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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8 Responses to “Green Bean Casserole”

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    One Particular Kitchen — December 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    There is absolutely a time and place for everything! I totally agree. This is such a classic dish, and you’ve made it beautifully. 🙂

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    Joe — December 18, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Such a great dish. My only complaint is when people use canned green beans. The taste and texture can be killed with canned green beans. I don’t like to hear my green beans screeching while I chew them.

    This picture looks delicious, by the way.

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    nutmegnanny — December 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I love green bean casserole. It’s one of my favorite holiday recipes. Sometimes we spice things up and add browned ground beef to the green bean mixture and top it with mashed potatoes. This makes it more like a dinner casserole and then I can justify eating plates and plates of it…hahaha.

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    oneordinaryday — December 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Ya know, this looks good, but I’ve never been anywhere this was served. Seems I might be missing out?

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    Jen — December 19, 2009 at 1:14 am

    I completely agree with Joe. I always use fresh or frozen green beans.

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    Karen - Mommy to four sweeties — December 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    We make this every year too at Thanksgiving and Christmas.My 4 kids hate mushrooms so we use cream of celery or cream of chicken.

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    Faith — December 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I completely agree, this recipe is perfect (and very nostalgic) just the way it is on the package. It just wouldn’t feel like a holiday meal without this dish!

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    Dorothy — December 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    This is one of my favorite holiday side dishes! Canned green beans, soup, and all! I agree with you about having the time and place for such ingredients; it’s such a classic and familiar recipe.

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