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How to Make Spinach and Cheese Burritos

Spinach and cheese burritos typically consist of a filling made from sautéed spinach and melted cheese wrapped inside a tortilla.

The spinach is usually cooked until wilted and seasoned with herbs or spices, then combined with shredded cheese before being rolled up in a tortilla to create the burrito. This combination offers a blend of savory melted cheese and the earthy taste of spinach, making for a delicious and satisfying filling for the burrito.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Vegetarians, cheese lovers, and those seeking a veggie-packed option.
  • Estimated Duration: 35 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Around 400 calories per serving, 15g of protein, and excellent source of Vitamins A and C.

About this Recipe

Spinach is more than just a salad green; it’s a canvas for culinary creativity. Mixed with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese and a variety of veggies, this burrito is a meal in itself.

Equipment Required

  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cheese grater


  • 4 large tortillas
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sauté Veggies: Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until soft.
  2. Add Spinach: Toss in the spinach. Cook until wilted.
  3. Beans & Spices: Add black beans, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Cheesy Goodness: Turn off heat, sprinkle cheese on top and let it melt a bit.
  5. Assemble: Lay a tortilla flat, add a generous portion of the spinach and cheese mixture.
  6. Roll it Up: Fold in the sides and roll up the tortilla into a burrito.
  7. Grill Optional: For a crispier texture, grill each side of the burrito for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve: Serve immediately, cut in half for presentation if desired.

Side Dishes

  • Garlic bread
  • Tomato soup
  • Steamed veggies

Storage Options

Wrap burritos individually in foil and store in an airtight container. Freeze for up to a month or refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Spinach: Kale or Swiss chard
  • Cheese: Mozzarella or vegan cheese
  • Black Beans: Pinto beans or chickpeas

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Spinach and cheese stuffed peppers
  • Spinach and cheese quesadillas
  • Veggie wraps with hummus


Spinach and Cheese Burritos are the ideal blend of health and comfort food. They’re versatile, easy to make, and absolutely satisfying. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or anytime you’re in the mood for something wholesome and delicious. Enjoy!