It’s a winning combination that is sure to become a dinner time favorite! Sweet Potato and Chorizo Quesadillas are a hearty yet simple meal that will satisfy even the most picky of eaters.
Sweet potatoes are a nutritional powerhouse that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They provide antioxidants to help prevent cell damage and boost your immune system. They’re also loaded with Vitamin A and C, which helps to reduce inflammation, protects skin from the sun, and helps prevent cancer. And, although they do contain natural sugar, they are considered a low-glycemic food, which means they won’t cause your blood sugar levels to skyrocket.
Chorizo sausage is a Spanish-style sausage that is mild, smoky and a bit spicy. It adds a nice flavor to the quesadillas and helps to cut out the sweetness of the sweet potatoes. Chorizo is made with a variety of herbs and spices, as well as ground pork. It’s best to buy presliced chorizo to make this dish, but you can always dice up a pork sausage of your choice if you prefer.
When making Sweet Potato and Chorizo Quesadillas, start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then you’ll need to prepare the sweet potatoes. Start by slicing them into thin circles. Spread them out on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Once cooked, set them aside and begin making the quesadillas.
To make the quesadillas, warm whole wheat tortillas in a hot, nonstick pan for about a minute on each side. Then, layer one tortilla with some chorizo slices and sweet potato slices, then sprinkle with some cheese. Top with the second tortilla, then press down lightly with a spatula. Cook for a few minutes over medium-high heat until the tortillas are golden brown, then flip and cook on the other side.
Once the quesadillas are done, cut them up into quarters and serve. Top with sour cream and/or guacamole, if desired. Enjoy this simple, delicious dinner any night of the week!