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Three-way sweet potato melts

Three-way sweet potato melts

There’s something for everyone in this recipe – with versatile sweet potatoes and customisable toppings, this dish will be perfect for dinner parties and potlucks. Try all three styles for variety on your dining table.

Sweet potato pesto melts

Makes 4

Prep time: 10 mins  

Cooking time: 32 mins

Ingredients:

  • 650g sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 4 tbs basil pesto
  • 4 slices grain bread, toasted
  • 200g mozzarella, sliced
  • Small basil leaves, to serve

Method:

1. Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Slice sweet potato into 1cm-thick rounds. Place into a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, season, turn to coat. Roast 30 minutes, turning once until golden and tender.

2. Combine butter and half the pesto, spread over one side of each piece of toast. Top with roasted sweet potato and mozzarella. Place under hot grill until light golden.

3. Drizzle with remaining pesto, sprinkle with basil leaves. Serve. 

Sweet potato, feta and olive melts

Makes 4

Prep: 10 mins  

Cooking: 32 mins

Ingredients:

  • 650g sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 4 slices grain bread, toasted
  • 125g soft marinated feta
  • ½ cup pitted green olives, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup finely grated parmesan

Method:

1. Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Slice sweet potato into 1cm-thick rounds. Place into a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, season, turn to coat. Roast 30 minutes, turning once until golden and tender.

2. Spread butter over one side of each piece of toast. Top with roasted sweet potato. Sprinkle with feta, olives then top with tomato. Sprinkle over half the parmesan. Place under hot grill until light golden. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Serve. 

Ham cheese and sweet potato melts

Makes 4

Prep: 10 mins  

Cooking time: 32 mins

Ingredients:

  • 650g sweet potato, peeled
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices grain bread, toasted
  • 200g shaved ham
  • 4 slices tasty cheese
  • Tomato chutney or small rocket leaves, to serve

Method:

1. Preheat oven 200°C fan forced. Slice sweet potato into 1cm-thick rounds. Place into a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, season, turn to coat. Roast 30 minutes, turning once until golden and tender.

2. Combine butter and mustard, spread over one side of each piece of toast. Top with ham, roasted sweet potato and cheese. Place under hot grill until light golden. Serve with tomato chutney and rocket leaves. 

Recipes by Australian Sweet Potatoes.