Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.


5 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
“These savory bean and vegetable quesadillas are great for those who love Mexican flavors but can’t handle too much heat,” Cherylyn Radford explains from Fox Creek, Alberta. “I like to serve slices with salsa and fat-free sour cream.”


  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the yellow pepper, onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and corn; cook 2 minutes longer. Add the black beans, pepper and salt. Cook until vegetables are tender; drain.
  2. Spritz 1 side of each tortilla with cooking spray; place plain side up on greased baking sheets. Spoon bean mixture onto half of each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortilla over filling.
  3. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes. Carefully turn over; bake 4-7 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

2 quesadillas: 381 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.