Vegetarian Quesadillas Recipe

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Lily Published: April 27, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Vegetarian Quesadillas

Sink your teeth into these loaded vegetarian quesadillas, packed with plant-based chicken, refried beans, and gooey cheeses, for a hearty meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1pkgMorningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Chik’n Strips
  • 1tbspolive oil,or vegetable oil
  • 4flour tortillas
  • ½cuprefried beans,optional
  • ½cupmonterey jack,or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼cupbell peppers,red and/or yellow, finely chopped
  • 1tbsphot pepper sauce,or chipotle pepper sauce
  • salsa,or sour cream
  • ground cumin,optional


  1. In nonstick frypan cook chik’n strips in 2 teaspoons of hot oil over medium-high heat for 1 to 3 minutes or until hot, stirring frequently. Remove from frypan. Wipe frypan with paper towel.

  2. Lightly brush same frypan with some of remaining oil.

  3. Spread refried beans on half of each tortilla. Place one tortilla, bean side up, in the pan. Top beans with one-fourth of chik’n strips, 2 tablespoons of cheese and 1 tablespoon of peppers.

  4. Sprinkle with ¾ teaspoon of pepper sauce. Fold tortilla over filling.

  5. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 3 minutes or until light brown, turning once. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chik’n strips, cheese, peppers, and pepper sauce, brushing frypan with oil as necessary.

  6. Cut each quesadilla in half.

  7. Serve with salsa or fat-free sour cream, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 267.84kcal
  • Fat: 12.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.01g
  • Fiber: 2.51g
  • Sugar: 1.99g
  • Protein: 9.60g
  • Cholesterol: 14.69mg
  • Sodium: 666.65mg
  • Calcium: 214.73mg
  • Potassium: 202.38mg
  • Iron: 2.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.33mg
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