Sweet Potato, Walnut, and Havarti Grilled Cheese

This Sweet Potato, Walnut, and Havarti Grilled Cheese is from Kelly Pfeiffer’s new cookbook, Superfoods at Every Meal. Let’s have words.

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 I’m just gonna come out and say it. This grilled cheese is the finest display of splooge I’ve ever had the pleasure of sticking in my facehole.

It’s so gooey, salty, sweet, crunchy, crispy, flavorful, carby, bangarang, dope, dank, call in for reinforcements, eat this every day of your life, feed it to your kids, sneak a taste to your dog, don’t miss out on the best grilled cheese ever, sweet po grilled cheese for president.

Stop me if I’m going too fast.

 Superfoods at Every Meal, by Kelly Pfeiffer

This recipe came straight from Kelly Pfeiffer’s newly released cookbook, Superfoods at Every Meal. Each recipe in the book includes one or more of the following superfoods: quinoa, chickpeas, kale, sweet potato, blueberries, eggs, honey, coconut oil, Greek yogurt, and walnuts. There are so many options for keeping your daily eats superiffic, and the photos in the book are gorgeous. They’ll make you want to eat all the superfoods ever.

Kelly also writes the blog, Nosh and Nourish. Take a peek at her site so you can get an idea of how insanely mouth-watering the recipes in her cookbook are.

Next up on my To Make list from Kelly’s book:

  • Artichoke, Kale, & Mozarella Melt
  • Tuscan Kale Soup
  • Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
  • Balsamic, Kale, and Chicken Sausage Pizza
  • Smoked Ham Pad Thai
  • Sweet Potato Muffins with Walnut Streusel

Le sigh…so many superfoods, so little time.


I ate this grilled cheese after I went for a 27-mile road bike ride. Because it’s made out of 97% carbs and I needed allllll of them. P.S. I told myself I’d only eat half and save the rest for a midnight snack, but then I ate the whole thing before I knew what was happening. P.P.S. I put an entire sweet potato in that grilled cheese, even though the recipe instructed me to control myself. P.P.P.S. I used Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free bread, which I picked up at Whole Foods – have you tried it? Spongiest.gluten.free.bread.ever

Back to the book.

Kelly’s beautiful book gives you tons of options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert. You could seriously live out of this book, no joke. The recipes are healthful without being impractical – meaning, all the ingredients are easy to find at any store, and they are all pretty quick to prepare. This book is great for everyone – from those  who already enjoy eating healthy to those who are looking to add nutrients to their diet.

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Want to grab hold of a copy? You can buy one through Amazon (<- affiliate link), or you can enter for a chance to win one right here, right now. Simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite superfood and you’re in the running.

The giveaway ends Wednesday, March 25, 2015, and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected. Good luck, and let the superfoods be with you.

Superfoods at ee’ery dang meal, get them!

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Sweet Potato, Walnut, and Havarti Grilled Cheese + Giveaway!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Author: Julia
Recipe reprinted with permission from Fair Winds Publishing


  • 1 large sweet potato baked and flesh scooped out
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup walnuts chopped
  • 8 slices sourdough bread*
  • 16 sliced havarti cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sweet potato flesh, cinnamon, honey, and walnuts. Mash and stir to combine.
  3. For each sandwich, spread 1 piece of bread with a thick layer of the sweet potato mixture, 4 slices of havarti, and the second piece of bread. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is slightly browned

Recipe Notes

*I used gluten-free white bread



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  1. Paige Rittgers

    My fav super foods change like the seasons! But currently I am trying to incorporate more coconut oil in my daily food intake. =)

  2. Julia

    I need to get my hands on this cookbook-it looks fabulous. And this sandwich…what a seriously great idea. I love the sweet potato with the havarti!

  3. Jennifer

    My favs….so hard. I would have to say sweet potatoes, kale, blueberries and avocados. Did I mention my love of brussel sprouts. Hard to pick just one.

  4. Yoojin

    my favorite superfood would have to be cacao… it has so many health benefits and can be eaten as part of dessert 🙂

  5. Krista

    Definitely Greek yogurt! I top it with a bit of old fashioned oats, fresh fruit, nut butter, and a drizzle of honey for a super filling breakfast. Thanks for sharing this decadent and quick/easy recipe from the cookbook!

  6. Krista

    How to pick just one???? I guess sweet potato, maybe walnuts or greek yogurt. Hmm, definitely honey – I think I’ll just put them all together and eat them, hahahaha

  7. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health

    OMG, I would LOVE to stick that splooge in my face hole. lol

    Awesome job rockin’ 27 miles, girlfriend! Between this sandwich and that nice long ride, it sounds like a damn good day.

    And it is so hard for me to choose one superfood because I love them all but if I had to choose, I suppose it would Greek yogurt. Or sweet potatoes. Or maybe blueberries.

  8. Kelly

    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I’ve been loving the versatility of chickpeas lately 🙂

    This cookbook looks really neat, thank you for sharing it!

  9. Maria

    Sweet potato, hands down! So many different ways to prepare them – never thought to put it in a grilled cheese. I think I need this ASAP.

  10. Shoshana

    I seriously love all of the superfood in the cookbook but if I had to choose just one, it would be greek yogurt. I eat it almost every day and use it all the time as a healthy substitution when I bake.

  11. Margot C

    I like them all really, but the true favorite of my heart is blueberries. I can remember picking some blueberries at camp in Tennessee when I was a kid right off of a bush and being lightening struck by how wonderful they were.

  12. Christina

    My favorite of these superfoods is quinoa. It can be the base of an infinite number of healthy meals, and is a complete protein that fits in anyone’s diet. It is affordable and nutritious, and simple to prepare.

  13. Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes

    OOO, yes!! I want one! I can only imagine how decadent that grilled cheese sandwich must taste. Omg, all the best comfort foods in one spot. I think when you mention superfoods, I honestly think of your kale cookbook! You stockpiled foods like kale (obviously), quinoa, basil, garlic, onions and other veggies in so many healthy recipes! Still love it! 🙂

  14. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

    Best sandwich idea ever!!!! You had me fooled into thinking it was buffalo chicken!!! Then dummy me, I read the title hahaha. This is even better! I seriously cannot wait to make this with my lone sweet potato I just found in my pantry.

  15. Judy

    My favorite superfood changes with almost every meal I make. Since I’m thinking spring, I’m gonna go with Blueberries today.

  16. Abbey Holcomb

    Blueberries! I pick them every summer and freeze them for the rest of the year. Eating frozen blueberries is like eating the best candy EVER but they’re also great for smoothies and in baking.

  17. Barbara J

    Those little blue berry powerhouses are my favorite. Of course they are most fabulous when fresh and in season, but the frozen ones are accessible and not overly expensive. We eat them every day.

  18. Jennifer

    I love me some blueberries! I’m a snob, thigh. I like to pick my own. Wild Alaska blueberries are the best!

  19. May Bingham

    I saw the picture of the sandwich and my mouth watered… I bake sweet potatoes in a slow oven, wrapped in foil until they ooze their sweet syrup… There is a Havarti cheese at my nearby Farmers Market with caraway seeds… out of this world…. What a combination and with walnuts!! I’ll make myself a sandwich this week… Thank you … The book sounds wonderful..

  20. Izzy

    I don’t know what I love more, this cookbook or this amazing grilled cheese sandwich!! The sandwich! Or maybe the cookbook! Or most definitely this sandwich!! I haven’t had a grilled cheese in so long and now I’m seriously jonesing for one! Sweet potato is hands down my all time favorite super food! 🙂

  21. Alyssa

    I don’t know if I fall for the “superfood” label on foods, but I’ve been loving purple sweet potatoes, greek yogurt, sunny-side-up eggs, and kale lately. My obsessions for different veggies are constantly shifting with the seasons 🙂

  22. Jeffrey

    Well, its hard to just choose one but I would have to say quinoa because I eat it the most. I make up a batch every few days and add it to my morning oatmeal as well as eating quinoa pasta and using quinoa flour for quick breads.

  23. Robyn

    EGGS! You can cook them in so many ways and they go with everything! Hard-boiled on a salad, runny egg on avocado toast, scrambled in a breakfast burrito. Love <3

  24. Shanda

    OH my goodness! I just posted an entry on my blog today about my FIRST BATCH of kombucha, thanks to YOUR book, which I discovered at Barnes and Noble. I even linked your book in my entry. Thank you for the resource and the guidance to brew my own….it turned out great (not as bubbly as I was hoping, but I’m sure that was my impatience). I was just on pinterest looking up recipes and thought the strawberry basil kombucha pin sounded so good, consequently I clicked on the recipe and arrived here finding out that you have a website!!! And what a wonderful one it is. Anyway, i thought you might be fascinated…and maybe take peek at my blog post, which YOU helped produce! 🙂

  25. Susan

    I have two favorite superfoods: açai and chia seeds. Hope that having two favorites doesn’t disqualify me… 🙂

  26. Nicole Muller

    Oh goodness choices choices…. greek yogurt and avacados because they go with all the others for some not to be beat random combos! Yogurt with blueberrie, honey and walnuts? Rock on! Avacado and sweet potato topped with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of walnuts? Any time! Oh the choices – so many delicious foods, so few meals in a day…

  27. Rebecca

    Hmm, my favorite superfood is definitely a tough choice. It’s between sweet potatoes and blueberries but I’d probably have to go with sweet potatoes. Roasted sweet potatoes are just too good.


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