This little side dish is inspired by a classic. I was trying to dream up a sweet potato side dish that felt a little more flavorful and balanced than the classic Midwest kind that gets topped with toasted marshmallows. I came up with this roasted sweet potato and whipped feta number, and I don’t want to toot my own horn. But …
Sorry, but this is suuuuuuper tasty.
The roasted sweet potatoes are crispy and a great blend of sweet (which they naturally are) paired with just a little chili powder for a savory compliment. And underneath is a creamy, tangy delicious bed of whipped feta. If you’ve never made whipped feta before, MAKE THIS. It’s truly out of this world.
This roasted sweet potato and whipped feta side dish comes together very easily; you just need to know how to chop up potatoes and press blend on a food processor. 🙂
You could also use the whipped feta recipe (below) all on its own as a dip for a vegetable platter, or cheese board with crackers. I first had whipped feta at Butcher and Bee years ago and they serve it as an appetizer with warm naan.
More Appetizers to Try
- Easy Holiday Cheeseball Wreath
- Cilantro and Cotija Queso Dip
- Indian Spiced Hummus
- Crispy Baked Eggplant
I especially love the presentation of this dish, as it almost reminds me of the reverse of the marshmallow topped sweet potato casserole since for this the sweet potato is on top with a fluffy white whipped feta underneath. Yes, it’s a little different, but this is a great side dish to add to any holiday meal or big dinner. Enjoy! xo. Emma
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- 2 pounds sweet potatoes (3-4 medium sized)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- salt and pepper
- 8 ounces feta
- ½ cup greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey + more to drizzle
- 2 tablespoon chopped green onions (for garnish)
- Scrub the potatoes to remove any dirt and cube. I leave the skins on, but you could peel them if you prefer. Toss in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on the chili powder and some salt and pepper.
- Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Flip/rotate the potatoes so all sides will get cooked. Bake another 15-20 minutes until the edges look very crispy.
- In the meantime, in a food processor add the feta and Greek yogurt. Blend. Then drizzle in the olive oil and honey as the processor runs (if yours allows this; if not, you can add it in batches blending in between). Blend until super smooth.
- Add the feta to a plate and drizzle with a little more honey. Add the potatoes, then top with green onions.
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Looks beautiful and tastes great! Thank you!
If you want to take this recipe to the Elysian Plain, check out Peter Somm’s recipe. He makes an amazing glaze with maple syrup (I use apple cider reduction) and ras el hanout. Unquestionably the best recipe I’ve found online.
Hello from Greece and Happy Thanksgiving!!! As a Greek i must tell you that in my country people of all ages believe that number one comfort food is homemade fried potatoes with feta. You can have a huge piece of cheese in your plate or you can crumble it on the potatoes, or you can go really fancy and make some tip like you did. Paired with greek yogurt it’s a match made in heaven… Enjoy!!!
Oh! Well, thank you for sharing! I have not yet had the pleasure of visiting Greece but I clearly love fried potatoes and feta so looking forward to it one day (plus it looks like a truly beautiful country!).
Yum, sounds (and looks) amazing!
Love from Anita / https://dinewinelove.com/
This sounds wonderful, Emma. Thanks!!
Cannot wait to try this! I had that appetizer at Butcher and Bee in Charleston, and it was heavenly!
Agree. I love that restaurant. So good!
TOOT, TOOT, TOOT!!!
I love it, totally!! – and more important, my husbond loves it big time. So thank you, for at perfect receipe:-)
TOOT TOOT I love it! I have never had whipped feta, and I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks and Happy, safe Thanksgiving!
Ha ha. I never said I was a great copy writer. 🙂
Wow, Emma! This looks delicious. I’m thinking I may try this instead of mashed potatoes tomorrow and hopefully my toddler will try some too. I even already have all the ingredients in my kitchen. 🙂