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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla

The sweet and savory filling in this sweet potato and black bean quesadilla makes it the perfect vegetarian dish. Add spinach, peppers, or onions for extra veggies.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadilla

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup lowfat shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Prick sweet potato with fork and microwave for 5 minutes on HIGH. Let cool slightly.
  2. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop flesh into large bowl. Mash until smooth.
  3. Combine beans, cilantro, and seasoning to sweet potato and mix well.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spread sweet potato mixture evenly on one side of tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and place second tortilla on top. Cook 3 - 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Flip and cook an additional 2 - 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and mixture. Cut into quarters.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 9.34gSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 34.82gFiber: 10.39gSugar: 2.33gProtein: 17.04g

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Amber Gray

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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  1. So easy and full of protein

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