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5 from 2 votes

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

The perfect freezer recipe to feed the whole family!
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy, freezer
Servings: 4 servings


  • Splash of cooking oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili flakes Optional
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tortillas


  • Scrub the sweet potatoes and cook them in the microwave after pricking them repeatedly with a fork. Or you can peel, boil, and then mash them.
  • While the sweet potatoes are cooking, chop the onion, red pepper, and green pepper.
  • Sauté onion and peppers over medium heat with the garlic and oil. Add the sweet potato and mix.
  • Add black beans and spices and mix together.
  • Put a few spoonfuls of the sweet potato black bean mixture into the tortilla and add shredded cheese.
  • Heat both sides of the quesadilla in a pan until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown.
  • Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream; or all on their own.


You can make a large batch of the filling and freeze some for later. Then when you're ready to eat it, take it out and defrost it in the fridge overnight or in the microwave. Cook as normal and enjoy!