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Pre-Primary Cooking: Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Makes: 4 servings

Ready in: 60 minutes

Every other week, our child development team leads a cooking class for the pre-primary classes at Harbour View Elementary School. These sweet potato quesadillas are healthy, delicious and so easy to make!



  • 1-2 small sweet potatoes (about 1lb.)

  • Olive oil, salt & pepper

  • 8 small flour tortillas

  • 4 Tablespoons of cream cheese

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese

  • Salsa for serving

Quesadilla Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ sour cream

  • 1 Tablespoon jalapeno brine (liquid from jar of pickled jalapenos)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Peel and chop sweet potato into small cubes, and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.

  4. Roast in oven until softened (about 20-25 minutes). Set aside to cool.

  5. Lower oven to 375 F.

  6. Spread 1 Tablespoon of cream cheese onto each flour tortilla.

  7. Add the sweet potato to the tortilla (you can mash the sweet potato if you want a creamier filling in the quesadilla).

  8. Place them onto the lined baking sheet.

  9. Top with shredded cheese and remaining tortillas.

  10. Place into oven and bake for 5-8 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted.

  11. Serve with salsa and sour cream (or quesadilla sauce)!

  12. For quesadilla sauce, mix all the ingredients together and use as a dip for cooked quesadillas

  13. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

If you want to share any photos of your cooking or have any questions please feel free to get in touch with Marlee at


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