Shamrock Quesadillas for St. Patricks Day

By | March 7, 2013

Shamrock Quesadillas

Quick to prepare and fun to eat,  Shamrock Quesadillas make a fun St. Patrick’s Day lunch for kids and adults alike.

I love to make serve fun meals for my family on St. Patrick’s Day.  Everything is usually green or shamrock shaped.  So I was thrilled to discover spinach tortillas at the grocery store.  Cut with a large cookie cutter, they are easily transformed into Shamrock Quesadillas.

Tip:  If your kids don’t like or can’t have cheese, no problem.  Just make them into Shamrock peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Or use the same cookie cuttter to cut lunch meat for a Shamrock Sandwich.

Shamrock Quesadillas Recipe

You will need a large shamrock cookie cutter for this recipe.  Mine is 5 inches in size.

Shamrock Quesadillas


  • Spinach Tortillas (mine were the large wrap size)
  • Cheese of choice, shredded (we used co-jack, but muenster is good too.)
  • Toppings of choice, optional (chicken, veggies, etc)
  • Butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Shamrock Quesadillas

Use the shamrock cookie cutter to cut out your tortillas.  You will need 2 Shamrock shapes for each quesadillas.

Shamrock Quesadillas

Use a pastry brush to brush one shamrock with butter.  Place butter side down on a baking sheet.

Shamrock Quesadillas

Sprinkle with shredded cheese and add toppings of choice.  Top with a second shamrock and brush top with butter.  Repeat for remaining shamrock shapes.  Bake for 5 minutes or so, checking frequently.  You want the shamrock quesadillas to just be starting to brown and get a little crispy.

Shamrock Quesadillas

Tip:  If you can’t find spinach tortillas at your local grocery store, they are available on Amazon.  Or you can also make your own.  Tammy’s Recipes has a good recipe you can try.  I saw Trader Joe’s has a pesto cheese that would be good on this and would make it a completely green meal!

If you like this Shamrock Quesadillas recipe, I would love it if you would pin it. For even  more fun ideas, be sure to check out all my St. Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes here at A Heart Full of Love or my St. Patrick’s Day Board on Pinterest.  So tell me… Are you having a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day?  What will you be making?

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