I can make these all year long. There is something about the rich texture of the sweet potato mixed with the gooey goat cheese that just sweeps me off of my feet. This is a fabulous side dish for the holidays, instead of the predictable mashed with marshmallows! An elegant take on a traditional recipe…and let me tell you…once you have tasted roasted grapes, you will be hooked.
Sweet Potatoes with Roasted Grapes & Goat Cheese
- 6 small sweet potatoes (or large if you will split them)
- 6 oz Goat Cheese – softened at room temp
- 1 bunch red grapes (about 4 cups) – removed from the stem and rinsed
- 3 tbls olive oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- salt & pepper to taste
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Pierce each potato and place on a cookie sheet. Roast in the oven uncovered for about 40 minutes, or until they are fork tender.
While the potatoes are roasting, place the grapes on a cookie sheet and drizzle with the olive oil and some salt & pepper to taste. Place them in the oven at the same time and roast until they begin to “pop” – about 30-40 minutes. Remove and let cool.
At this point, you can cover and refrigerate and finish them the following day – a great make ahead side dish for the holidays!
Scoop out some of the potato from each and place into a mixing bowl. Add half of the goat cheese and mix until just blended. Put the cheese and potato mixture back into the potatoes evenly and top with the grapes and the remaining goat cheese. Pop this back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes, until they are warmed through. Drizzle honey on top just before serving. Divine.