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These Vegetable Quesadillas are filled with sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms, tossed with seasoning and black beans. Fried in a pan until crispy and the cheese is melted, they are a quick and easy yet filling lunch or dinner!

Serve them with my Restaurant Style Salsa or Avocado Dip. They make for a perfect topping along with cilantro!

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Our quick yet tasty lunch lately is what you see above in the photo: veggie-packed quesadillas! First of all, quesadillas on their own are super quick and easy to make, anyone can whip them up. Add colorful veggies and beans with seasoning and you have a whole new level of tasty! These quesadillas are a great lunch or dinner, approved and enjoyed by kids and adults. Customize them to your needs and enjoy them with salsa or dip!

Ingredients:

  • soft flour tortillas
  • bell peppers
  • yellow onion
  • baby Bella mushrooms
  • cheese: cheddar and Pepper Jack
  • seasoning: ground cumin, chili powder, salt
  • black beans

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How to make Vegetable Quesadillas?

  • Start by chopping vegetables and shredding cheese.
  • Saute peppers and onion in a skillet, with oil.

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  • Add mushrooms and saute for a few minutes.
  • Add seasoning and stir in. Add beans. Cook everything together for a few minutes.
  • Place a generous amount of cheese on a flour tortilla, then place it in a hot skillet.
  • Add filling and fold over one half of the tortilla. Fry on both sides until brown and crispy.
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

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Can I make them ahead of time?

If you like your quesadillas crispy on the outside, I suggest making the filling first, then storing it in a container, in the fridge for up to 4 days. It will be ready for you to layer it with cheese and tortillas and fry up!

What veggies can I use to make vegetable quesadillas?

Any you like! I used peppers, onions and mushrooms. Use what’s in season. Zucchini, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, etc. make for a delicious filling too!

Can I make vegetable quesadillas healthier?

Absolutely! Instead of sauteing in a pan, grill your veggies! Also, swap the flour tortillas for a healthier whole-wheat kind. Choose corn tortillas if you are avoiding gluten.

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Vegetable Quesadillas

These Vegetable Quesadillas are filled with sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms, tossed with seasoning and black beans. Fried in a pan until crispy and the cheese is melted, they are a quick and easy yet filling lunch or dinner!

Course: Main Dish

Cuisine: Mexican

Keyword: vegetable quesadillas

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 352 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cup cooked or canned black beans see note
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar

Instructions

  1. Chop peppers and onions.

  2. Shredd cheese.

  3. In a skillet, heat up oil.

  4. Add peppers and onion and saute until the onion is translucent.

  5. Add mushrooms and saute for 3 minutes, stirring often.

  6. Add seasoning and stir in. Add beans. Cook everything together for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often.

  7. Remove filling onto a plate, set aside.

  8. Place a generous amount of cheese on a flour tortilla, then place it in a hot skillet.

  9. Add filling and fold over one half of the tortilla. Fry on both sides until brown and crispy.

  10. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • I cook dry black beans in my Instant Pot, cool them completely and freeze them in portions. They are perfect for casseroles, skillet dinners and these quesadillas. You can also use canned beans, just don’t forget to rinse them well.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.

Nutrition Facts

Vegetable Quesadillas

Amount Per Serving

Calories 352 Calories from Fat 153

% Daily Value*

Fat 17g26%

Saturated Fat 8g50%

Cholesterol 35mg12%

Sodium 711mg31%

Potassium 458mg13%

Carbohydrates 34g11%

Fiber 6g25%

Sugar 5g6%

Protein 16g32%

Vitamin A 1467IU29%

Vitamin C 119mg144%

Calcium 320mg32%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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