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Sweet Potato Quesadillas

This fork-and-knife quesadilla is great topped with salsa and guacamole.



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2 Tbs. vegetable oil
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1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
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3 cups grated sweet potatoes
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1 small jalapeno chile, chopped
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2 tsp. ground cumin
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½ tsp. dried oregano
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1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
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4 8-inch flour tortillas


1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt, if desired. Cook, covered, 
8 minutes. Add sweet potatoes, jalapeño, cumin, and oregano; cover, and cook 
10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in corn, and cook 1 minute, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Spread 1/2 cup filling on one-half of each tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges. Fold tortillas to enclose filling. (If a tortilla’s edges don’t stick together, brush some oil along bottom inside edge.)

3. Coat large skillet with cooking spray, and heat over medium heat. Cook quesadillas in skillet 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.

Nutrition Information: 

8 g
Total Fat: 
12 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
57 g
0 mg
503 mg
6 g
9 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Tried it. Amazing!!!!

Made these last night they were great!

These were excellent! Didn't miss the cheese at all. Don't skip the salsa and guacamole.

beyond good. even better with black beans.

so yum

Loved these! Added black beans and didn't miss the cheese at all!

One small Chile? :)

If it does not have cheese, don't call it a quesadilla, FGS!

Lovely recepies ...

I made these,and they were delicious!!

Starting a heart healthy diet after a heart attack. These are delicious. I didn't put any salt for seasoning. Paired it with some fresh tomato salsa. I'm sure guacamole, or just some sliced avocado would make this an even more outstanding dish! I'm sure the sweet potato would pair well with a more tart tomatillo salsa. I absolutely love cheese and didn't miss it. By the way....it can definitely be called a quesadilla (anything this is a pan-warmed tortilla folded in half with a filling is a quesadilla). Add cheese if you desire....don't worry about what you call it....sheesh!

no queso means no quesadilla!!

Quesdadilla Translation 1. = filled fried tortilla No cheese required! Can't wait to make these with fresh corn off the cob.

Hate to ask a stupid question...but do you shred the potatoes when they are raw and then cook them on the stove?

Add some Daiya...problem solved.

I made these last night and they are very good, and excellent with salsa and sour cream (I didn't have any avocados). I followed the recipe except I like spicy foods so I added some habanero pepper flakes from peppers I grew in my garden last year and some smoked paprika as it seemed like a smokey flavor would go well with the sweet potato. I would like more heat, so I may add more next time.

Thanks for sharing! Sounds for like a great option for anyone with a dairy allergy and a good way to sneak a few extra nutrients into a quesadilla!

I would make this in a brown rice tortilla for the nutritional reasons...too many chemicals in flour tortillas....

Outstanding alternative to traditional quesadilla! Made even better with the addition of black beans :-)

Absolutely LOVELY!! Great taste, family loved it. I loved it!

It's not a quesadilla if there is no cheese/queso! Lol

We are working on transitioning to a vegan diet, these were fantastic! I was surprised how well guacamole and salsa added and "extra" spicy element that complimented the sweet potatoes so well. I didn't even miss the cheese! For those who do there are great recipes for vegan queso, next time I might add some for fun. For the person below - they are raw sweet potatoes when you grate them. They soften as they cook in the covered pan.