Meatless Monday: Veggie burger quesadillas are healthy and kid-friendly
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.
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.
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.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes
- 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)
- Heat a large pan over medium heat, and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the veggie burgers in the pan, and cook 2 minutes per side or until heated through completely.
- Top each burger with a slice of cheese, and heat for an additional minute or until the cheese melts.
- Remove the burgers from the pan, and cut each in half.
- Place 1 whole (2 halves) veggie burger on 1 side of a tortilla, and top with tomatoes, onions and romaine.
- 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.
- Cut each quesadilla in half, and serve warm with desired dips, such as ketchup or mustard.