Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

I love healthy, simple, and easy to create weeknight meals. My daughter normally goes to sleep before my husband and I even sit down for dinner, so I really take value in a simple meal. The recipe for Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas is one of my favorites for when I need to throw together a quick, nutritious, and satisfying meal.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

My favorite part about this meal is how easily it can be deconstructed and fed to my picky toddler – yes, we’re back in a picky eating phase again. She is obsessed with sweet potatoes, but not digging the black bean combo.

Here’s proof:

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

She was sneaking every component of this meal, minus the beans and the actual quesadilla, of course.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla – Ingredient List:

1 large sweet potato
1/4 tsp garlic powder
a pinch of salt & pepper
1 tbsp olive oil

1 15oz can of black beans
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cumin
a pinch of salt & pepper

4 large whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese
2 tbsp fresh cilantro

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

The quesadilla is loaded with nutritious ingredients: sweet potatoes, fiber-rich black beans and a whole wheat tortilla. It is incredibly filling, even for my carnivorous husband who looks at me wearily when I tell him what’s for dinner most nights.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

I love the combination of the roasted sweet potatoes and the cumin-flavored beans in this recipe. If I have the time, I chop and roast the sweet potato earlier or even the day before so I can simply throw together the rest of the meal at dinnertime.

Also, a little calorie saving tip, I swap out the sour cream topper with plain greek yogurt – it’s amazing how similar the yogurt tastes to sour cream when paired with a savory dish (you won’t miss it, I promise).

Find all of the recipe details below.

Enjoy!
Anna

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas are rich in fiber, easy to prepare and healthy for the entire family to enjoy.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
Print Recipe
Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas are rich in fiber, easy to prepare and healthy for the entire family to enjoy.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash, peel, and chop the sweet potato into small cubes. Combine sweet potato cubes, 1 tbsp olive olive, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray. Spread the sweet potato evenly on the pan and cook for 35 minutes, turning the potatoes half way.
  3. Rinse and drain beans. Add (clean) beans to a medium sized pot with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the beans are heated through, smash half of them with a fork. Set aside.
  4. Heat a grill pan or large skillet on medium heat. Lightly coat the pan with cooking spray or a small amount of oil. Using one tortilla, place a large spoonful of beans, a handful of sweet potato cubes, and a sprinkling of cheese on one side. Fold the remaining side over, and heat through, flipping once.
  5. Top with cilantro and serve with non-fat plain greek yogurt. Enjoy!
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