Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

An easy recipe for a great appetizer or dinner. This recipe lets you walk away while potatoes are baking and keeps your hands free for other tasks!


  1. Bake the sweet potatoes in a 400 degree oven for about 45 minutes to an hour (until soft).
  2. Allow sweet potatoes to cool thouroughly.
  3. Shred the cheese and set aside.
  4. Skin the sweet potatoes and mash together with the black beans, cumin and garlic powder.
  5. Spread approximately 3/4 cup of potato/bean mixture onto a flour tortilla.
  6. Cover mixture with cheese and place another tortilla on top.
  7. Repeat until all mixture is used.
  8. Place quesadillas on greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake in a 350 degree oven until cheese has melted and tortilla is crispy (about 10-15 minutes).
  10. Serve with salsa or your favorite condiment.
Most Helpful

Super easy and super fantastic! What a great recipe. I peeled and cooked the sweet potatoes in the microwave, mashed them, and then stirred in the beans and spices. It was a perfect balance of flavors. I actually used muenster cheese because that's what I had on hand -- also good. They toasted nicely in the oven, and were a wonderful, tasty, filling meal.

Wish I Could Cook November 17, 2009

Loved it! A nice spin on a classic tex-mex dish.

Meghan O March 05, 2008

I tried this recipe originally to lighten up my take to work lunches and now it is a staple! I usually freeze 2 serving to have on hand and keep 2 in the fridge. Paired with a nice green salad using salsa as dressing, I always look forward to my lunch break.

Kanzeda January 09, 2005