Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Quesadillas are made insanely healthy with sweet potatoes and black beans. And whoa, are these ever delicious too!Sweet Potato Quesadillas

I took the above picture for Produce for Kids a couple of years ago. I didn’t create the recipe though. They did. I was skeptical of the flavor combination: sweet potatoes, black beans and cheese. It sounded weird. I was so wrong. These were some of the best quesadillas I’ve ever had. I couldn’t stop eating them. Those guys have good instincts on flavor and on making things healthy.

I think it’s the creaminess of the sweet potatoes that makes these quesadillas so good. It somehow felt to my mouth like there was way more cheese in there than there was because of it. Mmmmm. I think you’re going to love these.

If you’re a sweet potato lover like we are, do check out our whole Sweet Potato Series. There are so many recipes, tips and how-to’s.


Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 can low sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium taco seasoning
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup lowfat shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Prick sweet potato with fork and microwave for 5 minutes on HIGH. Let cool slightly.
  2. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop flesh into large bowl. Mash until smooth.
  3. Combine beans, cilantro, and seasoning to sweet potato and mix well.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on one side of tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and place second tortilla on top. Cook 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Flip and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and mixture. Cut into quarters.
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Christine Pittman

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