Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadillas (oil-free)

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadillas…OMG.

I wanted to make a recipe for classic vegan cheese quesadillas with homemade vegan cheese, nothing fake, nothing processed, and totally WFPB friendly. These healthy vegan cheese quesadillas are going to blow your mind.

I am not a fan of most store bought vegan cheeses as they are processed and filled with mostly oil and weird ingredients. I would much rather make my own!

I used sprouted ezekiel tortillas but you can use whatever kind of tortilla you like.

This recipe is: 



✔️Gluten-free (if you use a gf tortilla)



✔️100% yummy

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadillas

I used sprouted ezekiel tortillas for my healthy vegan cheese quesadillas but you can use any tortilla that you want. For a healthy gluten-free version, I LOVE the Siete brand tortillas – the chickpea flour ones are great.


For toppings on my quesadilla I used a little organic salsa and spicy guacamole from Trader Joe’s. Typically, I like to make my own guac but there weren’t any ripe avocados at the store so store bought was the way to go.

Furthermore, you can make homemade salsa if you’d like or even just fresh chopped tomatoes would be amaze!

If you are trying to persuade someone to start eating a plant-based diet…try this recipe out on them! I promise they will be obsessed. Picky kids? Try giving them this for dinner, it only takes 20 minutes to make and its actually nutritious.

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadilas

Hosting a party? Whip up a batch of these healthy vegan cheese quesadillas for a hungry group and everyone will gobble them up within minutes. In addition, make a topping bar with cashew sour cream, salsa, guac, pico de gallo, jalepenos, etc.

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadilas

I made these with my boyfriend for dinner and I actually added some refried pinto beans to mine while he had plain cheese. Feel free to customize this recipe and make it your own. Also, I have the admit, the plain cheese quesadillas was extra delish.

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadilas

The Vegan Cheese: this vegan cheese is so easy to make and is actually so healthy! Made from cashews, sweet potato, red skin potatoes and tapioca starch, this vegan cheese will win you over.

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadilas

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Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadillas

Healthy Vegan Cheese Quesadillas (oil-free)

Homemade healthy vegan cheese quesadillas made with homemade vegan potato cashew cheese and can be made in under 30 minutes. Oil-free, WFPB, soy-free and 100% yummy. 
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 25 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled and cubed
  • 2 small red skin potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 3.5 tbsp tapioca starch or potato starch this is for thickening the cheese - you need this!
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • tortillas of choice
  • cashew sour cream for dipping + topping!


  • Boil water on the stove and add the sweet potato, red skins and raw cashews and boil until soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Add the potatoes and cashews to a high speed blender with the tapioca, onion powder and salt and about 1.5 cups of the liquid from boiling the other ingredients. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the cheese sauce back into your pot and turn the stove on medium heat. Whisk continuously until the sauce is thick and sticks to a spoon. (about 5-7 minutes) 
  • Get a pan ready to make your quesadillas on medium heat. Add the cheese sauce to one side of your tortilla (add as much or as little as you'd like) leaving about an inch from the edge so it does not spill out. 
  • Place another tortilla on top of the tortilla with cheese sauce and add it into a pan. Cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. 
  • Cut into triangles + enjoy! 

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Chris says:

    Made your vegan cheese quesadillas last night. Did not have Tapioca starch, so ground up the small pearls into floury starch. I blended the potatoes and Cashews as suggested, but did not put them back in the pot to boil. The mix was perfectly fine as was. bit bland for my taste though. Added a double dose of onion powder and 4 tablespoons of Nutritional yeast for a more cheesy flavor, and some paprika paste I had. The Quesadillas were wonderful. Will make some more for lunch, and use the rest of the sauce on a broccoli bake tonight. Thanks for sharing.5 stars

  2. Carole Gaulden says:

    Sounds and looks so good, the Ezekiel bread I read label of once wasn’t gluten free so have not eaten it.

  3. Frances says:

    If doing nut free, would this work with white beans instead of cashews? Or possibly tofu?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      White beans could work! 🙂

  4. Laura says:

    How do you get cheesy tang into this? There is no miso, lemon or vinegar (nooch). I like that it is simple though.