Sweet Potato Quesadillas


It started to get dark around 4:30 last night and I pretty much wanted to cry. I am not ready for the shortened days and the sharp, painful wind during my runs along the harbor. But such is the progress of fall in places not named San Diego. At least there are mugs of hot apple cider, and warm, gooey foods like these Sweet Potato Quesadillas.

As you can see in my photo, our quesadillas were overflowing with tastiness. We only had small, taco-sized tortillas. I would definitely recommend that you use a larger tortilla when making these. Sure, I could have just put a little less filling in each tortilla, but I’m no dummy. You want these full and thick and almost overflowing.

I also recommend adding a good amount of salt. These are incredibly flavorful and well spiced, but I like things pretty salty and I particular enjoy the sweet and salty combo that you can achieve here.

We served these with sour cream and a side of black beans. They’re really easy to make and take very little time. I definitely recommend them for a night when you’re looking for something quick and easy.


Sweet Potato Quesadillas


1 1/2 cups onion, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp dried oregano

1 1/2 tsp dried basil

1 1/2 tsp marjoram

1 1/2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

pinch of ground red pepper to taste

4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

8 tortillas

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Sauté onions and garlic in 1 tbsp oil until translucent

Add spices and cook with onions for another minute

Add potatoes and heat through, stirring to prevent sticking.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Spread filling and shredded cheese on half of each tortilla and fold the tortilla in half.

Place on an oiled baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the tortillas with oil.

Bake at 400 until brown, 15-20 minutes.

Serve with salsa or sour cream.

{via Simply In Season}


3 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Quesadillas

  1. Only thing good about the end of Daylight Savings is that it is light out so early!! I am a morning runner myself and it makes those 6:30am runs a little more enjoyable haha

    • Agreed, Ani! I’ve started getting up extra early to take advantage of the couple extra hours of daylight we’re getting in the morning. Early morning sun definitely makes for a nice start to the day.

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