Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas (Gluten Free Freezer Meal Series)

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These are really, really good. It may sound like a strange combination of ingredients, but these are delicious! I make these in large batches so that I have 8 bags in the freezer ready to made for lunches. Any recipe that has my kids happily eating vegetables and beans is a winner in my book!

Gluten Free Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas

1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
2 cups grated, peeled sweet potato or yam
19 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
sea salt to taste

Mix ingredients and put in 2 medium sized resealable freezer bags. Remove excess air, seal and freeze. You can instead put all of the mixture in one large resealable bag but I prefer to freeze this recipe in smaller quantities so that I can take just one bag out as a lunch sized meal for the kids and I.

Additional ingredients for cooking day:

grated jalapeños jack or tex mex cheese
jalapeños (optional)
Udi’s gluten free tortillas

On cooking day, thaw and then fry mixture in a greased pan on medium heat for about 10 minutes.

sweet potato and black bean mixture

Spread mixture on one side of tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and if desired, add some sliced jalapeños. Fold over the other half of the tortillas.

Bake in 350* oven until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa or guacamole.

Please note: In the interest of full disclosure, the picture at the top is of a cheese and onion gluten free quesadilla. I made sure to take a picture of the sweet potato and black bean mixture as I was cooking it up but then by the time I realized that I hadn’t taken a picture of the finished quesadilla, the kids had eaten them all up! So I quickly made up a simple quesadilla just for the picture and Einstein was more than happy to eat it.

This recipe is part of my 10 Days of Gluten Free Freezer Meals series. You may also be interested in following my Gluten Free Recipes or Freezer Meals Pinterest Boards.


  1. These look great, what an easy lunch!!

  2. Is the freezer part a necessity? Just wondering if I can make it fresh. Thanks!

    • You can totally make it fresh. Making them in large batches and freezing for use later is just a time saver overall but they are really good fresh.

  3. Lisa Behrens says:

    These look delishious! I think I’m going to make some tomorrow for lunch!!

  4. caroline says:

    is the grated sweet potato raw or cooked?


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