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whole wheat black bean, corn & sweet potato quesadillas // cait's plate

whole wheat black bean, corn and sweet potato quesadillas

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quesadilla 1x
  • Category: dinner


these meatless quesadillas are loaded with flavor the whole family will love and come together quickly, making them a great weeknight staple meal!


  • 2 whole wheat tortillas (I like La Tortilla Factory)
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup yellow corn (I used frozen that I simply warmed in the microwave)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican Blend cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional toppings: plain greek yogurt, hot sauce, salsa, avocado


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with tin foil sprayed with cooking spray*
  2. With a vegetable peeler, peel the sweet potato and cut into chunks
  3. Place on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes (turning halfway through) or until potatoes are softened. Set aside
  4. Place a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking oil
  5. Place the whole wheat tortilla down and 1/4 of the cheese, half the sweet potato, 1/4 cup of the corn and 1/4 cup of black beans**
  6. Fold the other half of the tortilla over and cook on each side (flipping carefully) for about 3-4 minutes (or until just browned).
  7. Repeat the above with the remaining ingredients
  8. Slice each quesadilla in half, top with optional toppings of choice and enjoy!


* If you don’t want to roast the sweet potato, you can always quickly nuke it in the microwave (I poke about 4 holes on each side, then microwave on HIGH for about 6 minutes each side. Simply slice open and scoop half the inside out into each quesadilla)

** I had to mix the cheese, corn, black beans and sweet potatoes around a bit so that the cheese held all the ingredients together and everything didn’t come flying out upon flipping


  • Serving Size: 1 quesadilla

Keywords: quesadilla, meatless, black bean sweet potato quesadilla, vegetarian quesadilla

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