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Mashed Sweet Potato, Apple and Cotija Quesadillas

 
One serving costs about $4.1 One serving costs about $4.1

$4.10 per serving

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This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 gluten-free,healthy,gluten free fingerfood,lunch,antipasti,main course,starter,snack,appetizer,main dish,antipasto,dinner,hor d'oeuvre Mexican
spoonacular Score:9%

Spoonacular Score: 9%

 

You can never have too many Mexican recipes, so give Mashed Sweet Potato, Apple and Cotija Quesadillas a try. This recipe serves 3. One serving contains 1185 calories, 23g of protein, and 31g of fat. For $4.1 per serving, this recipe covers 49% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. Not a lot of people really liked this hor d'oeuvre. Head to the store and pick up onion, butter, grapeseed oil, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a tremendous spoonacular score of 82%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: sweet potato, quinoa & cotija, Sweet Potato, Red Onion & Cotija Stacks, and Sweet Potato Quesadillas.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 slice
2 slice apples
apples
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
0.25 cup
0.25 cup cilantro
cilantro
0.25 cup
0.25 cup cilantro
cilantro
4 ounces
4 ounces cotija cheese
cotija cheese
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps grapeseed oil
grapeseed oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps honey
honey
1
1  lime (juice)
lime (juice)
1
1  red onion
red onion
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
5 pounds
5 pounds sweet potatoes
sweet potatoes
6
6  tortillas
tortillas
2 slice apples
2 slice
apples
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
0.25 cup cilantro
0.25 cup
cilantro
0.25 cup cilantro
0.25 cup
cilantro
4 ounces cotija cheese
4 ounces
cotija cheese
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
2 Tbsps grapeseed oil
2 Tbsps
grapeseed oil
2 Tbsps honey
2 Tbsps
honey
1  lime (juice)
1
lime (juice)
1  red onion
1
red onion
0.5 tsps red pepper flakes
0.5 tsps
red pepper flakes
5 pounds sweet potatoes
5 pounds
sweet potatoes
6  tortillas
6
tortillas

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saucepan and add onions and apples. Cook until they turn begin to brown, approximately 15-20 minutes.
  2. As onions and apples cook, heat tortillas slightly in the oven (300 degrees for 10-15 minutes) or on the stove in a pan sprayed lightly with cooking spray. They should not get crispy, only warm.
  3. In a small bowl, mash warm sweet potatoes, honey, 1 tablespoon butter, lime juice and zest, cumin, cilantro and red pepper flakes.
  4. Spread a layer of sweet potatoes, onion-apple mixture and then crumble cheese on one half of the tortilla and fold over. (Resist the urge to overfill.) Using remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon oil, toast quesadillas on both sides until golden brown.
  5. For a little added snazzle, whisk a bit of chili pepper, honey and lime juice together and drizzle on top.
  6. We used Fujis. A crisp, sweet apple works best.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.14
Ingredient
2 slices apples
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cups cilantro
¼ cups cilantro
4 ounces cotija cheese
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 lime (juice)
1 red onion
½ teaspoons red pepper flakes
5 pounds sweet potatoes
6 tortillas
Price
$0.72
$0.16
$0.13
$0.13
$1.46
$0.13
$0.18
$0.51
$0.25
$0.37
$0.05
$7.56
$0.77
$12.43

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1185 Calories
23g Protein
30g Total Fat
209g Carbs
74% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1185k
59%

Fat
30g
47%

  Saturated Fat
9g
59%

Carbohydrates
209g
70%

  Sugar
54g
61%

Cholesterol
33mg
11%

Sodium
1387mg
60%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
23g
46%

Vitamin A
108077IU
2162%

Manganese
2mg
119%

Fiber
27g
110%

Vitamin B6
1mg
94%

Potassium
2832mg
81%

Vitamin B5
6mg
66%

Vitamin B1
0.99mg
66%

Copper
1mg
64%

Phosphorus
634mg
63%

Vitamin B2
1mg
59%

Magnesium
221mg
55%

Calcium
527mg
53%

Iron
7mg
43%

Folate
163µg
41%

Vitamin B3
7mg
37%

Vitamin E
5mg
36%

Selenium
24µg
34%

Vitamin C
28mg
34%

Vitamin K
29µg
28%

Zinc
3mg
26%

Vitamin B12
0.65µg
11%

Vitamin D
0.15µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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