French Onion Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Thyme Toasted Breadcrumbs

Kicking things off right with french onion sweet potatoes today! It feels like today is the official start to the new year, right? Even though most of us started working again last week, Max didn’t go back to school until today and the first Monday just FEELS like the start. At least for me! I […]

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Kicking things off right with french onion sweet potatoes today!

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

It feels like today is the official start to the new year, right? Even though most of us started working again last week, Max didn’t go back to school until today and the first Monday just FEELS like the start.

At least for me!

caramelized onions

I wanted to kick things off with a delicious comforting recipe that I knew would be a staple for years to come. This is it. French onion stuffed sweet potatoes are definitely in the rotation for us because they are crazy loaded with flavor.

We are talking, INSANELY (!) flavorful. 

I love that this is a way to enjoy all the taste of french onion soup without the soup part.

Warm, toasty, cheesy, comforting.

Eddie doesn’t love brothy soups and even I get weird about ordering french onion soup. Yes I live for caramelized onions but do I really want an entire spoonful of them? Not really. I mostly just want that toasted bread that’s smothered in gruyere. 

gruyere stuffed sweet potatoes

Two main components of this recipe – the potatoes and onions – will take over the 30 minutes that I normally like to spend in the kitchen on weeknights. But! Don’t let that deter you. First, both ingredients can be cooked while you do other things. Their cook time is mostly hands off, except for the occasional stir of the onions.

The other option is that you can roast your potatoes or caramelize your onions ahead of time. Especially roasting the potatoes – you can easily throw them in the oven on Sunday while you’re chilling on the couch or doing laundry. No big deal! 

The rest of the recipe comes together easily! A sprinkle of gruyere cheese. A toast of thyme butter breadcrumbs. A dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream. Some fresh chives on top. And you’re good to go!

thyme buttered bread crumbs

I LOVE this as a meal. Like love love love it. When I was a tween, I became freakishly obsessed with broccoli cheddar baked potatoes from Wendy’s. This was odd for two reasons: first, we never ate Wendy’s and second, you couldn’t get me near broccoli… like, ever.

But potatoes were my favorite food. And I’m pretty sure I saw a commercial or something and then begged my mom to drive my 13 year old self through the drive through frequently, just to get the broccoli cheddar potatoes.

Spoiler alert: I didn’t touch the broccoli. It was all about the potato and cheese.

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

That’s just a long rambly way of saying that I still love a good stuffed potato as a meal. It’s insanely filling and this in particular is ridiculously flavorful. 

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

Eddie prefers it as a side dish, so he’s eaten this before as a side dish to some pulled pork and then also some rotisserie chicken. If you use it as a side dish, the key is to make sure you don’t overpower the flavor with the main entree. Keep that simple so the french onion sweet potato really shines! 

And now you know the secret of making January delicious. You gotta try it!

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

French Onion Sweet Potatoes

French Onion Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 sweet onions, (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ⅔ cup freshly grated gruyere cheese
  • 1 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, (minced)
  • ½ cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup greek yogurt or sour cream, (to dollop)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and pierce them a few times with a fork, all over. Roast the potatoes for 50 to 60 minutes, until they are soft enough to cut through.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, caramelize the onions. Heat a large pot over low heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter and the olive oil. Add in the onions with a sprinkle of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, untilt the onions are caramelized – about 50 to 60 minutes. Make sure they are over the lowest heat so they don’t burn. In time, they will caramelize themselves without any sugar! If you’re in a rush, you can add a few teaspoons of brown sugar or honey to help them along.
  3. Slice the potatoes down the center and sprinkle with the gruyere cheese. Add a sprinkling of the dried thyme. Stick the potatoes bake in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes, just so the cheese melts.

  4. While the cheese melts, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of butter. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the rest of the thyme and bread crumbs and stir to coat, tossing for 5 to 6 minutes are they brown.

  5. Remove the potatoes and top with the caramelized onions. Sprinkle on the the bread crumbs. Add a dollop of yogurt or sour cream and a few fresh chives. Devour!

These french onion stuffed sweet potatoes are slow roasted and topped with gruyere cheese and caramelized onions. Garlic butter bread crumbs finish them!

This definitely makes Monday happier.

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Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches with Caramelized Onion Mayo.

Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening!  Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you! This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. 2009 me is like who are you and […]

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Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening! 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie.

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW.

2009 me is like who are you and how is this happening and how is this your life?

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Well it is and it’s good. You’re going to be into it! I promise.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

There are a couple steps here and the finished product is a flavorful sandwich stack that you won’t be able to stop thinking about. 

First, we have to bread and crisp up our cauliflower. Easy! Slice it into big pieces, like this.

In order to make it delicious (and, well, bite-able) in our sandwich, we have to bake it too. This will help keep the crispy exterior while softening the inside. Sort of like a big crispy, roasted cauliflower slab.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

While that’s all going on, we can chop some red cabbage and do a quick pickle on it. You can make this ahead of time or about an hour before you eat. I love the briney flavor and the little crunch that comes along with it too. 

OH and of course, the COLOR. Hot neon-y pinkish purple that is… natural? Sold. 

Throw a few micro greens on the bottom of the sandwich for health. Or enjoyment. Whatever. 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Um, can we talk about this caramelized onion mayo?

OMG.

It is insane. It is my new favorite thing. I don’t care about mayo that much and this is the best mayo I’ve ever had!

And all you have to do is caramelize some onions and whip them into your favorite mayo.

Okay okay, it does take a bit of time to do that. But the best part is that you can make it ahead of time if you wish. After all, this mayo is a sliiiightly high maintenance because, you know, to caramelize your onions, it takes patience. 

But it’s WORTH IT too.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Then you assemble it into this masterpiece! That isn’t really very fancy at all but looks very fancy. Because hello.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Self care in a sandwich! That’s what it is.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

pickled cabbage

  • 1 small head red cabbage, (chopped or shredded into thin pieces (about 1 1/2 cups))
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

caramelized onion mayo

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion, (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup your favorite mayonnaise

cauliflower

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg, (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small baguettes, (sliced for 2 or 4 sandwiches)
  • 1 cup microgreens
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and top it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with olive oil spray (or nonstick spray).
  3. To make the cabbage, place the cabbage in a large jar or bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the water with sugar and salt until they dissolve. Whisk in the vinegar. Pour it over the cabbage. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If making it ahead of time, you can stick it directly in the fridge.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter. Add the sliced onions and salt, then toss to combine. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes.
  5. To make the cauliflower, slice the cauliflower from the top down into 1-inch pieces, like big cauliflower slabs. If some pieces fall apart, that’s fine too! You can bread all the pieces.
  6. Place the egg on one plate (and lightly beat it) and the breadcrumbs on another with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the bread crumbs. It’s easier to use a plate than a bowl for both of these since the cauliflower pieces are large.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg, then coat it in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place the cauliflower in the skillet and cook until it’s golden and crunchy on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the cauliflower gently with tons and place it on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower. If needed, you may need a little more oil!
  8. Once the cauliflower is all breaded and on the baking sheet, place the sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cauliflower inside is tender. Once the cauliflower is finished, everything else should be ready too!
  9. Stir the caramelized onions into the mayo.
  10. To make the sandwich, spread the mayo on the bottom of the bun, then top with the microgreens. Place the cauliflower on top – you might need to bread it into pieces or add a few if the pieces are smaller. Top with the pickled cauliflower. If desired, you can spread the top bun with more of the caramelized onion mayo!
  11. Serve immediately with chips!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Holy flavor punch to the face.

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