Broccoli Quesadillas

For everybody who love broccoli or for those who want to include it in their diet this is one great way to prepare it. Broccoli Quesadillas are a perfect way to use any leftover cooked broccoli. You can also cook the broccoli specific for this recipe, it might be even better. It takes only few minutes to prepare and the final dish is healthy, delicious and tempting, perfect for lunch or dinner.

Broccoli is known to be one of the most nutritious vegetables. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A (mostly as beta-carotene), folic acid, calcium, and fiber. I have just discovered that 1 cup of boiled broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange. It also has as much calcium as a glass of milk, according to the USDA’s nutrient database.
Broccoli also plays an important role in preventing cancer, regulating blood pressure, cholesterol reduction, maintaining a healthy nervous system, bone health and osteoporosis prevention.
Don’t know about you but discovering so many benefits of broccoli I will definitely try to make more recipes with this miraculous vegetable.
Hope you will try these delicious Broccoli Quesadillas and let me know if you try them out. Enjoy!
Quesadillas filled with vegetables
Broccoli Quesadillas

Broccoli Quesadillas

5 from 1 vote
Healthy, delicious and irresistible Broccoli Quesadillas for broccoli lovers. It takes only few minutes to prepare and they are perfect for lunch or dinner.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup broccoli , cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella , shredded
  • 1/4 cup corn kernels
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches) , room temperature
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • If you want to use homemade tortillas this would be the first step. For homemade tortillas you can find the recipe
    . After you make them let them cool down, to reach the room temperature.
  • To cook broccoli bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of salt. Add the broccoli florets and cook until crisp-tender for about 2 minutes. Remove and place in a bowl with ice water. Drain and chop the broccoli.
  • Combine broccoli with cheese, corn and garlic powder. Add salt and pepper. Divide mixture in four, for each tortilla. Add the mixture on one half of the tortillas, and fold it with the other half.
  • Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot, about 3 minutes. Carefully add two folded tortillas and cook on each side for several minutes until the bottom of tortilla is golden. Flip and cook on the other side too, cheese should be melted and the tortillas gold and crisp. Repeat this step with the other two.
  •  Remove from pan and slice into wedges. Serve hot or warm.  



Serving: 1gCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 14.9gProtein: 9.6gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCholesterol: 15mgSugar: 1.1g
Calories: 212kcal
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: broccoli quesadilla, homemade quesadilla, homemade Quesadilla recipe, homemade tortilla, mozzarella quesadilla, tortilla recipe, whole wheat flour tortilla

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  1. Liz Author says:

    I don’t know why I’ve never made broccoli quesadillas! We have leftover broccoli at least once a week…and this would be such a simple, delicious weekday meal. I’m sold!

  2. Rosa Author says:

    Delicious! That filling must be really tasty.



  3. Gourmantine Author says:

    These are wonderful comforting snacks and great way include broccoli for those who don’t like it!

  4. Emily: Author says:

    These were awesome! My kids will always eat quesadillas so I love it when I come across ways to make them more healthy and filling. I featured your recipe in my most recent meal plan on my blog, thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you Emily, you just made my day better :). That is so great. 

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    I’m excited to see the homemade tortillas! I’m seriously hungry looking at your quesadillas. My kids will love this, and great way to include extra veggies in dish. 🙂

  6. Heidi Rousseau Author says:

    this sounds wonderful and I will go shopping today and buy some broccoli and other vege’s.So tasty and a person could add almost any cooked vege they want but this is the one I will try.

  7. Patricia Froeschner Author says:

    Can’t wait to try these and will share with my family!

  8. suja md Author says:

    first time here, fell in love with your recipes, I have no words to appreciate about your blog design!! KUDOS to you!!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you for your nice words, so glad you like my blog.  you have so many delicious recipes too, will definitely try a lot of them.

  9. Kelsey Author says:

    These look great and they’re just what I had in mind for leftover broccoli, but what might you suggest if I wanted something to dip them into? I like condiments with my quesadillas but I’m stumped on this one. Thanks!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Sorry for the late answer, I am glad you like how this Quesadillas look, they taste good too:) For dipping you can try some Ranch Dressing but I believe that any dipping you like best may work. Let me know how they turned for you.

  10. Naomi Author says:

    these look delicious! Why not add a little fat free (or almost fat free) protein to them in the form of a little bit of chicken breast, too! NOM!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yeah.. you can actually add whatever you like. Chicken breast sounds wonderful.. let me know if you try it!

  11. Patrice Author says:

    I made these tonight and they are fab! I made half with chicken I had left over and I don’t have garlic powder so just added a chopped clove of garlic when I boiled the broccoli and the frozen corn. Great meal that I will absolutely make again. YUM YUM

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you loved this recipe. Hope you will try some other recipes from my blog. Let me know if you do. Have a nice day.

  12. Mimi Author says:


    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Indeed, we love them too, and I am really glad my daughters really enjoy them as well. Hopew you will try them out.

  13. heba Author says:

    it looks delicious can I replace the corn kernels with black and green olive & to add cheddar with mozzarella

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      yes, of course, it will be delicious this way too, any way you like it

  14. Gosha Author says:

    Delicious! Even more tasty when you mix some different tips of cheese

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am sure of that:)  glad you tried this out

  15. plasterers bristol Author says:

    Love this recipe, quesadillas are the best. Thanks simon.

  16. As I was cooking these, my boyfriend said, “Ah I think I will make something else for dinner”
    Then, when I put them the finished product on the table he said, “Wow! Those look scrumptious!”
    And, they were! He couldn’t stop eating them. I never would have thought to make quesadillas out of broccoli and corn but now they are a new favorite. Thanks!

  17. Marie Author says:

    I made it and we loved it! So simple yet exceptionally tastey!!! Ty!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you enjoyed it Marie 🙂

  18. Mobasir hassan Author says:

    Truly appreciate the way you made this wonderful recipe. Everything is so nicely described that really helped and the video too. Looking forward for more such recipes in future too.

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