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Sweet Potato and Pork Quesadillas (Paleo)

Sweet Potato and Pork Quesadillas (Paleo) are a type of quesadilla that features sweet potato and pork and is made with Paleo-friendly ingredients. The sweet potato is typically scrubbed and chopped before being cooked and mixed with ground pork. The mixture is then layered with cheese on a tortilla and folded in half. Sweet Potato and Pork Quesadillas (Paleo) can be served with a variety of toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Paleo dieters, those looking for a nutrient-dense meal, and fans of sweet and savory combos.
  • Estimated Duration: 45 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: High in protein, rich in vitamins A and C, and loaded with fiber.

About This Recipe

Step into a Paleo flavor adventure with Sweet Potato and Pork Quesadillas. Marrying the sweetness of sweet potatoes with the savory goodness of pork, this dish redefines comfort food in a Paleo-friendly way.

Leave those grain-based tortillas behind. This recipe swaps them out for thin slices of sweet potato, giving you a delicious, nutritious, and Paleo-friendly option for quesadilla lovers.

Equipment Required

  • Large non-stick skillet or griddle
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl


  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced thinly into rounds
  • 1 pound pork loin, cooked and shredded
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh rosemary for garnish (optional)


  1. Prep Pork and Veggies: Cook and shred the pork loin. Dice the bell pepper and onion.
  2. Slice Sweet Potatoes: Cut the sweet potatoes into thin rounds to serve as your ‘tortilla.’
  3. Heat Oil: In a skillet, melt coconut oil over medium heat.
  4. Cook Veggies: Sauté diced bell pepper and onion until soft. Add cumin, salt, and pepper.
  5. Combine with Pork: Add shredded pork to the skillet and mix well with the veggies.
  6. Assemble Quesadillas: Place a scoop of the pork-veggie mixture between two sweet potato slices.
  7. Cook: Place assembled quesadillas in the skillet and cook until sweet potatoes are tender and slightly crispy.
  8. Garnish and Serve: Optionally, garnish with fresh rosemary. Serve immediately.

Side Dishes

  • Paleo coleslaw
  • Guacamole
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Berry salad

Storage Options

  • Fridge: Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Freezer: Not recommended, as sweet potatoes may lose texture.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Sweet Potatoes: Slices of zucchini can be used as an alternative.
  • Pork Loin: Chicken or turkey are suitable substitutes.
  • Coconut Oil: Avocado oil can be used.

Alternatives to this Meal

  • Sweet Potato and Pork Tacos: Use lettuce wraps and the same filling for a taco variation.
  • Sweet Potato and Pork Casserole: Combine ingredients in a baking dish and bake until tender.
  • Sweet Potato and Pork Stir-Fry: Sauté the ingredients and serve over a bed of cauliflower rice.

If you are interested in reading more about Paleo Quesadilla Ideas, please take a look at these related articles: Coconut-Cassava Tortilla and Beef Quesadillas or Zucchini Tortilla and Shrimp Quesadillas.


Sweet Potato and Pork Quesadillas offer a heavenly match between sweet and savory, all while staying within the Paleo guidelines. It’s a filling, delicious meal that brings together the best of both flavor worlds. Make this dish and delight your palate the Paleo way!