I don’t really have much to say . . . except these Rosemary Goat Cheese Sweet Potatoes are so good. Heck, plain ol’ sweet potatoes are so good, I would eat them straight out of the ground. Psych! But still. I love sweet potatoes for 500 different reasons. Full of flavor. Healthy. Natural energy. Versatile. Oh, and pretty. They’re so pretty. And the first time I ever tried sweet potato fries, I was watching Pitch Perfect in one of those fancy theaters with wine, reclining chairs, blankets, bucket-less popcorn, and an amazing menu of very uppity foods. Think about that, though. My first experience with sweet potato fries was watching one of the funniest movies ever, snuggled in a blanket, drinking wine, next to my hub. What’s not to love?I have always loved goat cheese too, so Rosemary Goat Cheese Sweet Potatoes were a must for me. Contrary to popular opinion, or first impression (of the name, mostly), goat cheese is super creamy and delicious and really adds a ton of POW to most dishes, including salads , fruits, veggies, even meats. Like I said, versatile. Then, you add some potatoes, a few grapes and a fancy herb like rosemary, and this is what happens . . . this beautiful mess!Favorite tools when making Rosemary Goat Cheese Sweet Potatoes:
Favorites? I can’t tell you how handy those roast lifters are. Think about all of the times you’ve burned your fingers trying to lift way-too-hot food. Also, I love that potato basket. It’s so cute in a rustic-chic or country-chic kitchen. Also, that copper potato steamer is pretty much my dream come true.
- 1.5 cups chopped/cubed sweet potatoes (170 calories)
- 1 tablespoon goat cheese crumbles (35 calories)
- 4 chopped red grapes (12 calories)
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (4 calories)
- Sprinkle of salt
- Optional: 1 teaspoon maple syrup (20 calories)
- Have you baked your sweet potato? For a quick and easy solution, jab your sweet potato (whole) with a fork, wrap it in a damp paper towel and bake it in the microwave for approximately 5 minutes. Or, chop your sweet potato into cubes, place in a microwave-safe bowl covered by a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for approximately 2+ minutes. Once the potatoes are fairly soft to the touch, but not overly mushy, they're done! You may also bake your potato in the oven at 400F for approximately 35 - 45 minutes, depending on how soft you would like it.
- Add your sweet potato, goat cheese, grapes, rosemary, salt and optional syrup together in a medium-sized bowl, mix just as much as you would like, and serve.
- Yes, it's that easy.