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Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Save time next time you want to make quesadillas for your family by baking them! These Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas are always fun to serve for dinner or for watching the game.

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Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas | #mexican #vegetarian #meatless #blackbeans

This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans.

For the last few weeks I’ve been really making an effort to write out, shop for, and follow a meal plan during the week. It’s worked wonders for us. The question of what to make for dinner is no longer an issue, and I feel more prepared each day. It’s definitely a habit I’m trying to stick with.

At least one night a week we squeeze in a Mexican themed meal. If it’s a particularly busy night I’ll even turn that Mexican meal into a meatless one to save the extra steps involved to cook up the meat. I always have cans of beans on hand, and if it was up to me, it would be my protein of choice on most nights. Mexican nights are the perfect nights for a good, easy meatless recipe if you ask me!

Bush's Black Beans

I’ve always loved making quesadillas for the family but I have to be honest, standing and cooking each one up individually like I normally do just doesn’t cut it on those busier nights. I came across this recipe for baked shrimp quesadillas a while back and it really opened my eyes to a new way of cooking them! I’ve tried this oven baking method for quesadillas a few times now and it really is great for cooking up a large quantity for family dinner or get togethers.

Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas | #mexican #vegetarian #meatless #blackbeans

The filling is simple – I have a feeling you already have these ingredients in your kitchen. It’s fun to play around and change things up by adding a little onion, corn or even fresh chopped cilantro to the mix. The choice is yours.

Serve with this Mexican Wild Rice recipe for a complete meal!


Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas | #mexican #vegetarian #meatless #blackbeans

Print Recipe

Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas


  • 2 (15 oz) cans BUSH'S Black Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas (I normally use whole wheat)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (Greek yogurt is a great substitute as well!)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (for brushing the tortillas)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place one can of beans into a bowl and gently mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Mix in the remaining can of whole beans, 1 cup of salsa and cumin. (Here you would add any additional mix ins like chopped onion, corn or cilantro).
  3. Spread mixture evenly on half of 8 tortillas. Top with cheese. Fold over and place on lightly greased baking sheet.
  4. Brush each quesadilla with a small amount of oil. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly browned.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve with additional salsa and sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt).

Oven baked quesadillas make a great option on those busy nights, or when you are cooking for a crowd! Recipe adapted from Bush's Beans.

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More black bean recipes:

Cheesy Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas

Mexican Black Bean Pizza

Zucchini, Red Onion and Black Bean Quesadillas

Garden Black Bean Frittata

Oven baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas make a great option for family dinner on a busy night, or when you need to cook for a crowd!

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34 Responses to “Oven Baked Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar posted August 29, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Simple meals like this are the best! Love the look of these 🙂

  2. Caitlyn posted August 29, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I wasn’t so sure about Oven Baked Quesadillas when I saw the post title (I like to use my panini maker), but the idea of getting to have all the quesadillas done at once? Genius!! I will definitely be trying this.

  3. Kim | Just For Clicks posted August 29, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I have not made quesadillas… and I definitely need to! What a great, quick and easy dinner ~~ that also satisfies my constant craving for Mexican food. 🙂 This will be great on one of our busier nights when there is not much time left to cook. Great recipe… pinning to add to next week’s menu plan!

  4. cassie posted August 29, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Definitely having this for dinner tonight. I love the oven-baked twist! Quesadillas are a favorite of ours!

  5. Erica posted August 29, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I love the idea of oven baking the quesadillas! I’m totally trying this! They look just perfect drool!

  6. Tieghan posted August 29, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yes, please!! These look awesome and we love quesadillas around here!

  7. Tasha posted August 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I love black bean quesadillas… these look amazing!

  8. Amy @Very Culinary posted August 29, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I have to meal plan, for sure. Usually on Saturday, with my books and printouts and highlighter pens…then shopping on Sunday, with my list organized by aisle. Anal? Who?I have a whole system. HA. The inconvenience of “one at a time” is how I feel about pancakes. Wonder if those could be baked in the oven somehow. Love these!

  9. Helene D'souza posted August 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Your cheesy black bean quesadillas look fantastic Aggie, need to try your recipe soon.

  10. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted August 29, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    My husband loves mexican! As does my brother! I can see both of them chowing down on these!

  11. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch posted August 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I would love these for supper! They look amazing!!!

  12. Rachel posted August 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Oh, I am drooling. Looks soooo delicious.

  13. Flavia posted August 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I love the idea of baking quesadillas–I never thought to do this. I love meatless quesadillas too. They are just as filling and delicious as the ones with chicken or beef. This would be a great recipe for me to make myself for lunch. Printing it up now!

  14. Deborah posted August 30, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I have definitely got to try this – I love the idea of baking them all at once!!

  15. Bev @ Bev Cooks posted August 30, 2013 at 5:57 am

    OMG. Baked. So perfect. I’m dying.

  16. Brian @ A Thought For Food posted August 30, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I can ALWAYS do quesadillas… with a margarita (or 3).

  17. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted August 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Love, love, love this technique to make tons of quesadillas at once. Can’t wait to try this recipe, Aggie!

  18. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted August 30, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    These look so mouthwatering, Aggie! Lovely summer meal – and so easy, too!

  19. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef posted September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Looking at that can of Bush’s beans brought a tinge of homesickness. I haven’t had Bush’s beans since I left the South for Australia. It’s a quality product and your quesadillas would make me happy.

  20. Nutmeg Nanny posted September 6, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Mouth watering!! I am always ready to eat a good quesadilla 🙂 this looks perfect!!

  21. Amy posted November 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    These look amazing! Did you make the salsa? I would love to have the recipe if so.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 18, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Thank you! I didn’t make the salsa for this recipe – I don’t know if you have Publix near you, but I like to pick up their Greenwise salsa when I don’t make my own. Here is a recipe for homemade salsa that I love: (you can find it at bottom of post)

  22. Megan posted January 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I added grilled onions cooked in chili powder, green chilis, and added some sliced avocados on top when I was done.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted January 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      that sounds delicious! thanks for sharing, will try that!

  23. diane posted March 25, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    These are great. Been making these a long time, but have never made them in the oven. Thanks

  24. Sage posted August 3, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    I just made these and everyone loved them! I threw some chopped chicken in there (sorry, not meatless) and chopped onion, and put avocado + sour cream on top. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted August 4, 2015 at 7:26 am

      I will add chicken next time! So happy everyone enjoyed them, thanks so much for letting me know! Have a great week!

  25. Laura posted September 25, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Any idea how many calories these have? I’m trying to find low-calorie mexican recipes to satisfy a craving every now and then.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted September 26, 2017 at 5:57 am

      I haven’t calculated the calories, but I like to use ‘s nutritional calculator when I do. Depending on the type of tortilla you use would be the biggest factor for calories, and how much cheese. The rest is fairly low calorie!

  26. Susan Storrs posted April 14, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Has anyone tried preparing these in advance? I’m trying this for a group, and want all the prep work done.

    • Aggies Kitchen posted April 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm

      I would definitely prepare the filling in advance, then just put together the quesadillas when you are ready to bake. Let me know how they turn out for you!

  27. Esther M. posted June 8, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I wanted something quick and easy for dinner and stumbled upon your recipe (what the heck took me so long!!)

    This was super quick and easy and baking them is genius. I never would have thought of that. I only had mango salsa in the fridge (I use it all the time with salmon), and to my surprise, it was quite refreshing and tasty with the black bean and guacamole. I’ll be making this again, but the best part is the leftovers I have for lunch tomorrow!!

    Great recipe, thank you!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted June 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Thank so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed them, they are a favorite of mine! I love mango salsa!


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