Veggies, Black Bean & Egg Quesadilla

Veggies, Black Bean & Egg Quesadilla
  • 20M Total Time

  • 10M Prep Time

  • 11 Ingredients

  • 2 Servings

Quesadillas are a family favorite! This version adds nutritious eggs, plus tasty beans and veggies for a nutrient-packed meal everyone can feel good about.


This recipe was developed for the Incredible Egg by Egg Enthusiast Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN

Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN


  1. Preheat a medium or large non-stick skillet (about the same size as the tortillas you will use) over medium heat on the stovetop. Pour your egg into the pan and allow it to spread out fully.

  2. Allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes until the edges are set and it is mostly cooked through.

  3. Place your tortilla on top of the eggs. Then, carefully flip the tortilla and eggs so the tortilla is on the bottom.

  4. Add 2 Tbsp of your cheese, then the black beans, spinach, red onion, and avocado to the center of the eggs (making a line in the middle of the pan like a diameter line from one side to the other). Top with the other 2 Tbsp of cheese.

  5. Then, carefully fold the quesadilla into thirds. You’ll fold one side over the fillings that are in the center, and then fold the other side on top (see pictures in the blog post above). Give it a nice gentle press with your spatula to make sure it’s good and tight in there.

  6. Let it cook that way for another 2-3 minutes, and then flip it so the fold is now on the bottom. Cook for another 2 minutes and then transfer to a plate.

  7. Cut your quesadilla into triangles and top with plain Greek yogurt and green onions if desired. Enjoy!


  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 large wrap/burrito size tortilla
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1/4 large avocado, sliced
  • plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • sliced green onion (optional)
  • to taste salt
  • to taste ground black pepper

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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