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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas. Healthy vegetarian quesadillas jam packed with so much flavor!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

  • Author: Kitschen Cat
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 large quesadillas 1x


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas. Healthy vegetarian quesadillas jam packed with sweet potatoes, black beans, and creamy cheese!




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (affiliate)
  • 1 large sweet potato (about 3 cups chopped)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (affiliate), drained
  • ½ teaspoon cumin (affiliate)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/3 cup salsa verde (affiliate)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup cheese (cheddar, colby jack, or monterey jack)


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Limes


  1. Peel and chop sweet potato into small bite sized pieces.
  2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat and add sweet potato.
  3. Saute for 5-10 minutes with lid on until potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork. Add black beans and spices.
  4. Add salsa verde and cream cheese and stir mixture until cream cheese is fully melted.
  5. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  6. To assemble quesadillas, place tortillas onto baking sheet and spread with sweet potato filling. Sprinkle with grated cheese and top with tortilla.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes until tortilla edges start to get crispy.
  8. Top with onion, sour cream, avocado, and a squirt of lime juice.


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins