Sweet Potato Smashers with Roasted Grapes

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
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword goat cheese sweet potato, mashed sweet potato, smashed sweet potato
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 285kcal
Author Sarah Bond


  • 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


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil then add sweet potatoes (skin intact). Boil for about 25 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 269mg | Fiber: 4.4g