These tasty black bean quesadillas will soon become your favorite dish. The mix of cheese, beans, corn, cilantro, and onion makes incredibly flavorful quesadillas. Read this post of Apronese to get the recipe for black bean quesadillas.

Great Things about These Quesadillas

I love these quesadillas because:

  • They’re bursting with flavor
  • They’re super easy to make
  • They’re perfect for the freezer

This is one of those vegetarian recipes that meat-eaters won’t feel deprived when eating.

How to Freeze Black Bean Quesadillas?

Before you cook them, stack them with parchment paper in between each quesadilla. Place the stacked quesadillas in a gallon-sized freezer bag and then pop them into the freezer.

Whenever you want to eat one, take a quesadilla out of the freezer and reheat it slowly over medium-low heat until the outside is crispy, and the inside has melted.

For a faster method, microwave from frozen for 30-60 seconds, or until the inside is thawed. Then put it in a skillet to crisp up the outside and melt the cheese on the inside.

What Taco Seasoning Should I Use?

You can use a packet of store-bought taco seasoning to make these black bean quesadillas fast and easily. But if you have a well-stocked spice cabinet, you can follow this homemade taco seasoning recipe.

What to Serve with Black Bean Quesadillas?

You can have something like cumin lime coleslaw on the side for an extra dose of vegetable freshness. Warm corn and avocado salad or charred corn and zucchini salad are also great choices.

Don’t forget a little salsa or sour cream for dipping.

What to Serve with Black Bean Quesadillas

Recipe for Black Bean Quesadillas

These black bean quesadillas are an easy vegetarian snack or light meal that is filling, flavorful, and freezer-friendly.

Prep Time: 5 mins / Cook Time: 10 mins / Total Time: 15 mins

Servings: 10 quesadillas


  • 1 15oz. can black beans ($0.49)
  • 1 cup frozen corn ($0.20)
  • 1/2 cup red onion ($0.22)
  • 1 clove garlic ($0.08)
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped) ($0.20)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese ($1.69)
  • 1 batch taco seasoning ($0.67)
  • 10 flour tortillas (7-inch diameter) ($2.00)


  • Drain the black beans and add them to a bowl along with the frozen corn (no need to thaw)
  • Finely dice the onion, mince the garlic, and roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Add the onion, garlic, cilantro, shredded cheddar, and taco seasoning to the bowl with the beans and corn. Stir until everything is evenly combined and coated in seasoning.
  • Place a half cup of the filling on one side of each tortilla and fold over. Cook the quesadillas in a skillet over medium heat on each side until brown and crispy and the cheesy filling has melted. Slice into triangles then serve.
  • To freeze the quesadillas, stack the filled and uncooked quesadillas with a piece of parchment paper between each quesadilla. Place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. To reheat either microwave (for a soft quesadilla) or cook in a skillet on low heat (make sure to use low heat so that the filling has time to thaw and melt before the outside burns).


Serving: 1 quesadilla ・ Calories: 289.24 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 34.29 g ・ Protein: 12.19 g ・ Fat: 11.58 g ・ Sodium: 833.43 mg ・ Fiber: 5.29 g

The nutritional values shown here are only estimates. Please see our nutrition disclaimer.

How to Make Black Bean Quesadillas – Step-by-step Photos

Corn and black beans in a bowl

Step 1: Add 1 cup frozen corn and one 15oz. can of black beans (drained) to a large bowl.

Onion, garlic, and cilantro added to the bowl

Step 2: Finely dice about 1/2 cup red onion, mince one clove of garlic, and roughly chop about 1/4 bunch of fresh cilantro.

These ingredients are super flexible, so you don’t need to be exact on the measurements.

Taco seasoning spices in a small wooden bowl

You can use either one packet of store-bought taco seasoning, or make your own homemade taco seasoning.

Cheddar and taco seasoning added to the bowl

Step 3: Add the taco seasoning and 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese to the bowl. The cheese works as the glue that holds the quesadillas together.

stirred quesadilla filling in the bowl with a fork

Step 4: Stir the ingredients until everything is mixed.

A tortilla being filled with the bean and cheese mixture

Step 5: It’s time to stuff the quesadillas. You’ll need about 10 7-inch diameter flour tortillas for these quesadillas.

Place a half cup of filling in each tortilla and fold it over. You can either cook them or freeze them at this point.

quesadillas cooking in a skillet

Step 6: To cook the black bean quesadillas, place the quesadilla in a skillet over medium heat and cook on both sides until golden brown, crispy, and the filling has melted. You can use any sort of oil or butter if you want more of a fried finish to the quesadillas.

cut quesadillas on a cutting board

Step 7: Slice and serve! You can slice each quesadilla into two or three pieces.

If you love quesadillas, try these other quesadilla flavors:

  • Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas
  • Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas
  • Sausage and Egg Breakfast Quesadillas
  • Creamy White Bean and Spinach Quesadillas
  • BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

These flavorful quesadillas are perfect for dipping in some cool sour cream or salsa. Try to make an entire batch and freeze some for later. Follow Apronese for more recipes!