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Easy Veggie and Bean Quesadillas

Veggie and protein-packed easy meal for kids and adults.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 14-ounce can black or pinto beans about 1 1/2 cups cooked beans
  • 1/4 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup finey chopped baby spinach or sub any veggies you like
  • 2 Tbsp jarred mild salsa
  • 4 to 5 large tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • avocado or vegetable oil, for cooking


  • Drain and rinse canned beans in a colander. Be sure to drain well to remove any excess water. Add beans to a bowl with the vegetables and salsa. Use a potato masher or the back of a large spoon to stir and mash all the ingredients together.
  • To assemble quesadillas, add about 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese on one half of a tortilla, spread on about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the bean mixture, then top with another 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold the opposite side of the tortilla over the filling and press gently to seal. Repeat with remaining tortillas. You may have some bean mixture leftover depending on how much you put in each quesadilla.
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add a small amount of oil to the pan or brush the outside of the tortillas with oil. Cook the quesadillas until browned and crisp, about one minute per side. Add additional oil as needed.
  • Remove cooked quesadillas to a cutting board and allow to cool for a minute before cutting into wedges. Enjoy warm.
Keyword easy dinner, toddler meals, vegetarian kids