Loaded Veggie Quesadillas

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.

Quesadillas have to be one of the meals that I make most often, as regularly as once a week because they are not only soooo tasty (anything with cheese is good in my book), but they are also pretty quick and simple to make and are infinitely adaptable. These particular ones are loaded with veggies and black beans so actually make for a pretty healthy and filling meal.

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.

I use roasted sweet potatoes and peppers flavoured with spices, I’ve listed individual spices below, but sometimes to cut a corner I will use pre-mixed jerk seasoning (the powdered kind) or all-purpose seasoning instead. I layer these up with seasoned mashed black beans, guacamole, cream cheese (or sometimes I use Boursin) and extra mature cheddar cheese; that’s my favourite combo but to feel free to vary it as you see fit. The recipe serves two people and I find these filling enough on their own without any sides. Make sure that you use large tortilla wraps rather than the smaller kind used for fajitas or you wont be able to fit all the fillings in!

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.
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Loaded Veggie Quesadillas

Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Roasted Vegetables:

  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • drizzle olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Black Beans:

  • 1 400g tin black beans
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • salt and pepper

Guacamole:

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice (to taste)
  • salt and pepper

To Serve:

  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • 50 g cream cheese
  • 75 g extra mature cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7. Chop the peppers into thin slices. Peel the sweet potatoes and chop into thin rounds. Place the veg in a large roasting tray, sprinkle over the cumin, coriander, allspice and chilli powder, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss everything together to coat then roast for about half an hour until the vegetables are tender.

  2. Rinse and drain the black beans and place in a small pan with the cumin, coriander, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher until roughly mashed then heat until warmed through.

  3. Place the avocado flesh in a bowl and mash with the back of a fork, add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Spread the cream cheese over one side of each tortilla wrap. Spread the black beans over the other half. Spread the guacamole on top of the beans, layer the vegetables on top then sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Fold in half.

  5. Lightly grease a large frying pan with vegetable oil over a medium heat. Place the folded tortillas in the pan and heat for about 5 minutes until lightly browned then carefully flip them over and repeat on the other side. Carefully remove to a plate and serve.

Loaded veggie quesadillas - delicious, filling, healthy quesadillas stuffed with spiced roasted sweet potato, peppers, black beans, avocado, cream cheese and cheddar.

13 Comments on Loaded Veggie Quesadillas

  1. Elinor aka Beachhutcook
    February 18, 2017 at 6:50 am (5 months ago)

    Perfect colourful food we need right now to brighten up these dark days.

    Reply
    • hannahhossack
      February 23, 2017 at 9:03 am (5 months ago)

      We could definitely all do with some sunshine…failing that cheesy vegetables will have to do!

      Reply
  2. Tjitske
    February 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm (5 months ago)

    Made this tonight, my husband and I did really enjoy it!! It’s very delicious en creamy en still feels a bit healthy because of all the vegetables ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    • hannahhossack
      February 23, 2017 at 9:02 am (5 months ago)

      Wonderful! I am so glad that you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  3. Erika
    February 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm (5 months ago)

    These looks absolutely delicious! I’ll attempt to make them today and see if I can tempt my sick husband into eating. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply
    • hannahhossack
      February 23, 2017 at 9:02 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks Erika ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you both enjoyed them and your poor husband is better soon! Send him my wishes xx

      Reply
  4. Emily
    March 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm (4 months ago)

    This was the first time I have ever had a quesadilla and certainly will not be my last! It tasted so good and was so filling. Unfortunately my local shop doesn’t sell tinned black beans so I had to skip that step but it still tasted amazing. Thank you for sharing the recipe and I thought the picture slide show was very original and helpful!

    Reply
    • hannahhossack
      March 27, 2017 at 8:36 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Emily, that’s great! I’m really pleased that you enjoyed them and that my slideshow was helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  5. kristen
    March 24, 2017 at 3:18 am (4 months ago)

    these are SO good! such a surprising flavor. i could eat an entire pan of just the sweet potatoes and peppers alone. great recipe!

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    • hannahhossack
      March 27, 2017 at 8:34 am (4 months ago)

      Wonderful! I’m so pleased that you enjoyed them and thank you for the lovely feedback!

      Reply
  6. Phyllis
    March 27, 2017 at 4:09 pm (4 months ago)

    What are “tin” black beans? Black beans in a can?

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    • hannahhossack
      March 27, 2017 at 5:24 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi, yes, it’s 1 400g/14oz can of black beans (in the UK we call cans tins).

      Reply
  7. Boyan Minchev
    July 24, 2017 at 8:09 am (2 hours ago)

    This veggie quesadilla looks amazing, great recipe, thank you for sharing this delight with us.

    Reply

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