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Oven Baked Cheese and Black Bean Quesadillas

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It’s 5:30, and everybody’s hungry! It’s been a rough week: work, everyone suffering from allergies and colds, two hours of daily homework with kids who don’t want to do homework, and now it’s time to make dinner.

On nights like these, we’ve got two choices: takeout or one of my “in a pinch/I don’t want to cook” dinner recipes.

The problem with takeout is that we have to wait for Dad (because he picks it up and sometimes comes home too late), and it is not always the healthiest choice. (Because really, who can stop at two slices of pizza?)

One of our favorite quick recipes is Quesadillas. We always have tortillas on hand and (usually cheese) plus I keep my pantry stocked with all sorts of canned ingredients that are great in a quesadilla.

15 minute dinner recipe

In the past, I made our quesadillas one at a time in the frying pan. This method can be a bit inconvenient, especially when you want to be able to sit down to a family meal and still have the quesadillas hot and crispy.

My solution?  Baking them all at once in the oven!  Works great with corn or flour tortillas, just use your favorite.

quick dinner ideas: Baked quesadillas

Baked Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas


  • 1 7oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 14 oz can black beans
  • 1 3 oz can fried onions
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 12 flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2  cup (or more) of your favorite shredded cheese


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees..
  2. Line two baking sheets with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Combine black beans, corn and onions in a bowl; set mixture aside.
  4. Place 3 tortillas on each sheet pan.
  5. Sprinkle a layer of cheese on each tortilla.
  6. Spread 3(ish) tablespoons of bean mixture over cheese
  7. Top with more cheese and a tortilla.
  8. Spray the tortilla top with cooking spray and bake in oven for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, turn quesadillas over and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden brown.
  10. Cut into wedges and serve.

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  1. Cheri, the Quilting Nanny says:

    I love quesadillas…will give these baked ones a try! visiting from Motivate me monday linky!

  2. elaine @cookinandcraftin.com says:

    This looks so yummy!! I love a good mexican food idea!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Serena Smith-Williams says:

    I LOVE quesadillas! I started making them using brown rice tortillas and my kids don't even notice…..stopping by from #SITS

  4. Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says:

    Mmmmm….I love quesadillas! Can't wait to try these. Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend! Pinning this!

  5. I love quesadillas but rarely make them because, as you said, it takes so long to make enough for a family dinner when you.'re cooking them one by one in a frying pan. I've never tried baking them before – that sounds like such a smart idea. Will definitely give it a try. Thanks!

  6. Mamal Diane says:

    I have been looking for a recipe for quesadillas yours sounds delicious! It looks super easy and I should have everything on hand. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. foody schmoody says:

    These look great. I use quesadillas as a way to use up my leftovers. They are a great go to meal.

  8. MorganizewithMe says:

    I've never thought to back quesadillas, what a great idea and then we could all enjoy dinner at the same time! Gonna make these next week – thanks!

  9. Rebecca Brosemer says:

    I love quesadillas and these sound amazing!! I always try to keep canned beans and veggies on hand too!!!

  10. Sarah Nenni-Daher says:

    We make similar quesadillas, but I sneak additional non-canned veggies in as well (carrots, red bell peppers, and zucchini are some of the favorites). Great recipe – pinned and tweeted.