How trashy can we get?

Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese I howsweeteats.com

That is the question.

Very trashy is the answer. Who puts potatoes in their grilled cheese sandwich?

Well, me. Apparently.

Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese I howsweeteats.com

This is the sort of thing that happens to me when I’m left to my own devices with a giant pan of sweet potato casserole in my fridge. So this is my solution.

Also, it’s like ten million times better if your sweet potatoes have marshmallows or a crunchy, crumbly topping included. Mine had both.

The good news is we’re eating whole grain bread. I mean, right?

Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese I howsweeteats.com

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Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Yield: makes 2 sandwiches

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened for spreading
4 slices whole grain bread
1/3 cup
leftover sweet potato casserole
4 ounces brie cheese
4 slices cooked bacon

Directions:

Heat a large skillet or grilled over medium-low heat.

To assemble the sandwiches, spread the outsides of each slices with softened butter. On the insides, add a slice or two of brie, the bacon slices, a big spoonful of the sweet potatoes and some more cheese. Top it off with the remaining bread, buttered sides up. Cook the sandwiches until golden brown on both sides. Eat!

Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese I howsweeteats.com

What are you doing with your leftovers? We are eating ours again tonight, same old style as yesterday. Because, you know, I want to feel like a stuffed sausage again.

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39 Responses to “Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie and Bacon Grilled Cheese.”

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — November 29, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    This looks like a tempting killer carb overload. If I weren’t so full I would eat this today. Thankfully we don’t have a ton of leftovers!

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    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — November 29, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Confession: Totally did not make sweet potatoes last night. The hubs doesn’t…like…them… I don’t get it.
    Confession #2: I’m making sweet potato casserole today, just so I can make this grilled cheese. Literally struggling at what to say right now because I can only think about this sandwich being in my face.

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    Sini│my blue&white kitchen — November 29, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Is there a better thing than carb+carb? I mean, I love the combination of pasta and potatoes… So there’s really nothing awkward about sweet potato grilled cheese. It’s simply delicious (or that’s at least what I imagine it to be).

    Have a great weekend,
    Sini

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    Tina Muir — November 29, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Whoa! Mind blown! Yummmmmmmm! That is not trashy….it is beautiful! Just need some brie, and I can try! MMMM! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 29, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    YUM!!! What a great idea and simply amazing!! Looks beautiful!

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    Belinda@themoonblushbaker — November 29, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    i did this combo today too! I did my toasties with kale and edam in the mix. it tastes amazing but your picture have sum that up perfectly!

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    Laura @fivefocus — November 29, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I’m in Canada and we had our Thanksgiving last month… BUT the way I see it, there’s ALWAYS room for more Sweet Potato Casserole and then grilled cheese!

    Can’t wait to make this!

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    Tieghan — November 29, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    I say the trashier the better!! This sandwich is awesome!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — November 29, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    I wish I had some leftovers to create awesome grilled cheeses like this

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    Pretend Chef — November 29, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Can’t wait to give this a try! This is a great twist on the classic day after Thanksgiving sandwich.

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    Heather — November 29, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Soooooo what you’re saying to me is that it’s basically health food. I mean whole grain bread, vegetables, dairy and protein. SOLD!

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    Jessica — November 29, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Dying. I may just have to whip up some sweet potato casserole just to make this sandwich.

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 29, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I’m all for the trashed up food today. And I still feel like a sausage–and I haven’t eaten breakfast yet!!! That’s a bad sign.

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    Alyssa — November 29, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    Ummm can I just say that I made that sweet potato casserole yesterday and it was freaking amazing?!? My whole family loved it. I had to double the recipe and I made two changes: I omitted the flaked coconut and doubled the oats (because I HATE coconut) and I used full-fat coconut milk because that’s what I had on hand. I didn’t get to take any leftovers home, which I think is totally unfair considering I made it. I totally want to make more but I’m out of marshmallows – gah!! Oh well, they’re going on my next grocery shopping list.
    UH-mazing.

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — November 29, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    This definately isn’t trashy; it’s amazing!

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    Joshua Hampton — November 29, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I can’t really look at food right now, but here I am, wanting a bite of that grilled cheese sandwich. As if I didn’t stuff my face yesterday. Great idea for using leftover sweet potatoes, for sure.

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    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — November 29, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Grilled cheese are a vehicle for virtually anything in my books. There is no such thing as too trashy!

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    Kylie @ immaeatthat — November 29, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I always look forward to your post-thanksgiving post! I’ll like put off looking at it just to let the excitement build haha.

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — November 29, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

    I love it when you get trashy! This sandwich sounds amazing.

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    Eileen — November 29, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

    I for one have totally stuffed a sandwich with leftover sweet potatoes before! Who cares if it’s big and messy? It’s still GLORIOUS. :)

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    Molly @ Bakelette — November 29, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    I am doing same olds as yesterday too! I like ‘em just the way they were, but I am sure in a few days I will want to trash them up or throw them in the trash, but in the name of food I shall do the former!

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    Larry — November 29, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    I am sad. I AM SO SAD. We had Thanksgiving at a restaurant last night (which was the first time EVER, so it was weird and cool at the same time) BUT that means I didn’t get any leftovers. None. Zip. And their gravy was weird. Ugh. What I wouldn’t do for a leftover plate of potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing (covered in gravy of course) …. MAN!

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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — November 29, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Yum. That’s pretty much all there is to say — just yum. :)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 29, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

    I cannot get over how much I love this sandwich already. Get into mah belly, sammich.

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    Erin — November 29, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/next-level-appetizers

    Look who is alllllllll over this Buzzfeed…

    PS- Like my feedly feed, buzzfeed is a massive time suck

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 29, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    This grilled cheese is the shiz! WHOA AWESOME!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 29, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Sweet potatoes and brie on thick slices with those big seeds on the crust – that’s a prefect sandwich right there!

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    Happy Valley Chow — November 29, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

    That sounds an absolutely incredible grilled cheese! Perfect sandwich for leftovers, great job :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Connie — November 29, 2013 @ 10:14 pm

    I’m so sad no sweet potato casserole made it through the night! Looks delish, maybe another time. ;-)

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    ATasteOfMadness — November 29, 2013 @ 11:48 pm

    This is the best way of using up leftovers :) I LOVE grilled cheese!!

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    Becca @ Crumbs — November 30, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    Oh wow oh wow this looks amazing! Potato and bread definitely go together right?! I love a double carb!

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    angela@spinachtiger — November 30, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Putting sweet potatoes in a sandwich is a wonderful idea. I have done several recipes with left over candied sweets. This gives me such good ideas.

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    Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes — November 30, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Gahh. I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and this is making my mouth water!

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — December 1, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    I may not have put sweet potatoes in a sandwich (yet) but I used leftovers for pizza and it was the BOMB! :)

    Unconventional is fun and this looks SO tasty. You little devil.

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    tableofcolors — December 14, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    You’re sandwich looks quite good…glad I’m not the only one who comes up with interesting combinations with my leftovers! :)

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