Caramelized Onion + Cannellini Bean Quesadillas

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I’ve never understood cabin fever. What is bad about being stuck inside a warm home with plush blankies & snacks?

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I love having 0 plans & getting to roll around & cook & read & cry & do all of my favorite activities without obligation. HELLO – I didn’t put on pants for 48 hours. Bliss.

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I spent a lot of my free time watching old Bachelor clips on YouTube & researching reality TV stars of my past. Whatever happened to Real World/Road Rules challenges, by the way?

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I also made enough food to feed a small Hungarian village. I literally don’t have enough tupperware for all of it so I’ve plastic wrapped pots & pans & they’re sitting in my fridge… Y’all come over & eat this stuff for me. Just bring some wine.

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But you can’t have my leftover quesadillas. These are all mine.


Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2 quesadillas


  • 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed + drained
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup of packed spinach
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese, I used a spicy kind, but mozz would be fine
  • 2 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
  • S+P, to taste

How to:

  • Heat one tbsp. of olive oil in a large skillet over low-med heat
  • Add onion + S+P + let slowly caramelize, about 20 minutes
  • While onion is cooking, add beans to a bowl + smash them
  • When onions are just about done, add beans to the skillet + let warm, about 1-2 minutes
  • Put onion + bean mix into a bowl + set aside
  • Heat the other tbsp. of olive oil in the skillet over med heat
  • Add a tortilla + some cheese + half of the bean mixture + spinach + 1 tsp. of lemon juice + S+P + more cheese + another tortilla (in that order), cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Flip tortilla + cook another 4 minutes or until browned
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients
  • Smash your face into these

16 thoughts on “Caramelized Onion + Cannellini Bean Quesadillas

  1. Life Diet Health says:

    Please bring me some food Rachel! 😛 I’ve been so busy with it being school holidays that my fridge is full of basic ingredients but nothing to munch on while I think what to make! Quesadillas sound yum… and something that everyone would eat 🙂


  2. varinaj says:

    OMG – YES, somewhere I can post my not-so-shameful secret: we actually DVR road rules challenge, which then became the challenge, and is now the challenge: battle of the exes 2. it is awesome/terrible and i try hard not to feel too guilty. which of course, i don’t, i’m just saying that so i can remotely retain legitimacy.


  3. blondescooktoo says:

    The quesadillas (anything that’s heavy on the cheese really) sounds amazing!!! And yay to no-pants for 2-days, particularly when there’s a Law & Order SVU Marathon on… draw the blinds, break out the wheat thins, cheese and olives.


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