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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 423 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


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


  1. 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.

  2. Meanwhile, build your quesadillas. Add 1/8 of the cheese to one half side of a large tortilla as shown in the photos above. Top with 1/4 of the broccoli and another 1/8 of the cheese and fold the tortilla over to create a half moon. Repeat with the remaining 3 tortillas, cheese, and broccoli.

  3. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and reduce the heat to medium low. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of the oil and swirl to coat the pan.

  4. 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.

  5. Serve with avocado, salsa, sour cream, or any other quesadilla toppings of your choice!

Nutrition Facts
20-minute cheddar broccoli quesadillas
Amount Per Serving (1 quesadilla)
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 615mg26%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 1597IU32%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 494mg49%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.