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Vegetarian broccoli quesadilla

20-minute cheddar broccoli quesadillas

Easy 20-minute cheddar broccoli quesadilla recipe! Quick Mexican spiced broccoli cheese quesadillas the whole family will love.
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 quesadillas
Calories 423kcal


  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 3 cups finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 4 teaspoon chile powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • avocado, salsa, sour cream, or other toppings for serving


  • Heat 2Tbsp of the oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Add the broccoli, chile powder, cumin, coriander, onion powder, and garlic powder and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, build your quesadillas. Add β…› of the cheese to one half side of a large tortilla as shown in the photos above. Top with ΒΌ of the broccoli and another β…› of the cheese and fold the tortilla over to create a half moon. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas, cheese, and broccoli.
  • Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and reduce the heat to medium low. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
  • Add 2 of the quesadillas to the pan if you can fit them (if not, do one at a time). Cover and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes or until golden. Carefully flip and cook for another minute until both sides are golden and the cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
  • Serve with avocado, salsa, sour cream, or any other quesadilla toppings of your choice!


Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1597IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 494mg | Iron: 3mg