June 2, 2021

Bean Quesadilla

Avatar photoAuthorShana GohlCategoryDifficultyBeginner


An easy cheeseless quesadilla using refried beans to bind together. You can experiment with some fun add ins like roasted bell peppers, onions or even some spicy peppers.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins


 1 cup vegetarian refried beans
 2 tbsp water
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp paprika
 salt and pepper
 4 flour tortillas



In a small pot heat refried beans with water and spices until warm.


Spread a layer of beans on one side of the tortilla and fold in half with quesadilla shape.


Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. If you do not have a non-stick skillet add a very thin layer of oil.


Place the quesadilla in the skillet and cook on each side for 2 minutes. Continue flipping from side to side until it has reached a crispy exterior.


Cut in slices and serve warm with your favorite salsa.

bean quesadilla

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.7g5%
Sodium 1164mg49%
Potassium 113mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 54.4g19%
Dietary Fiber 13.8g56%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 13.1g27%

Calcium 7%
Iron 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.