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Our Favorite Quesadillas

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 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
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:)