Breakfast Foods

Sweet Potato and Ricotta Quesadilla

I had 2 pounds of sweet potatoes at home and decided to whip up a batch of sweet potato brownies yesterday! Even after baking them, I still had extra.. so I made these sweet potato ricotta quesadillas. Way to go with the leftovers! This is when I get to be creative.

It was so easy to make too! Once the sweet potatoes are all steamed, they just need to be mashed and mixed with cilantro and ricotta.

Sweet potatoes is a root vegetable and one of my favorite foods. I love them mashed (candied yams), roasted wedges in cinnamon (dipped in hummus) and steamed whole.

Sweet potato is popular in the Chinese culture. Growing up, my mom added them into soups or had it steamed for our breakfasts. It grew up being one of my favorite foods because it’s sweet! I’ve just always been a sweet tooth kind of girl. Haha, I’m starting to love savory a lot more but I go back and forth often but sweet potatoes always stay.

Anyways, I don’t think you’d want to miss out of this easy simple recipe I highly recommend!!

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Sweet Potato and Ricotta Quesadilla
Serves 2
A simple recipe using mashed sweet potatoes, cilantro and ricotta. The perfect twist to get creative with sweet potatoes!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
25 min
530 calories
104 g
16 g
7 g
15 g
3 g
165 g
247 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
165g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530
Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
10%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 16mg
5%
Sodium 247mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 104g
35%
Dietary Fiber 8g
33%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
63%
Calcium
12%
Iron
13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cups mashed sweet potato (about 1-2 medium)
  2. 1/4 cup tbsp cilantro
  3. 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  4. 2 medium tortillas
Instructions
  1. Peel and diced sweet potato into cubes. Steam until soft (when you can poke a fork through).
  2. Mash sweet potatoes.
  3. Add cilantro and ricotta cheese into the sweet potato mash.
  4. Split up the mash and add half into each tortilla.
  5. Fold in half and cook on a heated pan for a few minutes per side or until crispy.
  6. Garnish with more cilantro and ricotta on top.
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calories
530
fat
7g
protein
15g
carbs
104g
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