of them across the bottom of your sheet pan, being sure to cover the entire surface. Your tortillas will overlap and besides the one that will be placed in the center of your pan, the remaining 6 will be half on your pan, and half off.

Once you have evenly spread out your filling you will place your 8th tortilla in the center of your pan and then fold the bottom tortillas over. All the filling should be covered!

What kind of tortillas should be used for the sheet pan quesadilla?

We used white flour tortillas but you can use whole wheat tortillas or even corn tortillas. You can also use a combination. The important thing is to ensure that they are large enough to easily cover the bottom surface of your pan, and to fold over the filling.

Bake your sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

The trick to a crispy and perfectly cooked sheet pan quesadilla is to cook it with a second baking tray set on top of the quesadilla, pressing down on it. If you don’t use the second baking tray your quesadilla will puff up, and will bake unevenly.

We like to layer a piece of parchment paper on top of the between the quesadilla and the top baking tray, but this is optional.

To serve your sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

Immediately after removing the quesadilla from the oven, transfer it to a cooling rack. This will prevent the bottom from getting soggy as it sits in the pan. Use a pizza cutter or a sharp knife to cut your sheet pan quesadilla. It cuts best when it has cooled a little bit.

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.
An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.
An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

More spanakopita inspired recipes:


Spanakopita mac and cheese

Spinach and cheese pita pocket

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An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.
An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

Sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla
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Course: Breakfast, Light meal, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Greek
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Mia Kouppa


  • 2 baking trays 15.25 x 10.25 x 0.75 inches
  • Colander
  • Off-set spatula optional
  • Parchment paper
  • Cooling rack
  • Pizza Cutter optional


  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil plus extra for brushing onto tortillas
  • cup chopped parsley
  • cup chopped dill
  • 2 tbsp finely diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onion
  • 312 grams baby spinach 11 ounces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • ½ cup (125 mL) ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Take one of your baking trays and brush the bottom with some olive oil. Place 6 tortillas around the edges of the baking tray so that half of the tortilla is on the tray and the other half is hanging over the side. Take a 7th tortilla and place it in the center of your baking tray (see image). The goal is to ensure that you do not see any part of your baking tray. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium heat add your oil, parsley, dill, red onion and green onion and saute for 3 - 5 minutes. Next, add in the spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted down.
    2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil, ⅓ cup chopped parsley, ⅓ cup chopped dill, 2 tbsp finely diced red onion, 2 tbsp chopped green onion, 312 grams baby spinach
  • Transfer your spinach to a colander and allow to drain. When cool enough to handle, coarsely chop the cooked spinach mixture.
  • Transfer the spinach to a large bowl and stir in the ricotta, crumbled feta, beaten egg, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
    1 cup crumbled feta, ½ cup (125 mL) ricotta cheese, 1 large egg, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper
  • Place your spinach mixture onto the tortillas you have arranged on the baking tray. Use an off-set spatula or the back of a spoon to spread it evenly across the entire baking tray. Place an 8th tortilla in the center of the baking tray and then fold over the tortillas which were hanging over the side of the baking tray. You should completely cover your spinach mixture.
  • Brush the top of your tortillas with a bit of olive oil and cover the top with a sheet of parchment paper. Next, place your second baking tray on top of your parchment paper and press down.
  • Bake in the middle rack of your oven for 20 - 25 minutes. You may need to remove the top baking tray and parchment paper near the end of the cooking time in order to brown the top. You can also set your oven to broil for a minute or so (watch carefully so that you don't burn it).
  • Once cooked, transfer to a cooling rack to prevent the bottom of your quesadilla from getting soggy. Wait 5 minutes and then transfer to a cutting board to continue cooling. Your sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla is easier to cut when it has cooled a bit.
  • Cut into serving sizes of your choice. We like to use a pizza cutter to do this, but a sharp knifer would also work.
  • Enjoy!


The best way to re-heat leftover sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla is either in the oven or on a non-stick skillet.  This will keep your tortilla nice and crispy.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5621IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 4mg

Thanks for sharing!


  1. Elaine & James says:

    This is brilliant, we can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thank you so much dear Elaine and James!!! We hope you do give it a try and that you love it as much as we do!! Let us know guys 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

  2. Anastasia says:

    Do you think this would work just the same with Siete Cassava Flour tortillas?

    1. miakouppa says:

      Hi Anastasia! We’ve never used those so we can’t be sure but our guess is that it would work just fine. Before committing however, maybe make an individual portion of this dish, to be sure the cassava tortillas hold up and you don’t end up wasting a whole lot of ingredients. Just use one tortilla, place filling on one half of it, fold over and bake. Hope that helps and let us know how it turns out! xoxo Helen & Billie

  3. Well, we wanted something different for dinner tonight and the family’s consensus was: it may be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made for them. hahaha
    Super easy, inexpensive, fun & fast.
    Honestly, we go to a LOT of picnics / football parties / beach parties etc and this was SO easy, light and delicious, it’ll be on the top of my go-to’s for all events.5 stars

    1. miakouppa says:

      Oh wow! Thanks so much for this feedback Lisa 🙂 We are thrilled that you gave our recipe a try and that the entire family loved it! Yay! Thanks for taking the time to comment and hope that you continue to fine much to love here with us 🙂 xoxo Helen & Billie

  4. This looks delicious! My son is allergic to eggs, is there anything I can replace it with? Thank you!

    1. miakouppa says:

      Thanks so much Poly! The egg helps to bind the filling, but is not essential. You can simply omit it, or, you can try replacing it with 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds and 1 tablespoon of water (mix these together before adding to the filling). The flax seeds are a regular egg substitute when we are baking and don’t want to use eggs. On another note, we have a lot of egg-free recipes on our site – a good place to start would be to look up our lenten recipes (these don’t contain eggs or dairy). Hope it helps! Enjoy the recipe, and we hope your son does too! xoxo Helen & Billie

  5. Can you do any prep the day before? Can it be all made the day before?

    1. miakouppa says:

      Hi Lorri! You can definitely prep the filling the day before, omitting the egg. Then, the day you want to bake your spanakopita quesadilla, mix in the egg, assemble and bake. Of course, you can make the entire thing the day before and bake it. You can reheat it in the oven for 5 – 10 minutes so that it is warmed through. Enjoy! This is one of our favourite recipes! xoxo Helen & Billie

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