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Zucchini Bean and Cheese Burritos are not only super fast and easy to make but they are budget friendly to coming in at less than $1 per serving

Zucchini Bean & Cheese Burritos

Bean and cheese burritos get a healthy makeover with the addition of grated zucchini. This is a great recipe to double and freeze extra for quick meals on the go.
Course Vegetarian & Vegan
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beans, burrito, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 326kcal


  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 medium zucchini grated
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 16-oz can refried beans
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 6 Tbsp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado sliced, optional


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve burritos with sliced avocado and salsa.


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.
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Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 878mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 2g