Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

“Variety is the spice of life.” These sweet potato black bean quesadillas pretty well sum that up. They are different but absolutely delicious! The veggies in this help to lighten up the quesadilla and give it great flavor.

black bean quesadilla

Have you noticed a pattern? Our family seems to have a “thing” with quesadillas. They are as delicious as they are versatile. This quesadilla has sweet potatoes, black beans and spicy pepperjack cheese. Delicious!

If you love the idea of throwing a quesadilla on the stovetop or grill this summer for a quick and easy meal, consider trying these as well as some of our other favorites:

quesadilla recipe

Barbeque Chicken Quesadillas

Corn and Black Bean Quesadillas

Crockpot Chicken Quesadilla

Veggie Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Yield: 4 tortillas

Serving Size: 1 tortilla

Calories per serving: 306

Fat per serving: 8gm fat, 3gm sat fat, 531mg sodium, 46gm fiber, 6g


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup black beans (can use cooked or canned black beans)
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas


  1. Rinse and scrub the sweet potatoes, then pierce the tortillas several times with a fork.
  2. Place the potatoes in the microwave and cook on high for 7-9 minutes. Flip the potatoes halfway through cooking. Cook until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the microwave and allow to cool Once the potatoes are cool, cut each potato in half lengthwise and with a spoon scoop out the insides. Spread the sweet potato insides onto the tortilla. Top with the beans, cheese and salsa. Fold over the tortilla.
  4. Heat a grill or skillet to medium heat. Place the tortilla on the heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until cheese begins to melt and the bottom of the tortilla begins to brown. Flip the tortilla and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.

Recipe/Nutrition Facts Adapted from Taste of Home

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  1. These look yummy!! Pinned. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I think I will love this!!! I may even add some chipotle to the sweet potatoes. That’s my new favorite way to eat them.

    I hopped over from the Winthrop Chronicles link up.

  3. Looks deeeeelish!! Thanks for sharing with us a Project Inspire{d}!


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