Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 20 MIN
Serves : 6

For this sweet, savory and surprisingly addictive appetizer, Jake Tilson recommends using a firm, California-style cottage cheese.    More Bruschetta and Crostini Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 425°. Put the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and roast for 50 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°.

Step 2    

Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and scrape the flesh into a medium bowl; discard the skins. Mash the sweet potatoes until smooth. Stir in the cottage cheese, chives, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3    

Toast the bread on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, or until crisp. Top each slice with the sweet potato mixture and serve.

Make Ahead

The sweet potato topping can be made up to 3 days ahead without the chives. Bring to room temperature and stir in the chives before serving.

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