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vegan mushroom quesadillas with jalapenos

Easy Vegan Mushroom Quesadilla Recipe

  • Author: The Hangry Chickpea
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 quesadillas 1x
  • Category: Lunch and dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan mushroom quesadilla is perfect for satisfying that cheesy craving, and has some yummy mushrooms for extra flavor. You'd be hard pressed to find a more delicious quesadilla. 



Sautéed mushrooms

  • 1 package mushrooms, slice thinly, then diced
  • 1/2 medium onion (see recommendations above)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil (such as grapeseed. eyeball it!)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce/tamari/coconut aminos
  • OPTIONAL: 1 clove garlic, minced


  • 1 package flour tortillas - 6-8 in size is usually good
  • 1 package vegan cheddar (such as Miyoko's or Daiya)
  • 1/2 wheel Miyoko's mozzarella cheese (or whatever mozz you can find.)
  • Optional: thinly sliced jalapeno
  • Optional: pico de gallo
  • Optional: vegan sour cream (such as The Forager Project)


1. Prepare mushrooms: once mushrooms and onions are sliced and ready to go, heat a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add oil and onions with a pinch of salt, and sautée for 2-3 mins until they begin to soften. Then add mushrooms (and garlic if desired) and another pinch of salt. Stir every couple of minutes. You're looking for the mushrooms to release their water. 

2. Add soy sauce/tamari/coconut aminos: once the mushrooms release their juices, and their volume has reduced by at least half, it's time to start thinking about adding flavor back in. Let the water evaporate - once the mushrooms start sticking to the pan a little, add soy sauce. Let most of the soy sauce evaporate, then transfer to dish to cool. 

3. Put together quesadillas: using the same pan as the previous step (it's already seasoned, don't let those flavors to go waste!), set the heat to low-medium. Lay down a tortilla. On one half of the tortilla, put down a thin layer of cheddar shreds. Then add a few tsp size pieces of mozzarella. Using a slotted spoon, lay down a thin layer of mushrooms, and top with sliced jalapeno. Fold the empty half over, and cover pan for 2-3 minutes. Then flip. The tortilla should have a little crispiness, but isn't burnt. Cover for another 2-3 minutes, then remove from pan, slice, and enjoy with pico and sour cream. 

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