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Tina's Halloween Quesadillas

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"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! "
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1 h 10 m servings 470
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 quesadillas)


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  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; 18.2 59.2 17.5 40 1003 Full nutrition

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Wonderful! The kids loved it! I added sauteed onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder to the sweet potatoes. Other than that, it is a great recipe. Thanks!

Most helpful critical review

Cute that the quesadillas are orange but they don't taste anything like sun dried tomatoes! There are jalapeno flavored tortillas that are orange, maybe they're tastier!

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Wonderful! The kids loved it! I added sauteed onion, garlic, cumin, and chili powder to the sweet potatoes. Other than that, it is a great recipe. Thanks!

I was skeptical. But the combination of flavors was delicious. A resounding hit with the whole family and we don't even like sweet potatoes! Only change I made was corn tortillas. Great! Ea...

I caramelized a yellow onion to add to it and included the salsa and it was SO good. I served it at a dinner party last night and all of my guests really enjoyed it.

These were great, I added some cumin and chili powder for a little spice. My kiddos ate them up-always a plus!

I made these last night to use up left over mashed sweet potatoes and they were so good. Even my husband who isn't a bean person liked them. I used regular tortillas as it was what I had on hand...

Carmelized a small chopped onion, and added between 1/8 and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon along with cumin and a sprinkle of cayenne. We didn't need the salsa, and used multigrain tortillas. Great for t...

Delicious! I followed others suggestions and added sauteed onions and cumin. I don't like the texture of beans, so I mashed them in with the potatoes. So yummy!

My kids absolutely love these. I've made them multiple times, now. Be creative-- cut out a triangle, put a bean on top, and call it Pac Man! A great way to use my seasonal sweet potatoes.

I cannot believe how absolutely simple and delicious these are. My four year old could not stop talking and raving over them.