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Sweet Potato Mash with Goat Cheese

How about a new twist on an old family favorite?!

If you like mashed potatoes, you’ll LOVE this recipe. The sweet potatoes pair perfectly with creamy goat cheese, making this one of our favorite side dishes year round.

This sweet root vegetable is HEALTHY, offering a rich source of fiber, as well as containing a host of vitamins and minerals including iron, calcium, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin C. The best part? You can reinvent your leftovers by serving your sweets for breakfast, getting creative with roasted cauliflower + sweet potato tacos or swapping them for cheese in a quesadilla.

Prep ahead

Looking for ways to reduce time in the kitchen and simplify healthy eating, especially throughout busy weeknights? You can prep this simple mash beforehand, refrigerate and warm just before serving.

A quick and easy way to peel potatoes (without actually peeling)

If you’re pinched for time, simply wash, dice and boil the sweet potatoes with the skin on until tender, approximately 20 minutes. You can easily remove the skins AFTER the sweet potatoes are cooked. The skins peel off without any effort similar to the way you would peel a banana.

A great meal to pair this savory side dish with:

If you’re entertaining

If you’re entertaining and really want to impress your guests, use martini glasses to serve your Sweet Potato Mash with Goat Cheese. You can take it a step further by setting up a martini mashed potato bar with lots of fun toppings.

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftover sweet potato mash:

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Quesadillas: Instead of adding an abundance of cheese to your quesadilla, get creative and use your leftover sweet potatoes mash as your base. Add your favorite roasted veggies and serve it with a vibrant side salad.
  • Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Tacos: In a small tortilla, combine mashed sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflower, black beans, sliced avocado, pickled red onions, chopped fresh cilantro, hot sauce and whatever else you want to toss in there.
  • Topped with scrambled eggs. We’ll pair anything with scrambled eggs. It’s literally one of the BEST ways to mix and match leftovers!
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Sweet Potato Mash with Goat Cheese


If you like mashed potatoes, you’ll LOVE this recipe. The sweet potatoes pair perfectly with creamy goat cheese, making this one of our favorite side dishes year round! The best part? You can reinvent your leftovers by serving your sweets for breakfast or swapping them for cheese in a quesadilla!



Sweet Potato Mash:

Optional Additions:


  1. Fill your pot with water, add a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
  2. Peel, wash, and chop your potatoes into quarters. Once your water is boiling, add chopped potatoes. The water should completely cover the potatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover loosely and boil for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender enough to be poked through with no resistance.
  3. Drain well, rinse quickly with hot water and allow to drain again. Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mash potatoes with an electric mixer (for a creamier consistency) or a potato masher (for a thicker consistency).
  5. Once your potatoes are mashed to the desired consistency, add goat cheese and mix well.
  6. OPTIONAL: Add cinnamon and nutmeg, stir. (Start with a small amount of cinnamon and a tiny pinch of nutmeg. Increase amount to your taste preference. You can always add a little more after you taste test!)


Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: One Pot, Too Easy

Keywords: Sweet Potato Mash, Goat Cheese

TAGS: Holiday

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