Easy College Meals: Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas

With college comes with a lack of income which can lead to unhealthy food choices. You tend to get more for your money if you buy the sugar-filled and fat-filled options from the store. The goal of my Easy College Meals recipes is to provide meals that are cheap and easy to make! And, most importantly, they’re healthy! Well, healthier than the store-bought options.

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

In this post, I’m going to show you how to make one of my favorites, black bean and corn quesadillas. Canned beans and canned corn are relatively inexpensive, and you’ll have tortillas let over to make even more quesadillas or other healthy snacks!This recipe is pretty self-explanatory, but why not show you pictures anyways!

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

The ingredients you’re going to need are:

  • Black beans, 1 can
  • Corn, 1 can
  • Diced green chilies
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tortillas

Combine beans, corn, and chilies in a bowl or container. Now, I opted for canned corn because I didn’t have any room in my freezer to keep frozen corn. Feel free to use frozen corn if you want! I also opted for whole wheat tortillas because I’m always trying to make things a little bit healthier.

Place tortilla in heated pan with a bit of oil to make the outside a bit crispy. Then, add bean, corn, and green chili mixture to the tortilla and top if off with cheese.

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

Fold over tortilla to seal in the bean mixture and the cheese. Like I said before, quesadillas are very easy to make and pretty self-explanatory. I cooked mine until the cheese was melted and the outside of the tortilla is crispy.

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

I would’ve taken a nice picture of this on my plate, but as a college student, I only have cheap, pink plastic plates and are not in any way suitable for food photography. I’ve inserted the complete recipe below, or if you want to access the PDF version, click here.

easy college meals black bean and corn quesedilla

If you try out this recipe, make sure to let me know! Or, if you have any healthy recipe ideas, leave them below!

~Abigail Gray

Have you seen my other Easy College Meals posts?

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