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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.  IMG 0003

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!

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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25 responses to “Friday Night Sweet Potato Quesadilla

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

  2. 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 🙂

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

  3. 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!

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

  4. 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’?

  5. 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. 😉

  6. 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!!

    1. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Love all your recipes Foodbabe! My husband and I want to be informed about our food and to make sure we make good decisions about what we are putting in our body! Keep up the good work!! We love you!!

  10. I want to make these! Do you think they’d work with kale, chard, or spinach in place of the arugula?

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