Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas


Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!
Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas are just the thing that you need to start the rest of your week off right. Meatless Monday have you scratching your head for delicious ideas that don’t involve tofu or quinoa? This simple meal is the perfect thing to stick on your meal plan for the coming week. When you add the simple pleasure of zucchini, some sweet fresh corn, and a little zip from that delicious Pepper Jack cheese, you have a winning dinner that comes together in about 15 minutes! I served these sweet corn quesadillas with some sliced tomatoes and cucumbers and a fresh garden melon and everyone loved the meal! Plus, it’s so light and simple, you can make some chocolate peanut butter ice cream for dessert and feel no guilt.

The garden is heading into fall. I picked all of my sweet corn last week and put it in the freezer. The sugar pumpkins are ready and we’ve already roasted one and made a homemade pie, and the 200 onions are ready for picking! Any suggestions on how to store a million onions? I think I’m going to dice a bunch and put them in the freezer to see if I like to use them like that. Maybe I’ll braid a bunch and start handing them out as gifts! Really… so many onions!

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!
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Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas



  • 1 small zucchini, diced small
  • 1 cup frozen corn or the corn from 2 ears of cooked corn removed from the cob
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • hot sauce, optional
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • butter or cooking spray for pan


  1. Heat a large cast iron or other heavy bottomed skillet on the stove-top over medium-high heat. Saute the zucchini, corn, and onion until the veggies are tender crisp but cooked through. Removed the zucchini mixture from the pan and add salt and pepper to taste, the cilantro, and the hot sauce if you are using it.
  2. Wipe the skillet out with a paper towel and return it to stove over medium heat.
  3. Place 1 tortilla on a plate or cutting board, spread a 1/4 cup of the zucchini mixture and then 1/4 cup of shredded cheese evenly over the tortilla. Place a second tortilla on top. Carry the quesadilla on the plate or cutting board over to the hot pan and carefully slide it onto the hot pan.
  4. Let the tortilla cook for a minute or so, until lightly browned, and then carefully flip it over and cook on the other side. The goal is to have warm filling and melted cheese without burning the tortillas, so keep an eye on things and lower the heat if the tortillas are cooking too fast, or if your stove tends to cook hot, start with a lower temperature.
  5. Remove the warm quesadilla from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Using a knife or pizza roller, cut the quesadilla into 6 or 8 wedges.
  6. Serve right away salsa for dipping.

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Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!

Enjoy this quick and easy meal on me. I’m in the middle of getting my life back in order after pregnancy and slow cooker meals are my favorite right now. I can get stuff done all day and not worry about dinner when I take the time to do all the work at lunch time. Do you have any favorite slow cooker recipes to share with me? I’d love to try them!

Thanks so much for being here. You all really are the best.

Zucchini Sweet Corn Quesadilla

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6 Responses
  1. Deb C

    One of my go to crock pot recipes……I usually buy a rack of baby back pork ribs. Brown under the broiler or on the barbecue just to sizzle off some of the fat, you aren’t trying to cook them, jut reducing the gross stuff….it only takes a few minutes per side. Once cool enough to handle, I slice them according to who is eating….4 ribs for him, 3 for her, etc. Sprinkle some salt, pepper and garlic powder over the ribs. Throw ribs any ol way into the crock pot. Pour a normal size bottle (20 oz-ish) of your favorite barbecue sauce all over the ribs. Cook on low 6-8 hours or in my case…..when I get back from playing. Enjoy fall off the bone ribs for dinner!

  2. I pick some green and red peppers and onions at the same time and chop and mix them up. I briefly freeze them in a single layer then load them into quart bags to deep freeze. It’s a great mix to start chili or Mexican soups. They go straight from the freezer into the soup pot to saute with some olive oil before adding everything else — a pro might cringe at this method, but it enables me to make a soup without touching a chopping board in the winter, and that counts for a lot around here. 🙂

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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