Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Serves 4

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Our sweet potato black bean quesadillas are a delicious vegetarian recipe that is very filling, due to its high protein and fiber content. Easily make them your own by adding different toppings!


  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 can low-sodium black beans
  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray


1. Prepare the ingredients

  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 1-inch square sections.
  • Cover and microwave the sweet potatoes for 6-7 minutes.
  • Thoroughly rinse and dry the black beans.

2. Mash the potatoes and combine with other ingredients

  • Mash the sweet potatoes inside a large bowl with a fork.
  • Add black beans, cilantro, cumin, and salt to the sweet potatoes.
  • Stir until well combined.

3. Assemble the quesadillas

  • Spread a generous amount of the mixture on half of each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the mixture, and fold the tortilla in half.

4. Cook on medium-high heat

  • Cook quesadillas in a shallow pan until golden brown.
  • Flipand cook other side.
  • Serve immediately.
step 1 preparing step 2 preparing
step 3 preparing step 4 preparing

Tasks for Helping Hands:

  • Mashing the sweet potatoes
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Mixing ingredients
  • Sprinkling cheese


Carrie Durward, PhD, RD, Sydney Mason, and Chelsey Mickelson

Carrie Durward

Carrie Durward

Nutrition Specialist


Phone: (435) 797-5843
Office Location: NFS 113 / USU Campus

Related Content


healthy family fun cookbook

Download Free Cookbook