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Mushroom quesadillas

These mushroom quesadillas are really easy to make, full of flavor and are perfect as a snack or light lunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 approx
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • ½ onion
  • 5 oz mushrooms 150g, approx 1 large portobello or a few crimini
  • 1 oz spinach 30g, around 1 cup, semi-packed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoon black beans ¼ cup
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheese 90g - traditionally oaxaca/chihuahua but can use Monterey jack/cheddar. Blend also works
  • 4 tortillas corn or wheat (or 6 if smaller)


  • Dice the onion into a small dice and dice the mushrooms (I often cut in roughly ¼in slices then cut from there). Remove any tough stems from the spinach and break up larger leaves.
  • Warm the oil in a small-medium skillet over a medium heat and fry the onion until it softens, a couple minutes. Add the mushrooms, turning up the heat if needed so any liquid evaporates as they cook. 
  • Once the mushrooms have softened, add the spinach, black beans, cumin and paprika. Cook, stirring, a minute until the spinach wilts. Remove everything from the pan onto a plate/to a bowl.
  • Warm one tortilla at a time in the pan, turn over after a minute then sprinkle over approx ¼ cup of cheese. Put a layer of the mushroom mixture on one half of the tortilla, fold it over and cook briefly to get a slight crisp on the outside, or at least just to have the cheese fully softened. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas and filing.



Note - ¼ cup cheese and ¼ of filling is about right for 8 inch tortillas, but you can use smaller or larger, as you have/prefer. Some of the photos above show using 6 inch tortillas which use a little less filling so you will fill around 6.
If using corn tortillas, as I had here, make sure they are either soft corn or, better yet, traditional-style ones (that you find in the fridge section) as they are less likely to break as you warm and have a better flavor.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1010IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 1.9mg