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Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese

One of the truisms we’ve learned about cooking? Things don’t need to be complicated to be delicious. Take this Whipped Goat Cheese With Roasted Sweet Potato Chips Recipe. 

This Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese appetizer is essentially crisp sweet potato chips scattered across whipped goat cheese. It may just sound like a healthy plant-based appetizer that’ll check the box for serving your vegetarian friends but that is seriously discounting this recipe.

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

The smoky, crisp sweet potato combined with the ethereally light, sweet, peppery, herbed whipped goat cheese is pure appetizer magic. It’s one of those dishes you can serve as a start to Thanksgiving without filling people up or as part of a cocktail party as an unexpectedly indulgent bite.

Recipe Ingredients

These are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this recipe:

For The Sweet Potato Chips:

  • Sweet potatoes 
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt

For The Whipped Goat Cheese:

  • Fresh goat cheese (aka chèvre) 
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Fresh thyme sprigs
  • Honey 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt

How To Make This Recipe

These are the instructions that you’ll need to follow to make this recipe:

  1. Make the sweet potato chips: Heat the oven to 325°F and arrange racks in the upper and lower thirds.
    Line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Toss the sweet potato slices with oil, paprika, and salt and arrange them in a single layer.
    Bake, flipping halfway, until crisp and golden. Remove the chips from the oven and season with an additional pinch of salt before serving.
  2. Make the whipped goat cheese: Combine the room temperature fresh goat cheese with the olive oil, the milk or cream, thyme leaves, honey, pepper, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with an “S” blade.
    Process on high until the mixture is light, fluffy, and well combined. Taste and add more salt or pepper as desired.
  3. Serve the Whipped Goat Cheese: Spread a few spoonfuls of the whipped goat cheese on individual plates or one large serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and honey and a few cranks of black pepper. Scatter the sweet potato chips on top, top with additional thyme leaves, and serve.

More On How To Make This Roasted Sweet Potato Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

The roast sweet potato recipe in and of itself is a keeper. By slicing the sweet potatoes paper-thin, you get crisp oven-baked sweet potato chips that are great on their own and even better with the goat cheese.

Then, the whipped goat cheese is so much better than just standard, right-out-of-the-refrigerator chèvre. It’s like the difference between heavy cream and whipped cream. The time in the food processor makes the goat cheese impossibly light and airy.

And though you must try it as we have it here. It’d be equally fabulous spread on a bagel, layered into a sandwich, paired with lox, or smeared across ripe tomatoes.

Plate of honey whipped goat cheese
Plate of whipped goat cheese topped with sweet potato chips

Tips To Make This Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

Pull out the mandolin slicer for perfectly thin slices

This is most certainly a time to put your mandolin to use. Putting it on its about a 1/16-inch setting will give you paper-thin sweet potato slices that will crisp up nicely.

Use store-bought chips in a pinch

Of course, if you’re short on time, you can 100% use some store-bought root vegetable chips instead. Of course, they won’t have the paprika goodness that the homemade ones will have but they’ll work all the same.

Use fruity olive oil

If you have a few types of olive oil on hand, we’d recommend using a fruity or buttery style here as the greener Tuscan-style olive oils that are higher in phenols may overwhelm the other flavors in the dish.

Make it all ahead of time

This is the ultimate entertaining recipe because it can be made ahead of time. Make the whipped goat cheese up to 4 days ahead but let it come to room temperature before serving so it’s nice and spreadable.

Small plate of whipped goat cheese with sweet potato chips

What To Serve With This Recipe

This recipe can really do double duty. It’s a great option for an appetizer spread before a dinner party. But it’d be equally delicious as part of a tapas or small plates dinner. Say made into California-style mezze with, say, our pumpkin hummus, this Roasted Red Pepper Romesco Dip, and a giant green salad.

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

This Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe appetizer is essentially crisp sweet potato chips scattered across whipped goat cheese. It may just sound like a healthy plant-based appetizer, but that is discounting it. The smoky, crisp sweet potato combined with the ethereally light, sweet, peppery, herbed goat cheese is pure appetizer magic.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 Servings
Calories 108 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Sweet Potato Chips:

  • 2 small sweet potatoes ends trimmed and sliced very thinly
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch kosher salt

For The Whipped Goat Cheese:

  • 10 ounces fresh goat cheese (aka chèvre) at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus 2 tablespoons for the sweet potatoes and more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • Leaves from 5 fresh thyme sprigs plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • Maldon sea salt or other flaky sea salt, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Make the sweet potato chips: Heat the oven to 325°F and arrange racks in the upper and lower thirds.
    Line two rimmed baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Toss the sweet potato slices with 2 tablespoons of oil, paprika, and salt and arrange them in a single layer.
    Bake, flipping halfway, until crisp and golden, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove the chips from the oven and season with an additional pinch of salt before serving.
    TIP: Sweet potato chips can be made up to two days ahead — store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Make the whipped goat cheese: Combine the room temperature fresh goat cheese with 1/4 cup of olive oil, the milk or cream, thyme leaves, honey, pepper, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with an "S" blade.
    Process on high until the mixture is light, fluffy, and well combined. Taste and add more salt or pepper as desired.
    TIP: Whipped goat cheese can be made up to two days ahead — store refrigerated in an airtight container. Let it at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving so that it's spreadable.
  • Serve the Whipped Goat Cheese: Spread a few spoonfuls of the whipped goat cheese on individual plates or one large serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and honey and a few cranks of black pepper. Scatter the sweet potato chips on top, top with additional thyme leaves, and serve.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2605IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword easy appetizer, vegetarian appetizers
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