Include a Sweet Potato in this Sammie…

  • Let the sweet potato wow you in this grilled cheese sammie! If you haven’t tried sweet potato in any type of sandwich yet, get ready for something delicious…

    Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese!

    photo: oven & apron
    photo: oven & apron

    Sweet potatoes can be used for much more than a baked potato or french fry alternative.  They’re easy to prepare, too. So, we were excited when we came across this incredibly, tasty looking sweet potato grilled cheese sandwich from oven & apron.  They first enjoyed these flavors of the sweet potato and ricotta cheese in a pizza and later decided to try it out in a sandwich. We’re glad they did. The creaminess of a grilled cheese is combined so well with the sweet and rich flavors from a sweet potato.

    This recipe cooks the sweet potatoes in the oven.  You certainly could cook your sweet potato slices in a skillet versus the oven, if preferred.  Just like cooking the slices in the oven, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper in the skillet.  We just love sweet potatoes…easy to cook and delicious to eat. YUM!


    *Makes 2 sandwiches

    • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/2 slices
    • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 2 square ciabatta sandwich rolls
    • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 8 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4 inch thick pieces
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh sage, chopped fine
    • salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

    Make It: 

    1. Cook your sweet potato: preheat oven 450 degrees, F. Place sweet potato slices on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil (3 Tbsp.). Sprinkle with salt and pepper, generously.  Roast for 10 minutes and then flip over, cook for additional 10 minutes, until very tender. Set aside.
    2. Slice each ciabatta roll in half. Spread each half with 1/4 cup ricotta cheese and place 2 ounces of the mozzarella cheese pieces on each half.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and fresh sage.  Layer the sliced cooked sweet potato on one half. Top with other half, cheese side down.
    3. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. olive oil in skillet. Heat sandwich on medium low heat in skillet, for about 7 minutes. Flip sandwich over and heat for 7 minutes, until cheese melts.

    This is an easy to make sandwich that you’ll find to be great for a crowd too. Just slice the sammie into smaller bite size wedges and place them on a serving tray with any type of chip. We’re thinking that blue corn tortilla chips or a sea salt & black pepper kettle chip would be yummy. Even a dill pickle on the side would go well with this grilled cheese.

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