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Quesadilla “Pie”

Most Americans celebrate Mexican culture and heritage on May 5th, Cinco de Mayo. Try out this oh-so-easy and delish recipe for Quesadilla Pie that your kids will have fun making—and eating!


Serves 6


Prep time: 10 minutes


Cook time: 25 minutes


1 sweet potato (or avocado, see note)


1 package large multigrain tortillas


1 can black, red or pinto beans, rinsed and drained


1 Tablespoon chili powder


½ jar of your favorite salsa


1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


¾ cup sour cream, chopped tomatoes and/or salsa for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.


2. Cut sweet potato (or avocado) into small cubes. For sweet potato, microwave on high for about 2 minutes, until cubes are fork-tender.


3. Place 1 tortilla into a greased pie plate and top with beans. Top with another tortilla and cover with cubed sweet potatoes (or avocado), sprinkle with chili powder. Top with a tortilla and spread salsa on it, then top with another tortilla and sprinkle with cheese.


4. Cover pie plate with foil and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes.


5. Remove from oven and garnish as desired. Cut with pie cutter to serve. Yum!



Recipe and photography by Torrey Kim



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