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Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes

Who out there loves countdowns? Because let me tell ya, there are like twelve different absolutely too-exciting-to-sleep countdowns going down in the world of Sarah right now. 18 days to Christmas. 8 days until I’m reunited with the boyfriend-tulip-man in Holland. 5 days until I say adios to ‘Merica. And at any point in time, we’re all about an hour away from Smashed Sweet Potato, the kind of dinner you make when you’re too excited about everything else in your life to be bothered with cooking an involved meal.

Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes

And this smashed sweet potato really quenches any craving you may be having. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, sweet but salty, cheesy, herby, and the perfect outlet for any pent up excitement you may need to let out in the form of SMASHING!

Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes Smashed Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes are the perfect, quick dinner for all appetites. Crispy yet soft, savory, sweet, cheesy, herby, and fun! Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes Smashed Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes are the perfect, quick dinner for all appetites. Crispy yet soft, savory, sweet, cheesy, herby, and fun! 

Smashed Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes

Boiled, smashed, then baked, this smashed sweet potato is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with flavor.

Course Appetizers, Side Dishes
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Christmas, Game Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving
Time 60 minutes or more
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 285 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn


  • 6 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 2-4 Tbsp olive oil 30 to 60 mL
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 oz goat cheese 113 g
  • 2 Tbsp honey 30 mL
  • A few sprigs of thyme


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add sweet potatoes (skin intact). Boil for about 25 minutes, or until fork tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C).
  3. Place potatoes on a well-greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet and cut three or so shallow slits in the tops of each. With the flat edge of a chef’s knife (or a spatula, anything flat!), gently smash each sweet potato. Drizzle or brush each with 1 to 2 Tbsp of olive oil and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, pepper, and thyme leaves. Set aside.
  4. Place grapes on a greased or parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 1 to 2 Tbsp of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  5. Bake potatoes on upper rack for 20 to 25 minutes, until edges begin to brown and crisp. Bake grapes on bottom rack for about 15 minutes, jostling the pan occasionally, until skins begin to blister.
  6. When potatoes and grapes are nice and roasted, assemble! Top each potato with goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, a spoonful of roasted grapes, and thyme.
Nutrition Facts
Smashed Sweet Potato with Roasted Grapes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Sodium 269mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 18%
Protein 7.5g 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. kristen says:

    say sweet potato and I am game! these look so good. I’m pinning this for later. and I’m with you, i LOVE countdowns!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks so much for sharing Kristen! I hope you’ll try em out!

  2. Caroline says:

    This looks delicious!!!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Caroline! It was quite tasty 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    I love the sound of this combination! I can’t wait to give it a try.

    1. Sarah says:

      Goat cheese + honey + any sort of earthy herb is always a killer combo in my book. This was my first shot at roasted grapes and…well…they may have become a new member of that killer combo. Let me know how it goes, Mary!

  4. Hahaha, i love that pic of you “smashing” the sweet potato (I also doodle on my pics and you’re the only other one I’ve seen). What a delicious and healthy recipe ^_^ Love it!

    1. Sarah says:

      Haha I’m always doodling and figured, “Hey may as well doodle on my photos for the site!” So glad to hear I’m not the only one! Thanks so much for stopping by Natalie 🙂

  5. Ashleigh says:

    Oh yum, this sweet potato recipe looks great… thanks for sharing! Perfect for the holidays coming up! Such a unique recipe!

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks Ashleigh! Yea I can’t wait to try it out on my family for the holidays. I mean I love brown sugar + marshmallows + sweet potatoes, but sometimes you just need to change it up a bit!

  6. I love roasted grapes, and it’s been far too long since I’ve had them! Thanks for the reminder. This dish looks delish!

  7. Shadi says:

    Love the idea and the photos! Sweet potatoes are my favorites!