Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese Sandwich


The classic grilled cheese is a childhood favorite and a warm and comforting lunch staple. But what if we told you there was a way to elevate this timeless dish, to infuse it with unexpected flavor and vibrant color? Enter the Sweet Potato Grilled Cheeseā€”a symphony of sweet and savory that will tantalize your taste buds.

Why Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese?

  • Flavor Fusion: Sweet potato adds a delightful sweetness and creamy texture that beautifully complements your favorite cheese. It’s a flavor adventure in every bite!
  • Nutritional Upgrade: Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins, fiber, and beta-carotene, making this grilled cheese a more nutritious alternative to the classic.
  • Visually Stunning: The vibrant orange of the sweet potato creates a visually stunning sandwich, perfect for impressing yourself or your lunch date.

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

  • The Bread:
    • 2 slices of your favorite bread (sourdough, wheat, or even a buttery brioche works well)
  • The Star of the Show:
    • 1/2 medium sweet potato, thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick)
  • The Melty Magic:
    • 2-3 slices of your favorite cheese (cheddar, Gruyere, goat cheese, or a combination are all delicious options)
  • Flavor Boosters (Optional):
    • 1 tablespoon butter or mayonnaise (for spreading)
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
    • Pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Sweet Potato Prep: Wash and peel your sweet potato. Using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer (if you have one), cut the sweet potato into thin slices.
  2. Spice It Up (Optional): In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  3. Butter Up: Spread your chosen fat (butter or mayonnaise) on one side of each bread slice.
  4. Cheese Heaven: Place half the cheese slices on the unbuttered side of one bread slice. Layer the sweet potato slices on top of the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese slices.
  5. Griddle Time: Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Carefully place the sandwich on the griddle. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and crispy, and the cheese is melted and gooey.
  6. Savor the Sweetness: Once cooked through, carefully transfer the sandwich to a plate and cut it in half. Take a moment to admire the beautiful golden brown exterior and vibrant orange filling before digging in!

Tips & Tricks:

  • Want extra melty cheese? Pre-shred your cheese for even melting throughout the sandwich.
  • Don’t have a griddle? No problem! You can use a frying pan with a little bit of butter or oil.
  • Feeling adventurous? Add a drizzle of balsamic reduction or a smear of pesto to the bread for an extra flavor explosion.

So ditch the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary! The Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese is a delightful twist on a classic, a culinary adventure for your taste buds.

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