Black Bean Turkey Quesadilla

Quesadillas are delicious. There is no denying that. One of the best things about them is that they are very easy to customize for each member of the family. It does not take much to make a little something extra to spice it up for one member of the family while keeping it pretty bland for another. They can also be great for disguising protein for kids who do not otherwise like to eat meat. In this variation, if they don’t like the turkey and end up picking it out, they are still getting protein from the beans. One cup of black beans has about 15 grams of protein! One cup of cheese has about 31 grams of protein. So sit back and count this as a win, no matter what they pick out of it.

Black Bean Turkey Quesadilla

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Black Bean Turkey Quesadilla


  • 1-2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1-2 cups of shredded turkey
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • butter
  • tortillas
  • green onions, chopped (optional)


  1. Shred cheese and turkey and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine black beans, taco seasoning, and water. Heat to a boil and cook to desired thickness. My suggestion is to go thicker than you might normally since they will be added to a quesadilla and could make the tortilla mushy.
  3. Melt butter in medium skillet.Assemble quesadilla (desired amounts of cheese, turkey, and black beans) and cook until brown on each side in skillet.


Amounts will depend on the number of people you are feeding

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