Friday Night Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Last night was so much fun catching up with my best friend, Nicole.  We’ve known each other and been best friends for over 25 years.  Last night reminded me of really good times when we were growing up together – we spent countless weekends in our teenage years sleeping over and watching cheezy shows like Baywatch while eating Papa Johns Pizza.

OH HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED

:) SAM 1885

We didn’t watch any TV and definitely didn’t have any Papa Johns.  LOL.

Nicole came over right after work and we started the night off with lots of green juice shots before I got busy in the kitchen.  

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We caught up on everything while cooking. This gooey sweet potato goat cheese quesadilla turned out fantastic! Nicole loved it so much she exclaimed “Tom (her husband) would love this!” – That made me smile ear to ear.


Let me know if you try this recipe – it’s a crowd pleaser and would be awesome for a party too!

4.5 from 2 reviews

Food Babe’s Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quesadilla
 
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 8 small Ezekiel sprouted wheat tortillas
  • 1 large baked sweet potato
  • 4 ounces goat cheese grated or crumbled
  • 2 cups of fresh arugula
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp coconut oil
  • fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat and cooked red onion until tender and brown
  3. Mash the baked sweet potato with spices and fresh cracked pepper
  4. Lightly spray a large rack with oil and place down 4 tortillas on rack
  5. Spread ¼ cup of sweet potato mixture on each tortilla/li>
  6. Continue adding red onions, arugula and 1 ounce of goat cheese on each tortilla
  7. Top each filled tortilla with another tortilla and spray lightly with oil
  8. Cook for 10-12 mins – watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn
  9. Remove from oven once top is slightly browned and cool for a couple of mins
  10. Use a pizza cutter to cut quesadilla into slices

Notes
***Please buy all organic ingredients if possible***

 

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Ciao,

Nicole & Food Babe

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23 Responses to “Friday Night Sweet Potato Quesadilla”

  1. Veena

    It looks like my kind of food! When do I get to try all these wonderful recipes!
    Love

    Mom

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  2. MiniMe

    Aw, Love this post of y’all! U both look great and the food looks delicious! Sounds like something I would LOOOOOVE :)

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  3. Shalini

    Yummm! Ur making me crave ur sweet potato pizza now!! I wish u were here to cook it!!

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  4. Rochelle

    What are in those green juice shots? Thanks for sharing the recipe, it looks so so good. I look forward to more posts. Have a good day. Rochelle :)

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    • Food Babe (to Rochelle)

      The Green Shots had fresh juice from Collards, Cilantro, Celery, Cucumber, Lemon and Ginger…Thanks for commenting Rochelle!

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  5. shilpa malik

    I’m making these tonight!

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  6. Devyn

    I made these twice, they’re absolutely divine! Goat cheese is seriously heaven-in-my-mouth. What an incredible idea! Just to add- My boyfriend despises sweet potato and he adored these quesadillas!

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  7. dotcomsecrets x

    Hi there, I read your blogs on a regular basis. Your humoristic style is witty, keep it up!

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  8. Hillaryt

    These look divine … where exactly would one find pumpkin pie spice?

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    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to Hillaryt)

      You can find it in any grocery store with the spices – enjoy!

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  9. Lallie

    Hey Vani, I love the sound of this recipe. We don’t really do pumpkin pie over here in the UK – which spices are in ‘pumpkin pie spice’?

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    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to Lallie)

      usually cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves…good luck!

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      • Patsy Cushing (to Assistant to Food Babe (Krista))

        and allspice!

  10. Xtine

    I tried this with a different take. Instead of using sweet spices (the pumpkin pie kind) I took it to the savory/spicy side with smoky paprika and chipotle. It rocked my house! Thanks for the inspiration. ;)

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  11. ANA

    WENT TO WHOLE FOODS IN PA AND DID NOT HAVE ORGANIC RAW GOAT CHEESE ONLY RAW GOAT CHEESE,… WHERE ELSE CAN I LOOK FOR ORGANIC RAW GOAT CHEESE THANKS!!

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    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to ANA)

      I don’t think the goat’s milk cheese she used was organic. Obviously get it if you can but it does not have to be. I would try other natural food stores in your area – probably should call first. If no luck there, ask Whole Foods if they can get it for you… sometimes works. Good luck!

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  12. Pompo

    goat cheese $19.99 for that little chunk? Geez! Recipe looks very yummy though :)

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    • Assistant to Food Babe (Krista) (to Pompo)

      It’s $19.99 /lb… much better don’t ya think?

      Reply
  13. EMichael Pearl

    Great Stuff – I live n motorhome – don’t cook here – have microwave tho – need recipie to go to pot luck. Preferably cold – or could heat at hosts house – afternoon get together of artists overlooking Lake Commanche, Amador County, CA about 44 miles 58 mins. away.

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  14. sandraE

    hi. heard you on the Alex Jones show and was amazed by the info that you shared with the audience. Your information was an eye-opener for me. Thanks a bunch. oh btw- i’m liking your website.

    Reply

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