Easy Mushroom and Onion Quesadillas

We live in Texas, so there is no shortage to Tex Mex foods.  However, most of the restaurants are not healthy or vegan.  Ever since we made our dairy free cashew cheese sauce, we have been experimenting with different ways to use it.  First there was the vegan grilled cheese and then the vegan nachos.  Now vegan quesadillas.

Vegan Quesadillas - My Whole Food Life

I used Food for Life corn tortillas.  They are gluten free and non GMO.  They were perfect for this recipe.  I supposed you could also use homemade tortillas.  We all loved this recipe and it smells amazing when it’s cooking!  If you are not vegan, please feel free to add in whatever cheese you like instead of the cheese sauce. I am sure that would probably be okay as well.

Vegan Mushroom and Onion Quesadillas

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 15 min Serves 1 Quesadilla cut in 4     adjust servings

A classic dish made vegan!


    The amounts for this make 1 quesadilla

      For the filling

      • 2 mushrooms sliced thin
      • 1/4 yellow onion sliced thin
      • 1 garlic clove minced
      • 1 T oil (we used walnut oil)
      • salt to taste


      • 2 tortillas (We used Food for Life corn tortillas, but any tortilla should work.)
      • 2 T dairy free cheese sauce
      • Mushroom and onion mixture


      1. Heat a saute pan on medium heat.
      2. Add the oil and onions, garlic and salt and saute for about 5-7 minutes.
      3. Then add the mushroom and continue to saute for another 7-9 minutes or until the mushrooms and onions are soft. Remove them from heat.
      4. Lightly oil the pan again and place one tortilla in the pan.
      5. Spoon the 2 T cheese sauce onto the tortilla.
      6. Place the mushroom/onion mixture on top of that.
      7. Top with another tortilla.
      8. Saute in the pan for about 3 minutes on each side.
      9. Serve immediately


      Recipe Notes

      If you eat dairy, please feel free to sub cheese in place of the cashew cheese sauce.

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      16 thoughts to “Easy Mushroom and Onion Quesadillas”

      1. Yum! I've been meaning to make vegan quesadillas lately. Coincidentally, I've also been thinking about mushrooms a lot. So this recipe is really calling out to me right now!
      2. Sounds great! I love caramelized onions, and mushrooms make them even better. When I make french onion soup I deglaze the pan with a little wine - I bet you could deglaze with some tequila in this recipe. It would go perfectly with the margaritas that are a natural match for this dish. ;-)
        1. My 4 year old doesn't like cooked veggies, but she will eat them plain with the cheese sauce. My 2 year old will eat almost anything.
      3. I'm thinking I'd miss the "pica" of Mexican food so am going to add some cumin and chili pepper. Might make a "pico de gallo" with chopped tomatoes and green onions, with some cilantro.
        1. Thank you! I am sorry I don't, but I know someone who does. http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/homemade-flour-tortillas/

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