Roasted Grapes & Honey Sweet Potatoes

This slightly sweet side dish features a winning combination of sweet potatoes, red seedless grapes and goat cheese.

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 1 tsp. high heat oil, such as grapeseed oil (just no olive oil!)
  • 4 oz. goat cheese crumbles
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 ºF.
  2. Using a fork, pierce several holes in the sweet potatoes. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Remove sweet potatoes from oven and slice in half, letting them sit until cool enough to handle. Increase the oven temperature to 450 ºF.
  4. Place grapes on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with oil – remember any high heat oil will do, except olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  5. Roast grapes for 20-25 minutes or until skin begins to burst. Remove and let cool.
  6. Once sweet potatoes are cooled, carefully remove the flesh while keeping the skin intact for presentation.
  7. In a large bowl, combine the sweet potato, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper and honey. Add the goat cheese, reserving 1 oz. on the side for topping. Mash well.
  8. Scoop sweet potato mixture back into potato skins and re-heat halves to desired temp.
  9. Top potato halves with remaining goat cheese crumbles and roasted grapes. Drizzle with honey.
  10. Serve with your favorite entrée, and enjoy!