Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are mashed with goat cheese and spinach for a comforting yet healthy side dish.

Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Can you guys believe how COLD it has been this winter? It’s unreal. Our high today is supposed to be -2. NEGATIVE TWO! For the HIGH. It’s unreal. Of course yesterday it rained all.day.long, so the roads are a slippery mess.

Weather like this (obviously) makes me crave comfort foods. These mashed sweet potatoes with goat cheese and spinach don’t fall into the usual comfort food categories (like freshly baked bread, soups, and anything made in a dutch oven or crockpot). They will warm you up from the inside and without the additional calories usually associated with comfort foods.

Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes

In fact, I would argue this is a healthy recipe. So this recipe is perfect for those of you who are eating healthy this January. And not only is this a healthy, comforting dish, it also tastes delicious. I’ve always been a fan of the combination of goat cheese with sweet potato or spinach, but I never would have thought to combine all three in to one dish.

Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Hubby and I enjoyed these sweet potatoes and I plan to add them to our regular rotation. I wish we had tried these before the holidays because they would make a great addition to any holiday spread. I’ll have to keep that in mind in a few months when Easter rolls around…

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Goat Cheese and Spinach Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are mashed with goat cheese and spinach for a comforting yet healthy side dish.

Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

3 medium sweet potatoes
2 oz goat cheese
2 cups spinach, finely chopped
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper
1/4-1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Directions:

Peel and chop potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Place in a microwave safe dish and add 1" water at the bottom of the dish. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 10 minutes.

Drain water from potatoes and place in a medium sized bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together with a potato masher.

Check seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.

Serve warm.

Recipe inspired by Running to the Kitchen

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5 Responses to “Two Potato and Spinach Salad”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Looks fantastic and I love the use of Greek yogurt!

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    Kelsey — August 6, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    I’m so glad you and Hubby liked the recipe. Your photos of it are wonderful!

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    Kerstin — August 7, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I’m not a mayo fan, so this is right up my alley and I love the addition of spinach – yum!

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    Simply Life — August 7, 2010 at 11:10 am

    That salad looks great!

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    peasandcues — August 7, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    So I was at IU this week for a MBA in-residence program and one of my fellow classmates and I were talking about a mutual love of food. I said I even have a food blog, and she said she had a friend who also had one…well the world really is small, because when she (Stephanie G.) said this blog I told her I had been recently reading it and itching to try your oreo cupcakes!

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