Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas

Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas
Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas
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Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas
Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas
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Servings
6 Quesadillas
Servings
6 Quesadillas
Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil divided
  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced, about 4 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 15-ounce can Great northern beans No salt added, Rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 6 8-inch whole wheat flour tortillas
Servings: Quesadillas
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Instructions
  1. Over medium high heat, heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add the zucchini, onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until softened, about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the beans and continue to cook until heated through.
  2. Assemble the quesadillas. Spread some of the bean mixture on one half of a tortilla and top with ¼ cup of the cheese. Fold tortilla in half and press down gently. Repeat with remaining filling, tortillas, and cheese.
  3. Using the same large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Put 2 quesadillas in pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Flip over and repeat on the other side. Remove from pan and keep warm. Add another teaspoon of oil to pan and repeat until all of the quesadillas are cooked. Cut quesadillas in thirds and serve with optional sides as desired.
Recipe Notes

Mix It Up:  Add some fun side toppings like salsa, greek yogurt, or sliced avocado.

Nutrition Nugget:  Instead of using sour cream as your quesadilla topping, try Greek yogurt to bump up the nutrition.  If you are not sure your kids will go for it, serve it from a bowl, not the container.

Chef’s Note:  If your children prefer black beans, you can easily substitute black beans for the Great Northern beans.

Recipe adapted from Meal Makeover Moms

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 540mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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