Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

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.

Zucchini Boats with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella is a favorite meatless meal around here too.

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!

Quick and Easy Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

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.

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!

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!

Can I cook zucchini with the skin on?

I usually just wash my zucchini, then trim the ends and leave the skin on. The skin softens as it cooks, so leaving the skin on is totally fine.

What cheese is best for quesadillas?

I love Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone, Swiss, Colby Jack and Pepper Jack in quesadillas.

Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas easy meatleas 15 minute meal!


Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas is a simple meal that is the perfect thing to stick on your meal plan for the coming week.



  • 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.

  • Category: Meatless
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 547
  • Sugar: 3.1g
  • Sodium: 1293.9mg
  • Fat: 24.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Protein: 24.2g
  • Cholesterol: 51.2mg

Keywords: Quesadilla, Zuchinni, Meatless Monday, Meal Prep, Vegetarian

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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!

Post those slow cooker recipes!!

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. 🙂

Thanks for the meal idea! We had these for dinner tonight on fresh whole wheat tortillas, and they were awesome!

What a really unique quesadilla recipe! I eat a lot of veggie meals, so I’m definitely going to keep this one in mind. Delicious!

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