Kale and Potato Swiss Cheese Melt
- 4 small ciabatta rolls
- 2 small russet potatoes, diced
- 3 cups tuscan kale, stemmed and chopped
- 6 slices swiss cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cajun spice, divided*
- 4 tablespoons sweet onion dressing
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Toss your diced potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon cajun spice. Lay the potatoes on a baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- After your potatoes have cooked transfer your potatoes (and any excess oil), along with your kale and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cajun spice to a large skillet. Sautee until the kale begins to wilt, about 5 minutes.
- When the kale is wilted slightly add in your cheese, and stir constantly allowing the cheese to melt evenly over your potatoes and kale.
- Once melted, evenly divide the cheesy kale & potato mixture over 4 ciabatta rolls and drizzle each roll with sweet onion dressing.
- EAT UP.
*Check to see if your cajun spice has salt in it or not, if it does not - you'll need to add around 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt to the skillet.
**PRO TIP: If you start making the sweet onion dressing exactly when you start baking the potatoes, they will be ready at the same time!
Does this sandwich sound crazy to you? Because to me the combo of any cajun spiced veggie with sweet onion dressing is pretty natural. The spicy kick of the seasoning is not tamed per-say, but complimented in the best way by the sweetness of the sweet onion dressing and magic happens. And also, how do you go wrong with potatoes and kale and CHEESE? You don’t. You simply can’t.
This sandwich is both uber filling and right down the middle flavor wise. Meaning, this is a sandwich almost everyone will love. They will feel warm and cozy and satisfied from the potato and cheese and bread. The kale adds some crunch, flavor and nutritional value. And the cajun spice and sweet onion add a unique yet incredibly like-able flavor profile to it all. It’s such a great sandwich for winter.
Plus! The dressing is refined sugar free, so you aren’t putting a bunch of junk in your body. And the sandwich is obviously meatless, but SUPER DUPER filling – so you can make meatless Monday happen even in the winter when you are craving cozy food.
If you want to change out the bread, by all means do so! I just think the ciabatta adds both texture and structure to a sandwich that could easily fall apart on you. The bread doesn’t get flimsy with the sweet onion dressing, nor the cheese. So it stays proud and strong bite after bite until you are happy and full.
Basically, I don’t care if you think the flavors sound strange – you HAVE to make this, or else you are missing out on the best sandwich of winter. For serious.