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Baked sweet potatoes with goat's cheese topping

A tricked-up version of jacket potatoes that you're going to love.

By Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
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Baked sweet potatoes with goat's cheese topping
Sweet potatoes are full of sugar, which means they crisp and caramelise beautifully in the oven. That's a start, but the toppings are the hero here: a sharp, creamy filling of goat's cheese, sour cream and chives, a scatter of roasted nuts and seeds for crunch, and mint for freshness. Serve them on their own, or as a tricked-up side with a roast in place of jacket potatoes.


  • 8 small sweet potatoes (about 230gm each)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp roasted nuts and seeds, such as pine nuts, sunflower seeds and pepitas
  • Finely chopped mint, to serve
Goat's cheese topping
  • 100 gm goat's cheese (chèvre)
  • 80 gm sour cream
  • 1 golden shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 240°C. Place sweet potatoes on an oven tray, rub with oil and season to taste, then roast until crisp, golden and tender (30 minutes).
  • 2
    For goat's cheese topping, stir ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Score potatoes deeply, stuff with goat's cheese filling, top with nuts and seeds and scatter with mint.