Tina's Halloween Quesadillas


I wanted to make something using orange and black colors for Halloween, and came up with sweet potato, black bean and cheese quesadillas. These wedges are comfortingly good at any time of year, but especially cute for Halloween! My kids love them plain...I love them with my spicy cilantro salsa!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
6 quesadillas


  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed

  • 6 (10 inch) tomato flavored tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained, divided

  • 1 cup salsa (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Cut several slashes into each sweet potato.

  2. Bake the potatoes in the preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes. Mash the hot sweet potatoes in a bowl. Reduce oven heat to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and warm a tortilla in the skillet until pliable, about 2 minutes. Flip the tortilla over, and sprinkle the tortilla to about 1/2-inch of the edge with 1/3 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese. Allow the cheese to melt, and spread about 1/3 cup of mashed sweet potato over the melted cheese. Spread 2 or 3 tablespoons of black beans over the sweet potatoes. Fold the tortilla in half, enclosing the filling. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas; keep filled quesadillas warm in the oven.

  4. Serve in wedges topped with salsa.

Cook's Notes

Use a pizza cutter to cut the wedges.

Baking the sweet potatoes ahead of time will save time. Mash and heat the potatoes in the microwave before spreading onto the tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

470 Calories
18g Fat
59g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 470
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 1003mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 405mg 31%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 596mg 13%

* 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.