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


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


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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13 Responses to “Homemade Green Bean Casserole”

  1. #
    Cathy B. @ Brightbakes — December 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    wow..great to see a green bean casserole with ingredients that are actually found in nature! 🙂 thank you!
    cathy b.

  2. #
    Carolyn — December 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I think this homemade version has to beat the pants off the one with canned mushroom soup. I mean, with portobellos and shitakes? Yes please!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve only tried the “classic” green bean casserole for the first time like a month ago and I’m definitely recreating it this weekend – cream of mushroom and all! Yours, however, looks gourmet and unprocessed!

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    Sinful Sundays — December 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    i’ve never had Green Bean casserole and want to try it so badly! I may just make the processed version to see how it tastes. Yours looks way more fabulous than I could probably ever get mine to be!

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    Boston Food Diary — December 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Yummmmm- well done in getting rid of the processed sections and going for the natural approach!!!! Looks delicious!

  6. #
    Melissa — December 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve never had green bean casserole but this makes me want to try it! Yours looks really good.

  7. #
    stephchows — December 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    home made green bean casserole! I didn’t know it was possible! 🙂 Personally I’m in the hate category… but I’d be willing to try this version 🙂

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    Shannon — December 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    definitely looks better than the “traditional” version!!

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    Shannon — December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Oooh, I am so excited about this! A friend requested green bean casserole for a small holiday party that I’m hosting, but I really, really didn’t want to make the regular version of it. This is perfect!

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    sabjimata — December 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    everything’s better homemade!

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    Lulu — December 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This sounds like a very useful veggie side dish come the post-Xmas dinners. I did notice recently that oriental shops also sell roasted shredded crispy onions, if you find yourself very short of time one day (they are not expensive).

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    Stella — November 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Definitely the best green casserole recipe! I’ve been making Alton s recipe for years.

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

      Isn’t it great?!?

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