Super Bowl Loaded Veggie or Chicken/Veggie Quesadilla

4 servings
  • PREP: 30 minutes
  • TOTAL: 30 minutes


  • 4 8-inch-diameter flour/spelt/ezekiel tortillas
  • 18-ounce package peeled chopped butternut squash, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped white or purple onion
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite type of chicken meat
  • 1  15- to 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup coarsely grated hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Additional salsa
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish)

For some added kick, garnish with pickled jalapeño slices.


  • Preheat broiler. Put tortillas in single layer on baking sheet. Brush with oil. Broil until toasted, about 3 minutes. Turn; set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonsticky skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.  Add chicken if desired. Saute squash in skillet after cooking chicken. Drain a bit if necessary. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spread out squash and chicken if used in even layer over 1 tortilla. Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet. Add beans, 1/4 cup salsa, garlic, and chili powder. Using potato masher, crush until beans are coarsely mashed; season with salt and pepper. Stir in 1/4 cup salsa. Spread over second tortilla. Sprinkle cheese over third tortilla. Leave fourth tortilla plain.
  • Broil tortillas until cheese melts and vegetables are browned in spots, about 3 minutes, watching to prevent burning. Transfer black bean tortilla to plate; sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped cilantro over. Top with cheese tortilla, squash tortilla, then plain tortilla. Cut into 4 wedges. Garnish with sour cream, salsa, and cilantro sprigs.
 Enjoy your healthy, loaded, veggie or chicken veggie quesadilla while you take in the Super Bowl!

Nutritional Information

One serving contains:
Calories (kcal) 424.1
%Calories from Fat 46.4
Fat (g) 22.0
Saturated Fat (g) 8.7
Cholesterol (mg) 35.1
Carbohydrates (g) 41.3
Dietary Fiber (g) 6.9
Total Sugars (g) 5.4
Net Carbs (g) 34.4
Protein (g) 17.9
Sodium (mg) 333.3


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