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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 quesadillas
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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

470 calories; protein 17.5g 35% DV; carbohydrates 59.2g 19% DV; fat 18.2g 28% DV; cholesterol 39.5mg 13% DV; sodium 1002.9mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2011
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! Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
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! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2011
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! Easy, cheap, nutritious: five stars! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
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 and instead of salsa I served them with sour cream Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
These were great I added some cumin and chili powder for a little spice. My kiddos ate them up-always a plus! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
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 the vegetarians among us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2011
I cannot believe how absolutely simple and delicious these are. My four year old could not stop talking and raving over them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/09/2011
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! Read More
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