This is another one of those recipes from Simply in Season where I read it and was like “huh?” But when I started to add the herbs, it all started to come together. I hope that someday I’ll be able to figure all these herbs out, and what flavors they help meld together.
This recipe was made much easier by my new food processor – just whirred up the sweet potatoes, onions, and garlic, sauteed, added the herbs, and almost done!
1 1/2 cups onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp each: dried basil, marjoram, chili powder
pinch red pepper
4 cups sweet potatoes (shredded)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. Saute’ in large frypan garlic, onion, and shredded raw sweet potatoes until onion is translucent and sweet potatoes are cooked soft.
2. Add herbs and cook another minute.
3. Spread about 1/2 C filling and 2 T cheese on half of each tortilla, leaving a 1/2 inch border on the sides. Fold each tortilla in half. Place on oiled baking sheets and brush tops with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven until brown, 15-20 minutes. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
The verdict: The combination of sweet potato, herbs and spices, and salsa really intensified the sweetness of the potato, in a good way. DH gobbled up several of these, and I had a hard time limiting myself to two.
Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (6.3 ounces).
Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients. 4 of the recipe’s ingredients were not linked. These ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (25%) 64.88
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7.38g 11%
Saturated Fat 3.64g 18%
Cholesterol 14.83mg 5%
Sodium 328.62mg 14%
Potassium 591.51mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 40.61g 14%
Fiber 4.98g 20%
Protein 8.6g 17%
Recipe Type: Main Dish
This recipe linked to the Carnival of Meatless Meals , Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
YUM. makes me wish my husband liked sweet potatoes, but he just can’t wrap his mediterranean palate around a sweet Meal.
yummy!I love sweet potatoes
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this is a great recipe. i like it with black beans too! nice boost of protein.
These sound delicious! Can’t wait to try them!
Oh, that sounds good! I’ve never made quesadillas in the oven, but that sure would save time!
I love sweet potatoes and this recipe looks right up my alley! YUM!
Sounds delicious, and sweet potatoes are so good for you too!
the country cook
This sounds unique and quite good. I never thought of putting sweet potatoes in a quesadilla! – http://www.delightfulcountrycookin.com
I love sweet potatoes and this looks delicious!
Wow these are amazing. I just love them and will be making them more often