In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s a popular re-post of my favorite Quesadilla recipe from 2009. Enjoy!

Here’s my favorite Spinach and Black Bean Quesadilla recipe that many of you asked for today after reading my Tweet on what we were having for lunch. The kids LOVE this meal and always gobble it up. I make it at least once a week for the daycare and usually have it for dinner as well.

I’ve tried MANY different tortillas and MANY different non-stick sprays but have found that the Mi Mama’s Tortillas from Wal-Mart and Butter flavored Crisco no-stick spray is the absolute best for quesadillas! I won’t even buy the others anymore…they’re a waste! They fall apart, are too flimsy and don’t brown well at all.

First I spray the pan with the Crisco spray and lay down one tortilla, add a little regular shredded colby jack cheese (also from Wal-Mart – the great value brand), a handful of black beans, rinsed, from a can and a handful of baby spinach. I then add a little more cheese on top of the spinach to just hold everything in place.

I  then place another tortilla on top and place a sauce pan or another small skillet on top to kinda smoosh it all together. (I’m telling you, this is a very technical recipe!)  After a few minutes, check the bottom to see if it’s brown. If it’s golden brown..spray the top tortilla with a little Crisco and flip! When that’s all golden brown – it’s done! (You can also make these using my Sheet Pan Quesadillas method!)

We usually serve this with some sour cream on the side, green beans and applesauce. There you have it – a very healthy kid AND parent friendly lunch that you’ll all enjoy!!



About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. I need to start making quesadillas this way instead of the microwave! These look awesome!

  2. Hi

    How many calories? and would this be ok with some fruit on the side for dinner or lunch??

  3. I love easy and tasty recipes like this! And what a sneaky way to add in some spinach 😉

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this appetizing recipe. I’ve been trying to come up with different mealtime ideas for my 14 month old granddaughter when I am babysitting her and this sounds not only delicious but easy enough and not overly time consuming. The tips you gave re: Mi Mama’s Tortillas from Wal-Mart and Butter flavored Crisco no-stick spray is the absolute best for quesadillas will save me aggravation and money because you have tried it yourself and know that it works the best. Have a great evening. 🙂

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