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Our Favorite Quesadillas

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

These quesadillas are loaded with beans, avocado, fresh veggies, and of course...CHEESE! This easy quesadilla recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, and is always a hit with the entire family!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4


  • Flour tortillas, 8 to 10-inch size
  • Refried beans (can use black beans or pinto beans)
  • Smashed avocado
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese or Cheddar cheese
  • Cooked vegetables (onion, mushrooms, and peppers are our favorite mix)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Avocado oil, olive oil, or melted butter
  • More shredded cheese for cooking the quesadillas, optional
  • For serving: pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, hot sauce, guacamole, creamy cilantro lime dressing


  • Place the tortillas on a flat clean surface. Spread a layer of refried beans and smashed avocado on half of the tortilla. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle a small handful of shredded cheese over the beans and avocado. Add cooked veggies and a little chopped cilantro. Sprinkle with a little exrta cheese, this will help glue the tortilla together. Fold half of the tortilla over the filling and gently press.
  • Lightly brush the outside of each tortilla with a little bit of oil or melted butter.
  • Heat a non-stick pan, cast iron pan, or griddle over medium-low heat. Cook one side of the quesadilla for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Use a spatula to remove the quesadilla from the pan. Sprinkle 2 to 3 tablespoons of shredded cheese in the hot pan. Place the uncooked side of the tortilla directly onto the cheese and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the quesadilla is golden brown with a cheesy crust.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool for 2 minutes. Cut into triangles, if desired. Serve warm with your favorite toppings.


You can add cooked chicken, steak, shrimp, or carnitas to the quesadillas, if desired. This is more of a guide so use whatever ratios you need to! You can make one or 12 quesadillas:)