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 “Pomegranate Cranberry Quinoa Salad”

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    Smitten Sugar — January 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I just made Quinoa for the first time myself this week. Love the addition of pomegranate. I will have to try it out!

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    Evan Thomas — January 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I love quinoa! Never tried it with these ingredients. Great recipe!

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    Chelsea — January 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love quinoa, especially in breakfast form! Never had it with pomegranates, yay!

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — January 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Glad you liked! It’s one of my favorites. Also packages up really nicely for a healthy take-to-work lunch!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — January 20, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I adore quinoa because it is so healthy and so filling!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — January 20, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Yum yum yum! What a yummy looking quinoa dish! I love quinoa, so if you’re looking to find more quinoa recipes, feel free to browse my blog. 🙂

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    Sarah @ Semi-Sweet — January 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I love the versatility of quinoa – once you start cooking with it, it’s hard to stop . . . we think it makes a great breakfast, too! Warmed with milk, fruit & a little maple syrup or agave? Energy for the day!

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    Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams — January 20, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I love a good quinoa recipe. This one sounds worth a try.

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    Shannon — January 21, 2011 at 1:47 am

    LOVE quinoa and poms 🙂 this looks like a delicious way to enjoy both ingredients!!

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    Daisy — January 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    don’t worry, I am officially the last one.

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    Megan — January 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I’m glad you tried it! I love quinoa. I think it’s second to Israeli couscous in my book. And pomegranates — love them. This sounds delicious!

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    kitchenmisfit — January 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I am surprised by the chicken stock! It seems like it should be a sweet dish. I love quinoa and my husband does too!

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    Cheryl — January 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I have been reading about quinoa the “superfood” and how good it is for us. I bought some awhile back but hadn’t used it so I decided to try your recipe. OMG! I love it! I didn’t have pomegranate seeds and instead of almonds I used toasted pecans and also added orange zest. I will be using quinoa a lot now. Thanks!

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