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Sweet Potato & Bean Quesadillas

Sweet potatoes and black beans roll up together for a quesadilla that’s easy, fast, fun and delicious. —Brittany Hubbard, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa


  • Scrub sweet potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high, turning once, until very tender, 7-9 minutes.
  • When cool enough to handle, cut each potato lengthwise in half. Scoop out pulp. Spread onto half of each tortilla; top with beans and cheese. Fold other half of tortilla over filling.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook quesadillas until golden brown and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 quesadilla with 3 tablespoons salsa: 306 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 6g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • LD
    Apr 15, 2020

    On the western plains I patronize a supermarket that stocks Best Choice canned goods,....they have seasoned black beans and Jalapeno laced pinto beans,....not bad,.....they should go great with this quesadilla recipe,......I will definitely try it !!! L.D.

  • muffbear74
    Jun 18, 2017

    So simple and really good.

  • Orbs
    Oct 3, 2014

    I made this recipe with pinto beans instead of black beans. Next time, I will add a few veggies. My husband and I are vegetarians, and we enjoyed this recipe very much for dinner with salsa and sour cream. Thanks Brittany.

  • rjbeery75
    Aug 31, 2014

    Very good and easy!

  • ambersut
    Mar 8, 2014

    I love sweet potatoes but in this application it didn't make sense. It wasn't disgusting but my husband complained it was bland. I think I'll try the black bean and pepper jack together another time, though. I can't believe I never thought to use my beloved pepper jack in a quesadilla before.

  • Angel182009
    Mar 4, 2014

    My family loved these. I tried them bc my son is going through a picky eater stage and will not eat vegetables so I was hoping I could get him to eat these and he did!! I didn't expect them to be that flavorful but they were. I will definitely make them again!

  • matteliz
    Feb 24, 2014

    Good enough to make twice, but I'm still not totally sold on the sweet potatoes inside. However, it's OK and it does make a good one-dish meal. I think salsa would help (I didn't have any).

  • cpilk715
    Feb 14, 2014

    I am always looking for a vegetarian recipe that is filling and tastes good to this carnivore. These do the trick. A definite addition to my recipe book!

  • rogema
    Feb 9, 2014

    I made these for dinner and was impressed. My husband who is not a fan of sweet potatoes said this was a keeper. I used a mix of pepper jack and cheddar cheese.

  • rwippel
    Feb 5, 2014

    These quesadillas were pretty good. It took 15 minutes to cook the potatoes. I only used half of the sweet potato per tortilla and I increased the pepper jack to a cup. Hot sauce is a must for these bad boys.