Sweet Potato Noodle Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (Gluten-free!)

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Remember the diced ham in Tuesday’s dish? Well, there is a bag of diced ham in my fridge that needed to get used, so here we are: another recipe with ham. 

Funny enough, the reason I bought ham in the first place was because I had been craving a croque-monsieur for about two weeks. However, these days, I try not to make anything that isn’t for “research” purposes for recipe development. Combining my desire for a fancy ham and cheese sandwich with my blogging duties, I set off to create a ham and cheese sandwich out of sweet potato noodles, with inspiration from my noodle buns.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

These little sandwiches are not only charming and would make the perfect fall appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, they are only 5 ingredients (plus seasonings). No processed bread, just cheesey-hammy goodness. The sugariness of the sweet potato noodles come out when you cook them in a skillet. When warmed with cheese, ham and egg they are terribly addictive. If you’re splurging, add about a 1/4 cup more of sharp cheddah cheese into the mixture for extra gooeyness.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Addictive? Yes. Bite-size ham and cheeses are all the rage in our apartment. Actually, once I made these and went to photograph them, Lu sneakily dashed over to the stove and started eating out of the pan. His intentions of going to the gym were postponed until later, after he became full from devouring these leftovers. His response: “But they’re gluten-free!” In fact, these are his fingers:

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Whether you’re throwing a fall party or you’re trying to delay your plans for the gym, make these five-ingredient gluten-free ham and cheeses…. or, as I like to call them, casual croque-monsieurs.

Sweet Potato Noodle Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (Gluten-free!)

Yields 4 sandwiches

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato noodle, peeled, Blade C
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese + 2 tbsp extra

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add in the sweet potato noodles, garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Spray the noodles with the cooking spray.
  2. Cook the noodles for about 5-10 minutes or until they are completely softened. You don't want any crunchy noodles, or else the texture will be off.
  3. Once done, throw in a bowl with eggs. Mix to combine and coat the noodles with the egg.
  4. Add the ham and cheese to the bowl and mix to combine thoroughly.
  5. Place the same skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, drop the noodle mixture into the pan, trying to get it as round as possible. Quickly push together in the pan with a spatula. Make sure it is spread evenly and there are no holes without noodles.
  6. Top with 2 tbsp of cheese and cook for about 3 minutes or until the noodles are set on the bottom and have browned.
  7. Carefully flip the noodle pancake over and cook for another 3 minutes or until the noodles have set and have browned. Push the pancake down to flatten, using a spatula.
  8. Once the pancake is done cooking, take it out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Cut the strayed noodle ends off until a square or rectangle is made. Cut into four pieces or less, if you're serving them as hors d'oeuvres.
  9. Enjoy!
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Instructions with Pictures

Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Add in the sweet potato noodles, garlic powder and season with salt and pepper. Spray the noodles with the cooking spray.

Cook the noodles for about 5-10 minutes or until they are completely softened. You don’t want any crunchy noodles, or else the texture will be off. 

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Once done, throw in a bowl with eggs. Mix to combine and coat the noodles with the egg.

Add the ham and cheese to the bowl and mix to combine thoroughly.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Place the same skillet over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Once the oil heats, drop the noodle mixture into the pan, trying to get it as round as possible. Quickly push together in the pan with a spatula. Make sure it is spread evenly and there are no holes without noodles.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Top with 2 tbsp of cheese and cook for about 3 minutes or until the noodles are set on the bottom and have browned.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Carefully flip the noodle pancake over and cook for another 3 minutes or until the noodles have set and have browned. Push the pancake down to flatten, using a spatula.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Once the pancake is done cooking, take it out of the pan and onto a cutting board. Cut the strayed noodle ends off until a square or rectangle is made. Cut into four pieces or less, if as hors d’oeuvres.

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Enjoy! 

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Comments

  1. Love this recipe! I’m pretty sure these wouldn’t last 10 seconds in our house (the hubs is a sucker for a good croque-monsieur :)).

  2. Mon Dieu….MERCI for a croque-monsieur even my French husband could get behind…..I am SO appreciative for this recipe….It allows a “classic” in our family to find its’ way back to the dinner table!

  3. Shut the front door!

    I will definitely be making this for a holiday get together!

  4. I just found your blog and I love it, think its very cute. Motivated me to buy a spirilizer!!! Totally ready to make this dish, just waiting in the mail for it to arrive!!! =)

  5. In queue for the weekend..thanks!

  6. I would choose sweet potatoes over bread ANY DAY. Especially if there is cheese involved!

  7. These look totally delicious…what a great idea!! (and I love that you actually wrote “cheddah”) :-)

  8. I got “inspiralized” – thanks to your blog – and took my vegetable spiralizer out of storage (I bought years ago and never really made anything cause I didn’t know what to do with it.) Stoked to make these yummy sandwiches… I’m going to try making them using daiya (dairy free cheese) – I’ll keep you guys posted on how it works out!

  9. As soon as I read the recipe I knew I had to make it! Since I wanted my husband to try it too, I used a white potato and it was still amazing! I sprinkled the potatoes with some herbes de Provence while they were cooking to add a little extra flavor. They were so good that my husband said he wants to try the sweet potato version! Thank you, Ali!

    • Oh, I’m sure those herbs gave the noodles the flavor they needed! I’m so glad we’re slowly converting your husband into a sweet potato noodle fan – they’re just so good! Thanks for commenting, I’m glad you like the recipe :)

  10. I love your sweet potato noodle bun…and now you add ham and cheese!! Oh, for awesome’s sake!! Looks yummy!

  11. I love that these will be just as yummy without the ham – I think I’ll make these to accompany tomato soup!

  12. I made this and will be making it again, wow it’s tasty and pretty darn easy, I have a hand julienne peeler, but may invest in a spiral inter, your blogs sounds interesting, thanx for sharing!

  13. Just ordered my spiralizer. Cant wait to try these recipes!

  14. Ali, mine would not brown and set on the bottom. It tasted great but just ended like a mash of sweet potatoes etc. The brown part is still stuck to my pan! What did I do wrong? Thanks!

  15. Looks great! Do you have the calorie count/nutritional info for this?

  16. Hi, I just bought a spiralizer, but mine doesn’t look quite like yours. It has blades you need to switch out and they are labeled slicer blade, shredder blade and chipper blade. Any idea how those compare to your blades A, B, and C?

  17. This sounds really delicious. thanks for sharing this. :-)

    Simon

  18. So I have made these twice, the first time with the thinnest setting and the noodles fell apart. So I made them again with thicker noodles. Aaaaand, they fell apart. Not that I mind for this recipe, it was amazing both times. But for other recipes I don’t think I want the noodles disintegrating. What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks.

  19. OK..inspiration strikes…I have some no nitrate no sugar bacon end pieces…I am going to grind up with herbs/rosemary/oregano etc and fry up to be ground pork. Use grated havarti cheese instead of cheddar. I also like to toss the spirals with duck fat or beef tallow (melted) spoked paprika and a dash of maldon salt and ground pepper and put on parchment paper in oven to do the first cook. then remove and add egg/ground pork and havarti cheese to a fry the second time in a hot skillet with the duck fat or beef tallow to crisp up. .Don’t even bother trimming…cut like pizza in triangles.

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