Pie-Maker Vegetarian Quesadillas

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"From our weekday newspaper The West Australian. Serving size is how many are made."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (88 g)
  • Calories 286.3
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 8.8 mg
  • Sodium - 205.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 48.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 16.1 g
  • Calcium - 166.8 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Use metal pastry cutters or a small sharp knife (and small bowls as a guide) to cut two 9cm discs and two 8cm discs from each tortilla to make 24 discs in total smf spray 1 side of each disc with oil and cover with plastic wrap to prevent them drying out.

Step 2

Combine the beans and bought salsa in a bowl.

Step 3

Preheat a pie maker and place a 9cm tortilla disc, oil-side down, in each pie maker hole and place a slightly heaped tablespoonful of mixture in each tortilla case and top with 1 tablespoon cheese and then place an 8cm tortilla disc, oil-side up, on top of each and close the lid and cook for 5 minutes or until the quesadillas are golden brown and the filling is warmed through.

Step 4

Lift out the quesadillas and transfer to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining tortilla discs and mixture in 2 more batches.

Step 5

Top the quesadillas with fresh salsa and scatter over coriander and serve with sour cream and lime wedges

Step 6

NOTES:- Make a quick fresh salsa with chopped cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced green shallots and a squeeze of lime juice.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the flour tortillas, make sure to check that they are 6 x 22 cm in size.
  • Be sure to buy the freshest ingredients possible when making this recipe, such as the tomato salsa, cheddar, coriander, sour cream and lime wedges.

  • Substitute black beans with cooked chickpeas for a different flavor and texture. The benefit of this substitution is that chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber, making this dish a more nutritious meal.
  • Substitute cheddar cheese with vegan cheese for a dairy-free option. The benefit of this substitution is that it makes the dish suitable for vegan diets, and it still provides a delicious flavor and texture.

Mexican-Style Quesadillas Replace the black beans with cooked Mexican-style beef mince and replace the tomato salsa with a combination of diced tomatoes, jalapenos, and onion. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the beef mixture, and top with a combination of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

Mexican Rice Salad

RECOMMENDED DISH DESCRIPTION: This Mexican Rice Salad is a delicious and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with the Pie-Maker Vegetarian Quesadillas. It's a great way to add some extra flavor and texture to the meal, and the combination of beans, tomatoes, and cilantro will make your taste buds sing!

Grilled Zucchini with Lime: This Grilled Zucchini with Lime is the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Rice Salad. The zucchini is grilled to perfection and then tossed with a zesty lime dressing to add a punch of flavor. The combination of the zucchini and the Mexican Rice Salad is sure to be a hit at any gathering!


Q: How do I make the discs for the quesadillas?

A: Use metal pastry cutters or a small sharp knife (and small bowls as a guide) to cut two 9cm discs and two 8cm discs from each tortilla to make 24 discs in total.

Q: How do I store the quesadillas?

A: Store the quesadillas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

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Fun facts:

The quesadilla is a traditional Mexican dish that has been around since the 16th century! It was originally filled with cheese, but has since evolved to include other ingredients like beans, vegetables, and meat.

The quesadilla has become a popular dish in many countries around the world, including the United States. In fact, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has even featured it on his show, The Naked Chef!