This Sweet Potato Grilled Cheese Is A Game Changer – And It’s Vegan

Sweet potato is the perfect home for grilled cheese

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Sweet potato grilled cheese made with a dairy-free and vegan recipe This innovative grilled cheese recipe is about to transform your lunchtime - Media Credit: Romy London

Have you ever heard of grilled cheese in a sweet potato? Before today, neither had we. But this dairy-free dish will be an absolute game changer for your lunchtime.

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Grilled cheese is traditionally served in bread, but this Romy London recipe uses sweet potato in its place. As well as vegan cheese, the recipe includes a homemade walnut mince.

Health benefits of sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are a highly nutritious root vegetable known for their health benefits. Rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, sweet potatoes support eye health and immune function. They also provide significant amounts of vitamin C, manganese, and several B vitamins, which contribute to overall health by maintaining proper bodily functions, including digestion and blood pressure regulation. Sweet potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps to promote a healthy digestive tract and improve cholesterol levels. Additionally, their antioxidant properties help combat inflammation and protect against chronic diseases. With a low glycemic index, sweet potatoes can also aid in blood sugar regulation, making them a beneficial addition to any diet.

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Sweet potato grilled cheese

This unusual take on a traditional grilled cheese recipe is dairy-free and packed full of flavor
Sweet potato grilled cheese made with a dairy-free and vegan recipe
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time10 mins
Prep Time15 mins

Ingredients

For the walnut mince
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 120 g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp vegan butter
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into ¼-inch slices
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-5 vegan cheese slices
  • Fresh chives to serve

Instructions

  • Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle pan over a medium-low heat. Pour in the olive oil and fry the chopped walnuts for 5 minutes whilst stirring regularly, then add the tamari, maple, and smoked paprika and remove from the heat after 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and spinach into the skillet and cook until wilted, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Melt the vegan butter in the skillet and arrange the potato sliced in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and flip regularly until the sweet potato slices are tender and golden. This should roughly take 10 minutes.
  • Reduce the head and place the vegan cheese onto half of the sweet potato slices. Top with walnut mince and spinach, then drizzle a small amount of water into the hot skillet and immediately cover with a lid. This should help the vegan cheese melt! Once melted, top the loaded potato slices with another sweet potato slice and remove from the skillet.
  • Serve the sweet potato grilled cheese sandwiches sprinkled with fresh chives and enjoy them on their own, dipped into ketchup or alongside a hearty bowl of tomato soup!

This recipe was republished with permission from Romy London.

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