Open-Faced Sweet Potato "Sandwich"

Open-Faced Sweet Potato "Sandwich"
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.

You can use this method with any sandwich fillings. Try sliced tomato, basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, or try ham with spinach and muenster cheese.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 sandwich
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 sandwich
  • Amount per serving Calories 100

  • Total Fat 2.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 85mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 6g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 6g
  • Potassium 420mg
  • Phosphorus 130mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Starch, 1/2 Fat



  • red bell pepper (seeded and thinly sliced)
  • Swiss cheese (1-ounce each, reduced-fat)
    2 slice
  • salt-free seasoning (like Mrs. Dash)
    1 tsp
  • small zucchini (thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • medium sweet potatoes
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside.

  2. Slice one round edge of the sweet potato thinly lengthwise. Slice the other round edge of the sweet potato thinly lengthwise. Discard those slices.

  3. Slice the sweet potato down the middle lengthwise and peel. Repeat for other sweet potato. You will end up with four 1-inch-thick lengthwise slices of sweet potato.

  4. Place on the prepared baking sheet and spray the tops of the sweet potatoes with cooking spray. Bake the sweet potatoes for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F.

  5. Flip the sweet potatoes and then lay equal amounts of thinly sliced zucchini and red bell pepper on each sweet potato. Season with the salt-free seasoning.

  6. Cut each slice of swiss cheese in half and top each sweet potato with the swiss cheese. Return the potatoes to the oven for 15 more minutes.

  7. Serve immediately.