Veggie Quesadillas

June 2, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Quesadilla with veggies falling out
15 min

If getting your kids to eat their vegetables is a daily struggle, remember these rules of thumb (no pun intended):

1. Kids love to eat with their hands

2. Kids love to get involved and personalize their stuff

3. Kids love ooey gooey cheese (let's be honest, so do grown-ups)

This easy, picnic-friendly quesadilla recipe is one that parents and little ones can definitely agree on. Change it up countless ways with your favorite veggies, cheese and salsa.



  1. Preheat oven to 350. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Blanch broccoli and shock in ice water. Chop into small bite-sized pieces.
  2. Assemble quesadillas (this is a great time for little ones to help). Onto half of the tortillas, spread an even layer of beans, broccoli, peppers, corn then cheese. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until melted, about 10 minutes.
  3. Use a pizza cutter to cut into easy finger food sizes. Serve with a side of Walnut Acres® salsa or guacamole for dunking.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.