Quesadillas are a beautiful thing, not just because they’re super simple (tortilla + cheese pretty much = deliciousness), but because it’s easy to pack them with protein, veggies and whatever else you have on hand. Simply heat in a skillet, griddle, panini-maker or oven and you’ve got a gooey, melty masterpiece. We’ve rounded up 20 must-try vegan and vegetarian quesadilla recipes to try tonight!
Greens, Brie and Jalapeño Quesadillas
This recipe from Eats Well with Others has it all: spice, creaminess, and a heaping helping of nutritious kale.
Mini Avocado and Hummus Quesadillas
These itty bitty quesadillas from The Cookin’ Canuck are packed with healthy fats, and make a great after-school or party snack.
Artichoke Kale and Mozzarella Melt
Quesadillas go Italian in this mozzarella- and artichoke-filled recipe from Superfoods At Every Meal.
Pumpkin Brie Quesadillas
Kind of sweet, kind of savory, definitely decadent—this recipe from Foxes Love Lemons would make a great appetizer, lunch or dinner.
Curried Spinach and Zucchini Quesadillas
Curried veggies meet havarti cheese in these fusion quesadillas from Eats Well with Others.
Sweet Potato, Apple and Goat Cheese Quesadilla
This sweet (and slightly tangy) quesadilla from Hello Natural is great for fall, or any time you have extra apples around the house.
Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas
These kid-friendly quesadillas will get even the pickiest eaters to love quinoa.
Roasted Broccoli and Cheese Quesadillas
Can’t decide between comfort food and veggies for dinner? These quesadillas from Chocolate Moosey are a happy medium.
Strawberry and Peanut Butter Quesadillas
No cheese here—this dessert quesadilla recipe from Two Healthy Kitchens features juicy berries, creamy peanut butter and coconut for a new twist on PBJ.
Oven-Baked Black Bean Quesadillas
Pop these traditional quesadillas from Aggie’s Kitchen in the oven, and dinner is served in less than 30 minutes!
Mushroom and Zucchini Quesadillas with Cilantro Pesto
Cilantro pesto adds a fresh, spicy flavor to these easy veggie quesadillas.
Zucchini, Red Onion and Black Bean Quesadillas
Red onion adds a touch of sweetness to these zucchini-laden ‘dillas from Aggie’s Kitchen.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Quesadillas
Because, why not? Freeze them up for an easy grab-and-go weekday breakfast!
Strawberry Basil Honey Goat Cheese Quesadillas
When you’re sick of strawberry smoothies, whip up these dessert-y quesadillas from The Creative Bite.
Pumpkin Black Bean Quesadillas
These quesadillas from The Muffin Myth are filled with sharp cheddar cheese, cumin and smoked paprika—plus the protein of black beans—and can also be made into a taquito version.
Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Avocado Quesadillas
Caramelized onions add depth to these quesadillas packed with nutrition *and* melty, delicious cheese.
Green Chile Enchilada Quesadillas
This vegan, gluten-free recipe from Fork Beans is where Mexican-food favorites collide. Deliciously.
Smoky Delicata Squash and Black Bean Baked Quesadillas
Go ahead and freeze these quesadillas from Kitchen Treaty, complete with seasoned delicata squash and seared onion, for lunch or dinner later in the week.
Cheesy Eggplant and Apple Quesadillas
Sneak some nutritious eggplant and spinach into a cheesy dinner with this recipe from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry.
Kale and Sweet Potato Quesadilla
These vegan quesadillas get their creaminess from sweet potatoes—add veggie chorizo to make them even more filling!
Dana Raidt is a Minneapolis-based writer and editor with a passion for music, a penchant for thrift-store shopping and a never-ending recipe repertoire. Read more from Dana →