Vegan Cheesy Quesadillas

Vegan Cheesy Quesadillas

Did someone say, "more cheese please"? These ooey-gooey, cheesy quesadillas melt away any doubts you had about vegan cheese! With a delicious dairy-free cheese sauce tucked in between two soft tortillas, every bite is bound to be a 'grate' one!


Vegan, Plant-Based


1 Tbsp olive oil 

1 small white or yellow onion, finely diced

1 medium red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, finely diced

½ cup chopped mushroom

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp chili powder blend

1 tbsp chopped thai peppers (optional)

1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 package Simply Organic Dairy-Free Cheddar Sauce Mix

4 (8-inch) flour tortillas (or sub 8 corn tortillas)



  1. Make your cheese sauce first according to directions on the package. Once completed, move onto the filling.
  2. Heat oil in a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add onion and sauté until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and continue to cook until slightly softened and brightened in color, about 5 minutes. Add salt, cumin, chili powder, jalapenos (optional), and black beans, and mix to evenly distribute. Cook until soft. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  3. Heat a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat and place a tortilla in the pan. After ~1 minute the tortilla should be warm and pliable. Spread ~1/4 of the quesadilla filling over half of the tortilla and Simple Organic Dairy-Free Cheddar Sauce Mix on the other side. Fold the tortilla over to enclose the filling. Let the quesadilla cook until golden and slightly crispy on the underside, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the second side is also golden and crispy.
  4. Transfer quesadilla to a plate, and repeat the process with the remaining tortillas and filling. Slice and serve! Delicious with guacamole, salsa, and/or more cheese sauce!


Leftover filling will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days and cooked quesadillas for 1-2 days. Both the filling and quesadillas are freezer friendly. Reheat in a skillet until warmed.

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