Kale and Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potato. A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on November 18, 2011

Like me, if you areĀ  sick of serving your guests regular old mashed potatoes, you will love this recipe. This kale and goat cheese mashed sweet potatoes will be the perfect side dish for thanksgiving. And you can easily make it ahead and reheat it in the microwave.

I make this recipe using a variety of greens – spinach, swiss chard, arugula…but kale is my favorite for this recipe. I used a log of herb encrusted chevre cheese because I like the flavor of the herbs. But any kind of good goat cheese will do.

If you like your mashed sweet potatoes to be sweet, add 2 tablespoons brown sugar or maple syrup to this recipe. Serve kale and goats cheese mashed sweet potato with my thanksgiving tofu skin roulade and sage mushroom stuffing.

Kale and Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potato Recipe

serves about 4

Ingredients

2 lb (about 2 large) sweet potatoes or garnet yams
4 cups shredded kale
4 oz goat cheese
1 cup milk
Salt, freshly cracked black pepper

Method
Peel the sweet potato or yams. Cut into even sized 1 inch cubes. Place the sweet potatoes in a large pot filled with water. Boil uncovered for 15 minutes or till they are very soft.

Drain the sweet potatoes well and leave them in the colander.

In the same pot, add the kale, goats cheese and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer till the kale has just wilted. Add salt and pepper. Turn off heat.

Add the cooked sweet potatoes to the hot kale and milk. Mash well. If the mashed sweet potato is too thick, add more milk to thin it out to your liking.

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1 Rosa November 18, 2011 at 7:30 am

What fantastic flavors! An exquisite side dish.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Deesha November 18, 2011 at 7:34 am

Gorgeous looking dish

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3 Spandana November 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

Looks very good!!

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4 heather November 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

WHOA. Stopped me in my tracks. Last Thanksgiving I served a mashed potato with kale, olive oil and garlic. I think this wins.

Cheers,

*Heather*

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5 Michelle November 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm

This is such a brilliant idea! I love goat cheese and kale and sweet potatoes!

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6 Nisha November 18, 2011 at 2:01 pm

You know & use a lot of unique stuff in your food!
Kale, goat cheese, chard, arugula, chevre, roulade, sage …… man I don’t even know half of these things!

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7 Dhivya November 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

This is a great idea! This looks very hearty, I am going to definitely try making it

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8 cassie November 20, 2011 at 3:42 pm

i am making this for dinner today.. you inspired me.. i will send you a pic and let you know how it turns out.. thanks for the dinner inspiration

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

yes, i’d love to see a picture!

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9 Jessica November 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

This looks delicious! Sweet potatoes are definitely my favorite Thanksgiving day food!

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10 weirdcombos November 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

This looks so good! Too bad I don’t have goat cheese handy right now…. All the stores closed for TG day. Oh well there is always tomorrow.
Cheers,
Heguiberto

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11 Sanjeeta kk November 25, 2011 at 6:57 am

What a wonderful combination of ingredients in the recipe! Love sweet potatoes and this recipe is a treasure to keep.

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12 Viswa November 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

This is so beautiful. I have never tried sweet potato.

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13 Andrea (@FrSeed2Stomach) November 29, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Oooo. A new way to dish to sneak kale into! Love it!

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14 Neda December 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

This looks absolutely amazing! I would have never thought of combining goat cheese and sweet potatoes in the same dish! I can’t wait to try it.

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15 katie February 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Your tofu skin wrap for Thanksgiving brought me here. This looks so divine. I must try it as a side dish.

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16 Jess April 5, 2012 at 3:29 am

this was amazing! I pinned it on pinterest and so many repins! I used one sweet potato and kinda halved everything else. I also threw in some non fat yogurt in the diary part. So yummy. I can’t wait to try other ingredients, maybe some bacon, some red pepper flakes?

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17 Shefali June 20, 2012 at 11:14 am

I haven’t made this but I am going to soon for my 11 month old baby. I think he will love it. Good nutrients. I may have to use a difference cheese than goat. So excited!
thanks,
Shefali

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18 Veggie kids September 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm

That’s a really great and simple recipe. We use a lot of kale and goats cheese too. The kale grows right into the coldest of winters, while the goats cheese is better for eczema nd asthma sufferers. Sweet potato also has a more complex mix of carbohydrates than regular starchy potato so you get your energy on a more slow release, which is better for you.

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19 Lisa Y October 28, 2012 at 9:46 am

OM goodness…can I tell you how amazing this was? Thanks so much for the recipe!!

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20 Alicia Nicole September 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm

This looks incredible! Will be making this over the weekend.

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21 Callie November 22, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I made this the other night and it was so delicious! It will definitely be on the table this Thanksgiving. Thank you for the recipe :)

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