Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

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  • 1 tortilla (whole grain or white) per quesadilla
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 bottle taco sauce or salsa (I use Old El Paso taco sauce)


  1. Heat toaster oven to 375° F convection.
  2. Spoon and spread uncooked refried beans over one half of the tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over layer of beans. Fold the tortilla in half so that it resembles a half moon.
  4. Heat in toaster oven until cheese begins to melt. Remove quesadilla and fold so that the beans and cheese are inside.
  5. Spread grated cheese on top surface (half of moon) and sprinkle green onions over.
  6. Continue heating until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with sour cream and salsa/sauce.

Serving sizes: Snack (1 quesadilla), Main course (2 quesadillas)

**Note: If bringing quesadillas to school as a snack and with the intention of microwaving, modify step #6 to “Continue heating until cheese is almost melted” (it will finish heating in the microwave later). I also find the quesadillas tastes better post-microwave if it’s left out of the fridge between leaving home and eating it.

Daily food group servings
Grain: 1
Protein alt: 1
Dairy: 1

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    3 Responses

    1. Oh I am definitely trying this receipe as well… I have to decide which first Black Bean Burrito or this

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