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Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Kale Quesadilla

Quesadilla loaded with roasted butternut squash, black beans, kale and fresh mozzarella!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, Butternut Squash, kale, quesadilla
Servings: 4
Calories: 422kcal
Author: Kaylee Pauley


  • 3 cups Butternut squash peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups Kale stems removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz fresh Mozzarella 2%, approx 1 cup shredded
  • 4 whole grain and flax tortillas
  • For the Avocado Sauce:
  • 1 soft medium Avocado
  • 1 Chipotle pepper in Adobe sauce
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp water


  • Heat skillet over medium heat, spray with coconut oil cooking spray and add chopped butternut squash and diced onions. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally until squash and onions are caramelized, approximately 10-12 minutes. Make sure squash does not get too soft.
  • Add kale and seasonings (chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic and pepper) and cook additional 2-4 minutes.
  • Heat separate skillet over medium heat and lay down 1 whole grain and flax tortilla. Spread out half of cooked veggies, then top with 1/4 cup black beans and approximately 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Lay another tortilla on top and cook 2-4 minutes, then flip and cook another 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas are toasted.
  • Remove from griddle and repeat process for second quesadilla.
  • For the avocado sauce:
  • Peel and pit avocado, add to Nutribullet, along with chipotle pepper, Greek yogurt, lemon juice and water. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until creamy consistency. Taste and add more chipotle if desired (adds a kick!).
  • Dish quesadillas out on plates, garnish with chipotle avocado sauce and fresh cilantro, then serve!


*Nutrition info includes 1/2 quesadilla and 1/4 of avocado sauce.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 498mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 7g