Zucchini Bean & Cheese Burritos
  • 1tsp canola oil
  • 1medium zucchini, grated
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 116-oz can refried beans
  • 1/3cup salsa
  • 6Tbsp reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 avocadooptional
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add grated zucchini and garlic to pan. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add refried beans and salsa to pan and cook until heated through.
  2. Place about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of filling on one side of tortilla. Sprinkle with one tablespoon of cheese. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and then roll into a burrito. Set aside and repeat with remaining tortillas until all of the filling is used.
  3. Wipe out the skillet used for the filling and spray with cooking spray. Put over medium heat then place burrito in pan and brown for a minute on each side. This step is optional and could be skipped if preferred.
  4. Serve burritos with chopped avocado and salsa.
Recipe Notes

Chef’s Notes:

  • Use the large holes on a cheese grater to quickly grate the zucchini.
  • Make a double batch of these easy burritos and freeze the extras for a quick meal when you need it.

Nutrition Nugget: These Zucchini, Bean and Cheese burritos have more nutrition “punch” than you would think. One serving is a good source of calcium, vitamin C, and iron. Being a “good source” means that the recipe includes 10-19% of your daily needs of that particular nutrient.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Bean & Cheese Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 878mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.