Butter Bean and Spinach Quesadilla


For an easy, nutritious meal prepared in under 10 minutes, it's hard to go wrong with this butter bean and spinach quesadilla.For an easy, nutritious meal prepared in under 10 minutes, it’s hard to go wrong with this butter bean and spinach quesadilla.

For an easy, nutritious meal prepared in under 10 minutes, it's hard to go wrong with this butter bean and spinach quesadilla.

Butter Bean and Spinach Quesadilla

Butter beans are a good source of protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium, making them a nice vegetarian alternative to meat. Rich in fiber and B vitamins, they are also a low-energy-dense food, helping to keep you full and maintain a healthy weight.

Nutritional information isn’t persuasive if the food is unappealing, though– thankfully, butter beans are delicious! They have a smooth, creamy texture and a light, pleasant taste, making them incredibly versatile in a variety of meals. I like mine mashed with some garlic powder, salt, and pepper– and I especially love to use them in quesadillas!


Butter Bean and Spinach Quesadilla

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tortilla (I used whole wheat)
  • ½ cup canned or cooked butter beans, mashed
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • handful baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Mash your butter beans together with the garlic powder, basil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Spread this mixture evenly over your tortilla, then top with mozzarella cheese.
  3. Grease a pan with cooking spray. Cook the spinach until wilted, then layer it on top of the cheese.
  4. Fold your tortilla and cook over medium heat until the cheese melts and the tortilla is browned on both sides.

Make it vegan with dairy-free cheese shreds. Make it gluten-free with GF tortillas.

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For an easy, nutritious meal prepared in under 10 minutes, it's hard to go wrong with this butter bean and spinach quesadilla.

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For an easy, nutritious meal prepared in under 10 minutes, it’s hard to go wrong with this butter bean and spinach quesadilla.

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49 comments

  1. Corina says:

    What a lovely filling for a quesadilla! I’ve never though to put butterbeans in one but this filling sounds really filling and tasty. I think my children (or at least one of them!) might like it too.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Can’t beat quesadillas for a quick and easy meal and this combo sounds delicious! I love how creamy butter beans are and paired with spinach sounds like a great healthy lunch or vegetarian dinner!

  3. Deborah Davis says:

    I grew up eating boiled butter beans prepared by my mother or mixed with corn to make succotash and I have not cooked them since I became an adult. I never occurred to me to mash them like this so I am delighted that you shared your healthy and delectable Butter Bean and Spinach Quesadilla recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green Natural Party! I’m Pinning and sharing this!

  4. Kimmythevegan says:

    I have to admit that I sometimes just don’t feel like a salad for lunch and this sounds like a great way to shake things up. Easy to make gluten-free. And I LOVE butter beans. They are like my favourite bean right now =)
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Healthy Vegan Fridays – I’m pinning & sharing. Have a great week!

  5. Shirley says:

    Your recipe sounds inviting. I’ve made something similar with black beans and we loved it. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Tweeting your recipe today.

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