Bean and Cheese Quesadilla

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a kid pleaser recipe, especially served with ranch dressing for dipping. We often eat these for lunch along with chips and salsa. For a lower fat version, just microwave them instead of frying. They just lack the buttery crispy edges, but my kids still like them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Divide each ingredient into four portions Spread 1/4 beans over tortilla, add 1/4 cheese, top with second tortilla, In large skillet, heat together 1tbs oil and 1 tbs butter over med heat.
  2. place assembled quesadilla into pan.
  3. Cook till bottom is browned then turn over and brown other side.
  4. Place on large plate and cool 1-2 min.
  5. cut into eight wedges with scissors.
  6. repeat three more times.
  7. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Yum! Used my sandwich press to reduce the fat content. I added the left over chicken in some of them (a great way to clean out the fridge). My DH dipped his in salsa. Thanks for posting.

cookingpompom April 11, 2014

Very quick, easy and inexpensive. My 8 yr old daughter liked is "as is". For me and other adults, I would drizzle it with queso and top with sour cream and jalapenos.

Vintage*Baby January 11, 2010

I just made these as a quick lunch for one since I had some leftover refried beans... really filling and easy. I used a mexican blend of cheese and topped it off some salsa and sour cream. Next time, I will add in some seasonings to spice up the beans a bit... Thanks for sharing!

atlfitgirl June 17, 2008