Butternut Squash Quesadillas


Butternut Squash and White Bean Quesadilla

6 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Non-stick Pan
  • Food Processor or Blender


  • ¾ lb. butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, cubed
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • 1 (15 oz.) can low sodium white beans, rinsed, drained and juice reserved
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Cooking spray as needed


  1. Boil water

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Preheat oven

    Preheat oven to 325º.

  3. Add cubed squash

    Add the cubed squash and cook until fork tender.

  4. Prepare squash for purée

    Remove the squash from the water to a food processor or blender.

  5. Purée

    Add milk and purée till smooth. Set aside.

  6. Toss

    In a large bowl, toss garlic, beans, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  7. Heat oil

    Heat oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat.

  8. Add beans to pan

    Once hot, add the bean mixture to the pan. Cook for 1–2 minutes.

  9. Cook beans

    Add half of the reserved bean liquid. Allow cooking, for about 2 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add more liquid if needed.

  10. Stir in cilantro

    Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.

  11. Layout tortillas

    On a clean countertop layout half the corn tortillas (6).

  12. Layer quesadillas

    Spread 1–2 tablespoons of butternut squash purée on the tortilla and layer with the bean mixture.

  13. Top with cheese

    Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of cheese, then top with another corn tortilla and press gently.

  14. Arrange

    Arrange quesadillas in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  15. Bake

    Bake in the oven until cheese is melted and edges are crisp, flipping halfway through, about 8–12 minutes.