Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

We eat a lot of quesadillas in this house. It’s one of our go-to quick dinners. I typically just pick up a roast chicken, shred it up, season it and toss some in between tortillas and call it a day, but I like that I can change things up by mixing in whatever veggies or cheeses I have on hand. It’s actually a great way to empty out the fridge!

My friends over at Mission Foods recently sent me a package of some of their new Digestive Health tortillas and I was pretty excited to give them a try! These tortillas are so great because they are packed with digestive and immune supporting probiotics! I was really pleased with these tortillas actually. Sometimes these types foods don’t always taste so great, but these tortillas taste just like a regular tortilla and are nice and soft.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Since I was riding the digestive health train, I wanted to pack this quesadilla with other digestive-friendly foods! It’s stuffed with fiber-rich black beans and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and zesty spices! Oh and some cheese, because let’s be real, what’s a quesadilla without cheese? A lame-a-dilla, that’s what.

And because I couldn’t stop at just the quesadilla itself, I also made a big bowl of avocado crema for dipping! If have never had it, make it, and then taste it and you will then want to put it on all of the things in your life. Trust.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas
Yield: serves 2-3

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas - Packed with fresh sweet potatoes and black beans and served with avocado crema!


For the quesadillas:

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unseasoned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese
  • cooking spray
  • 4 Mission Foods Digestive Health Tortillas

For the avocado crema:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


To make the quesadillas:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Add the sweet potatoes in an even layer. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Roast the potatoes in the oven for 10-15 minutes until cooked and lightly golden.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add in the black beans along with the cumin, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and the salt and pepper. Cook for another 4 minutes until beans are softened. Once the potatoes are done, add to the black bean mixture and stir together. Let everything cook together for another 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Wipe out the pan. Take one tortilla, spray one side with cooking spray and place spray-side down onto the pan. Take about 1/4 cup of the cheese and sprinkle evenly onto the tortilla. Then spoon half of the sweet potato mixture on top of the cheese. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of the cheese on top. Take another tortilla, spray one side with more cooking spray and place spray-side up on top. Use a large spatula and gently press down on top of the quesadilla. Cook for about 3 minutes and then carefully flip over. Cook on the other side for another 3-4 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy. Flip back over once more if needed. Repeat with next quesadilla. Cut each into quarters. Serve with desired toppings.

To make the avocado crema:

  1. Combine the avocado, sour cream, garlic powder, and lime juice in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 596Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 796mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 9gSugar: 15gProtein: 19g

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas

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