Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla Recipe - Bronson Healthcare

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadilla Recipe

Picture of black bean and sweet potato quesadillasMaking healthy food choices is one way to Be Well and live a healthy lifestyle. At Bronson, we offer a variety of nutrition services for nearly every need. Check out this healthy recipe from our team of registered dietitians and nutrition educators.


  • 4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups mashed sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ of a 1-ounce package low-sodium or salt free taco seasoning
  • ½ cup shredded cheese, any variety
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½-1 cup salsa (optional, for serving)
  • Non-stick cooking spray


  1. Scrub potatoes, removing any blemishes, and pierce with a fork or knife.
  2. Place potatoes in microwave and cook on high for 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, rinse and drain beans and place in a medium size bowl.
  4. Carefully remove potatoes from the microwave, cut them open and scoop the inside into the bowl with the beans.
  5. Add taco seasoning to potato/bean mixture and mash well with a masher or fork.
  6. Spread sweet potato/bean mixture on ½ of each tortilla.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and green onion.
  8. Fold tortilla in half.
  9. Cook on a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, about 3 minutes on each side.
  10. Cool slightly and cut each tortilla into 4-6 pieces.
  11. Serve with salsa and enjoy!

Fresh Tip

Sweet potatoes should be firm and wrinkle free. Store them away from the sun in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition per serving (per quesadilla)

340 calories, 4.5g fat, 53g carbohydrate, 11g protein, 7g fiber, 230mg sodium

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