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Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Jennie Duncan
Simple and easy, the perfect lunch or party appetizer! These Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas are so simple and full of flavor. I seasoned my beans and corn then added them to the tortilla with cheese. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 4 servings
Calories 546 kcal


  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup corn (canned)
  • 15 oz black beans
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese (shredded)
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  • Start by draining and rinsing corn and black beans then place in a small mixing bowl. Season with cumin and mix.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat and ½ teaspoon of butter. Place a tortilla in the skillet and add ½ cup of shredded cheese along with a spoonful or two of your seasoned beans and corn. Fold in half and allow to cook for a few minutes before flipping. 
  • Cook until cheese is melted then remove from the skillet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. 


Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas Serving Options:
I love serving these quesadillas topped with fresh diced cilantro and sour cream. Share in the comments your favorite thing to serve with them.
Corn and Bean Options:
For this recipe, I used both canned black beans and corn. If you want to use something else check out these tips.
  • Frozen corn: If you want to use frozen corn you will want to fully thaw it before using. Once thawed you can follow the remaining instructions.
  • Fresh corn: If you would like to use fresh corn you will need to cook until softened first. Once soft drain well and continue with the remaining instructions.
  • Dry beans: When using dry beans you would want these prepared before adding them to your quesadillas. Cook them according to the package instructions then continue with the remaining instructions.


Calories: 546kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 28gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 624mgPotassium: 591mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 820IUVitamin C: 2.1mgCalcium: 513mgIron: 4.1mg
Keyword Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
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