VEGAN: Crispy And Smoky Sweet Potato Quesadillas

A very creamy yet super healthy potato-based quesadillas.

One of the many things I order whenever I go to a Mexican restaurant is a good whole serving of quesadillas. And I usually have to order two kinds of quesadillas which my hubby, kids and I will share. But there are times that going to a Mexican restaurant is such a hassle especially when I am so busy at home or at work.

So I get super excited whenever I find recipes online that I can make at home. This quesadillas recipe is one of those that have sparked my excitement. My youngest even has even listed this as one of his favorite “SNACKS”.  I love how it is browned crispy on the outside but very creamy and cheesy in the inside. I usually make a batch of two for this recipe as the other would be spicy and the other would be mild for the little ones.

And my kids usually help me as it is super easy to make. You only need 4 ingredients for the filling and then your tortillas. You can make this any time of the day. Plus it has no fats, no oil and completely plant-based. Extra healthy right?

Check out the recipe below.




2 cups (400 g) baked or steamed sweet potatoes

6 tablespoons (42 g) nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons sriracha sauce (or to taste, this amount is for medium spiciness)

1 teaspoon smoked paprika (you can omit but the smoky flavor is amazing)

salt to taste

6-8 large whole-grain tortillas (430-570 g)




Combine the sweet potatoes, nutritional yeast, sriracha, smoked paprika and salt in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. You can also do this in a food processor if you prefer.

Spread the filling evenly on 3 or 4 large tortillas, depending on how much filling you want in your quesadillas.

Top each tortilla with a filling with one of the remaining tortillas and push together gently.

Quickly toast on both sides in a nonstick pan (or broil in the oven) until crispy. I like to quarter the quesadillas before this step because it makes them easier to flip. You could also grill them instead. In any case, watch them closely, they like to burn pretty fast.

Take off the heat and serve right away with fresh veggies, salsa, baked beans etc.


A very big thank you Lucie from for this awesome recipe.