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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Holly L

"I recently cut meat out of my diet completely. In my quest for new and interesting meals, I came up with these delicious quesadillas!"
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50 m servings 663 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 16.9 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 102.3g
  • 33%
  • Protein:
  • 25.8 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 1517 mg
  • 61%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash sweet potatoes and mix in cilantro, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Place corn in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until warmed, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Spread 1/4 cup sweet potato mixture onto 1 tortilla; cover with 1/4 cup black beans and 1 tablespoon corn. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese atop corn; cover with a tortilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings.
  4. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat; cook 1 quesadilla in the hot pan until cheese is melted and beans are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; slice into quarters.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 38 Ratings

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Very good meatless recipe but is fab when spiced up a bit more. I doubled the corn, used 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, and added LOTS of cilantro. I tripled the chili pwd and added cumin, gar...

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I thought it was pretty good, but my husband and boys did not like it at all. My husband just couldn't get the idea of sweet potato pie on a tortilla out of his head.

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Very good meatless recipe but is fab when spiced up a bit more. I doubled the corn, used 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, and added LOTS of cilantro. I tripled the chili pwd and added cumin, gar...

Tried this for dinner tonight, really good! I also went the lazy route, once the potatoes were softish, I poured the water off and added black beans and corn, garlic, chili, and onion powder to ...

Delicious, healthy, and nutritious. I will make these again!

Found this online for my mom, who's a less than average cook. Easy to make, quick, and yummy. Gave it to an 8, 10, and 12 year old, they loved it (Very picky eaters). Only tweak would be to doub...

Meatless Monday winner! I didn't measure any of the spices; just used to taste, and added both garlic and onion powders as well. Short on time, I mixed the ingredients all together (minus the ch...

Loved this recipe. I thought it wasn't spicy enough, so I added half a jalapeño, and some cayenne pepper, and extra chili powder, and mixed the corn and beans into the sweet potato. I used les...

First time I made this recipe and EVERYONE loved it. My kids are 5 and 2.5 they globbed the quesadillas up!! I did make 2 sweet potatoes instead of 1. I also used 2-15 oz of black beans and omi...

Pretty good but not wowed by it. The high sodium content is a distraction to an otherwise healthy appetizer (nearly half the sodium is attributable to the flour tortillas). Take note of the 1/2 ...

so, these are perfect. great alternative to a meat quesadilla; the sweet / savor combo is wonderful as a side dish for a meal. I Took this to a barbeque with salsa and guac on the side, even ...