Quesadilla with Sauted Leeks, Roasted Broccoli and Mixed Cheeses

You can use onions instead of leeks, you can use cauliflower or peppers or any other veggie instead of the broccoli, you can steam or sauté the vegetables instead of roasting them, you can use Monterey Jack or Fontina instead of a Mexican blend…you get the picture. This is a boilerplate recipe for a vegetable quesadilla and proof that whatever is lying around in your vegetable bin is fair game for a great lunch.

Katie Workman

Quesadilla with Sauted Leeks, Roasted Broccoli and Mixed Cheeses

Did you change this recipe up a little? We want to know! Share it with us by adding your special Twist.

Did you change this recipe?

Add your Twist

    A twist is a way to share your own spin on our recipies!

    Submit your own twist!


    1 tsp vegetable or canola oil 1/4 cup sauted leeks
    2 medium-size (8-inch) flour tortillas 1/3 cup roasted broccoli
    1/3 cup shredded Mexican or Italian blend, or any other shredded cheese Sour cream to serve


    Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions.
    Enter Kitchen View
    • 1

      Heat a skillet with a teaspoon of vegetable or canola oil, if desired, over medium high heat.

    • 2

      Place a quesadilla in the pan and watch it carefully until it turns golden brown on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes. A dark brown bubble here or there is fine. Remove the tortilla and set it aside. Place the other uncooked tortilla in the pan, and reduce the heat to medium. Sprinkle the cheese over the tortilla, then distribute the leeks and broccoli evenly over the cheese. Cook until the cheese is melted and the underside is browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

    • 3

      Place the cooked tortilla on top of the filling, uncooked side down. Remove the quesadilla to a cutting board and let the quesadilla sit for a minute before you slice into 6 wedges. Serve with sour cream.

    Connect with Us
    Follow Our Pins

    Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

    Follow Our Tweets

    The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

    On Instagram

    Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

    Do you have a recipe that will knock our socks off?

    Share Yours Now
    Today's Best Saving