Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Black Bean Sweet Potato Quesadilla

This black bean sweet potato quesadilla recipe is easy to make, loaded with flavor, and is full of healthy ingredients. Vegetarian and easily gluten free, this is a simple veggie meal that is always a crowd pleaser!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: black beans, salsa, sweet potato
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 366kcal


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet potato cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked and drained black beans I use canned.
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salsa I used a mild jarred kind to make it kid-friendly
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese or to taste
  • 6 medium whole wheat tortillas


  • Heat avocado oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add sweet potatoes.
  • Cover and cook the sweet potatoes for about 6-7 minutes, tossing a few times to prevent burning. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. The smaller the potato pieces, the quicker they will cook.
  • Add black beans, salsa, spices and salt. Cook until black beans are warm and spices are fragrant. About 3-5 minutes.
  • Warm a tortilla in another large skillet over medium heat. Once the tortilla is warm, place about 1/4 cup cheese (or to taste) and about 1 cup of the black bean + sweet potato mixture onto the tortilla. Sprinkle with another 1/4 cup cheese and place another tortilla on top.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes, pressing down with the back of your spatula to help seal the quesadilla as the cheese melts. Flip, and cook another 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and slice into triangles. Continue with remaining ingredients. Enjoy with sour cream, extra salsa, guacamole or as is.


Serving: 0.5quesadilla | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5262IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 3mg