Cheesy Sweet Potato Waffles are made using just three ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes! Serve these savory waffles with a creamy avocado dip for breakfast, brunch or an appetizer.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jarlsberg. All opinions are 100% mine.
Before we get started I need to know… are you team waffles or pancakes!?
If you said pancakes, don’t leave just yet! Why? Because these cheesy sweet potato waffles can easily double as a savory pancake recipe, too!
To be honest, I’ve never had a savory pancake before; however, they sound BOMB.
Savory pancakes with a little grass-fed butter, turkey bacon, and eggs? Mmm. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
Before taking Hello Spoonful full-time, I worked at a coffee shop in Atlanta that specializes in waffles.
One of those waffles was a cheesy waffle which we would turn into a cheesy waffle sandwich.
UMMM. YES PLEASE!
Each salad was also served with a mini cheesy waffle on the side. And those mini waffles are what inspired these 3 ingredient cheesy sweet potato waffles!
I, of course, took the concept and made it healthy, though. 😉
Although I used sweet potatoes in this recipe, you could definitely use regular white potatoes instead.
Personally I prefer the taste of sweet potatoes, and love baking with them!
I love that sweet potato can be both sweet OR savory.
But enough about sweet potatoes, the real MVP of this recipe comes from the cheesy goodness thanks to Jarlsberg lactose-free cheese.
What type of cheese is Jarlsberg cheese you ask?
Many times Jarlsberg is marketed as Swiss cheese because of its characteristics (it has large irregular holes and a distinct nutty flavor), but it tends to actually be sweeter and stronger than swiss cheese!
It’s an all-purpose cow’s milk cheese that’s ideal for snacking, sandwiches, entertaining and cooking.
AKA it’s dang good!
What flavor is Jarlsberg cheese?
Jarlsberg is buttery, rich in texture with a mild, nutty flavor. As said above, it’s similar to swiss cheese, but a bit sweeter and stronger.
It’s truly the perfect addition to savory waffles!
For these Savory Sweet Potato Waffles you will need:
- Sweet Potato
- Salt (optional)
Yep, that’s all! Pretty awesome, right? (For full measurements and instructions head to the bottom of this recipe!)
I also wanted a smooth consistency and that’s easier to achieve with a food processor.
You have two options when it comes to preparing the sweet potatoes for this recipe.
You can microwave them or bake them in the oven.
I chose to microwave my sweet potatoes for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
How to bake your sweet potatoes:
- On a baking sheet, (lined with foil for easy clean-up if you wish) prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork.
- Bake until tender, or until a fork inserted in the thickest part has no resistance, 45 to 50 minutes.
I’m impatient when it comes to waiting for my food to be ready which is why I microwaved them. 🙂
Feel free to get creative with this recipe by topping the waffles any way you please or by adding some fun things into the batter.
My personal favorite way is to top them with my creamy avocado sauce and turkey bacon. It’s delish!
Some other ways to top your sweet potato waffles:
- Add more cheese on top, melt them in the oven, and sprinkle with herbs
- Turn them into mini chicken and waffle sliders
- Top with cream cheese and smoked salmon
- Top with chorizo, black beans, and avocado for a Mexican-inspired breakfast
I can’t wait to see how you all serve your sweet potato waffles! As always, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram when you make them so I can share your creations to my stories!