Rating: 4.49 stars
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

These quesadillas pack a big punch, minus the fat of all that cheese! Serve with guacamole!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Blend great Northern beans, 3/4 cup tomatoes, and garlic in a food processor until smooth; add nutritional yeast, cumin, chili powder, salt, and red pepper flakes and blend again.

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  • Transfer bean mixture to a bowl. Stir black beans and 1/4 cup tomatoes into bean mixture.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

  • Place a tortilla in the hot oil. Spread about 1/4 cup filling onto the tortilla.

  • Place another tortilla on top of filling; cook until filling is warmed, about 10 minutes.

  • Spray the top tortilla with cooking spray and flip quesadilla to cook the second side until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 23.2g; carbohydrates 85.6g; fat 5.8g; sodium 616.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (58)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2013
Like others I had a whole lot of skepticism about a quesadilla without cheese, but with wife on a vegan kick I thought I'd give it a try. It was delicious and cheap! The texture wasn't quite the same as with cheese, but it wasn't unappealing or weird like some vegan recipes. I think the nutritional yeast really gives it a earthy yet cheese like flavor, infinitely better than "Vegan Cheese" Anyway, added a diced Jalapeno with the black beans, also added 1-1 1/4 cup clack beans instead of 1/2 cup. I should of added the whole can though, wouldn't of hurt anything. Will surely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2016
We really didn't like these at all.. We are vegan so we are used to cheeseless quesadillas as we make them quite often. I think we had high expectations based on all of the 5 star reviews. Also the ingredients indicate 1/4 cup tomato's but in the directions it indicates 3/4 cup? Read More
(2)
91 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2013
Like others I had a whole lot of skepticism about a quesadilla without cheese, but with wife on a vegan kick I thought I'd give it a try. It was delicious and cheap! The texture wasn't quite the same as with cheese, but it wasn't unappealing or weird like some vegan recipes. I think the nutritional yeast really gives it a earthy yet cheese like flavor, infinitely better than "Vegan Cheese" Anyway, added a diced Jalapeno with the black beans, also added 1-1 1/4 cup clack beans instead of 1/2 cup. I should of added the whole can though, wouldn't of hurt anything. Will surely make this again! Read More
(32)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
WOW! I don't normally like and rarely (never) love anything with the word Vegan in it, but these were incredible. I increased the tomatoes slightly, but that's just because I have an addiction. Thanks DownHomeCitySisters! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
These were amazing! I added some chopped yellow bell pepper and spread avocado on one of the tortillas. Hint - get the tortillas really crunchy...mmmmm for sure having these again. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2013
This was a delicious recipe! I followed the recipe exactly and served it with salsa and vegan sour cream. My husband who is a meat and cheese lover even raved about this recipe. We will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2016
I very much dislike nutritional yeast, but decided to give this a try because of the rave reviews from meat eaters. I'm glad I did! Even my husband, who actually scoffed at me, went back for seconds. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2016
i was really nervous about the yeast but it came out great! makes for a good snack or meal. didn't have a food processor but i used my blender and the paste came out fine with prescribed ingredient quantities. next time i will use less ingredients as i had quite a bit left over once i had used up the tortillas. thanks for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2013
Quite tasty.. I love nutrtional yeast and i added a nice cheesy taste to this. I'll make this again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2018
Changes for future: one can diced tomatoes use 3/4 of the can. Cook over low-medium heat ( 3 ) to achieve the cooking times listed (10/3 minutes). Use 1/2-3/4 cup filling per 8 tortilla. Add yeast as needed. I just mashed the northern bean mixture. Replaced cayenne with red pepper flakes. A little bland. Serve with guacamole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2018
These were a huge hit with the whole family, and I'm about to make them again right now. I used black beans in place of the Great Northern because that's what I had on hand. My family (aside from myself) eats cheese, but no one asked for it or missed it. These are a new fam fave! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2016
We really didn't like these at all.. We are vegan so we are used to cheeseless quesadillas as we make them quite often. I think we had high expectations based on all of the 5 star reviews. Also the ingredients indicate 1/4 cup tomato's but in the directions it indicates 3/4 cup? Read More
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