Any-Way-You-Want-It Sweet Potato Toast
If you love toast, pizza, crackers and sandwiches (hello, join the club) but you’re trying to watch gluten or refined carbs, the L&B Nourish team has a treat for you — sweet potato toast. We cut the sweet potatoes into nice, thick slabs and toast them ‘til they’re soft, lightly caramelized and naturally sweet. They make a surprisingly hearty base for toppings, and you can load them up with all kinds of goodies.
This is one of those no-recipe recipes, which is to say that we’ve outlined the thing in broad strokes, but as the song goes: any way you want it, that’s the way you need it. Here, we’ve given our sweet potato toast the pizza treatment. Think zesty L&B Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, melty pools of fresh mozzarella and a handful of herbs, including basil, oregano, parsley and sage. We love the contrast of the savory toppings with soft, toasty-sweet potato.
What else can you do with sweet potato toast? We like it topped with mashed avocado, peppery radishes, spicy microgreens and a bright, citrus-y vinaigrette. You can’t go wrong with a dollop of hummus, a couple tomato slices and a pinch of flake salt. Egg and cheese bake is definitely a go!
It’s also fun to play up the potato’s sweet side with some soft, milky ricotta and a drizzle of honey. And our kids are wild for hot sweet potato toast slathered in butter, almond butter and orange marmalade — a premium quality after-school snack!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
1 sweet potato, washed, cut into ½-inch thick slices, lengthwise
1 cup L&B Organic Small Batch Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce, warmed
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced or crumbled
¼ cup fresh herbs, chopped
- Place the sweet potato slabs on your toaster oven’s baking sheet, and toast on high until soft. It may take 4 to 6 rounds of toasting. Note: if you don’t have a toaster oven, or you’re making sweet potato toast for the whole family, you can bake the slabs in the oven at 400 F for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the toaster oven. Spoon the pasta sauce over them, and sprinkle or layer on the fresh mozzarella.
- Return the sweet potatoes to the toaster oven (or oven), and bake until the cheese is melty and starting to bubble, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer the sweet potatoes to plates, garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
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