Sweet Potato Quesadillas

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 8
Sweet Potato Quesadillas
Health Highlights


1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 tsp Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Cumin
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh) (to taste)
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese, low fat (or sharp cheddar)
1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
1 dash Salt and pepper (to taste)
4 cup Sweet potato (grated)
8 medium tortilla(s) Tortilla, corn
2 medium Yellow onion (finely chopped)


In a large pan set over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic in the oil until the onions are translucent. Add the grated sweet potatoes, oregano, chili powder, cumin and cayenne and cook, covered — covering is important to prevent sticking — for about 10 minutes, stirring every few minutes. When the sweet potato is tender, add salt and pepper to taste and remove the filling from the heat. Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the sweet potatoes, mix, taste, and adjust with more lime and salt to taste.

Bake the quesadillas: Spread one-eighth of the filling and 2 tablespoons of the cheese on each tortilla. Bake in a 350ºF oven until the cheese is fully melted and quesadillas are hot, approximately 15 minutes.

Optional to cook the quesadillas stovetop: heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Fill tortillas lightly — less is more — with sweet potato filling and some cheese. Fold them in half. Cook two at a time until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip. Cook until golden, about 2 more minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese, filling, adding more oil as needed.

Serve with more fresh lime, sour cream, and salsa if you prefer. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 246
Calories from fat 101
Calories from saturated fat 29.1
Total Fat 11.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.1 g
Cholesterol 9.7 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Potassium 365 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31 g
Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 7.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 1.2

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