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Meatless Monday: Veggie burger quesadillas are healthy and kid-friendly

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

When you can’t decide between Mexican or burgers, try a simple veggie burger quesadilla

Can’t decide between a burger or a quesadilla? Mix the two together while keeping things meatless for these easy veggie burger quesadillas. Kid-friendly and healthy, these are perfect for a quick family meal.

When you can’t decide between Mexican or burgers, try a simple veggie burger quesadilla

Rather than use a meat-based burger, I used a healthy veggie burger I picked up from my local health food store, then just lightly pan-fried the patties and served them quesadilla-style in a tortilla topped with cheese and fresh fixings.

These veggie burger quesadillas are so fun and easy, and kids will enjoy them for a simple lunch or after-school snack. Or make them for dinner, and serve them with baked potato wedges for a heartier meal.

When you can’t decide between Mexican or burgers, try a simple veggie burger quesadilla

Veggie burger quesadillas recipe

Get the best of both worlds when making this easy dish. Veggie burgers are sandwiched between tortillas and heated in a pan for a super-easy quesadilla lunch.

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 store-bought or homemade veggie burgers (thawed if frozen)
  • 4 slices cheese (I used white American)
  • 4 flour or whole-wheat tortillas
  • Fresh sliced tomatoes
  • Fresh sliced red onions
  • Crisp romaine lettuce
  • Ketchup or mustard, for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place the veggie burgers in the pan, and cook 2 minutes per side or until heated through completely.
  3. Top each burger with a slice of cheese, and heat for an additional minute or until the cheese melts.
  4. Remove the burgers from the pan, and cut each in half.
  5. Place 1 whole (2 halves) veggie burger on 1 side of a tortilla, and top with tomatoes, onions and romaine.
  6. Fold the tortilla over, return it to the pan, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with each remaining veggie burger quesadilla.
  7. Cut each quesadilla in half, and serve warm with desired dips, such as ketchup or mustard.

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More veggie burger recipes

Black bean burgers with corn salsa
Homemade white bean veggie burgers
Quinoa veggie burgers

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