Baked Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese & Honey are an easy appetizer made with sweet potatoes, creamy goat cheese, craisins, walnuts, and drizzled with a sweet glaze of cinnamon and honey. They’re bite-sized and gluten free!
This post is sponsored by Montchevre but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Baked Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese
Baked Sweet Potato Rounds are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party. Healthy sweet potatoes topped with cinnamon, creamy goat cheese, sweet craisins, crunchy walnuts, and drizzled with honey. Your guests will go crazy over them. Best of all, they look like you spent hours in the kitchen making them, when they’re actually really easy to make!
Baked sweet potato rounds are the perfect appetizer!
If you want an appetizer that takes no effort but still never fails to impress your guests, sweet potato goat cheese appetizers are the perfect choice. They’re full of flavor and bright colors, so they’ll look amazing any way you serve them. I suggest using a wooden cutting board, to give them a rustic party look your guests will love. And let’s face it, anything that uses goat cheese is immediately a crowd pleaser. Especially sweet potato goat cheese appetizers.
I even use goat cheese on my holiday root vegetable stuffing!
Today I’m using Montchevre Goat Cheese. It’s made with fresh, high-quality goat’s milk. That means a really well-rounded flavor, and a creamy texture that blends in perfectly with the sweet potato and honey in these baked sweet potato rounds.
Simply cut the sweet potatoes into round wedges and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake until soft, cool down, then top them with creamy Montchevre Goat Cheese, walnuts, craisins, and honey. That’s it!
I consider cheese one of the main food groups in my life. But, I understand that it can be more tricky for some people, especially in the gluten free realm. So, I’ve tried to answer some of the bigger questions you may have, like Is goat cheese dairy? Is feta goat cheese? Does goat cheese have lactose? And What is a good substitute for goat cheese?
Is goat cheese dairy?
The short answer is yes, goat cheese is dairy. It’s not exactly the same thing as cow’s milk, but goat cheese dairy still carries similar proteins. So, if you have a dairy allergy, this isn’t a great option for you. But if you’re just sensitive and don’t have a true allergy, and you’re asking is goat cheese dairy because you’re looking for something easier on the stomach, then this might be your answer. Goat milk has slightly less casein than cow’s, so it might ok for mild intolerances.
So, is goat cheese dairy? Yes, it is.
Which brings us to the next question…
Does goat cheese have lactose?
This is a tricky one, because you hear varying answers all of the time. And a question I get any time I use goat cheese in a recipe is does goat cheese have lactose?
So, final verdict, does goat cheese have lactose?
Yes, goat cheese contains lactose. In fact, not only does goat cheese have lactose, but it has the same amount of lactose as cow’s milk. Sorry, but this is not a good substitute if you have a real lactose intolerance, or if you have a casein allergy.
Is feta goat cheese?
The age old question, feta vs goat cheese, what are they and where do they come from? As it turns out, feta is goat cheese.
Sometimes, under the right conditions.
Feta is traditionally made from sheep’s milk, but now you can find it using sheep, cow, goat, or a combination of all of them. However, feta cheese cannot be more than 30% goat milk, and must be mostly sheep’s milk, or it’s just considered a feta-style cheese. Typically, the sheep/goat version is much tastier.
Feta cheese also has a much sharper taste than goat cheese, which more closely resembled a marscapone cheese. So, when you’re wondering – is feta goat cheese? – don’t get any crazy ideas about subbing one in for the other, or you might get a totally different tasting dish.
In my humble opinion, in the feta vs goat cheese debate, goat cheese will win every time.
Baked Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese & Honey are an easy appetizer choice made with sweet potatoes, creamy goat cheese, craisins, walnuts, and drizzled with a sweet glaze of cinnamon and honey. They're bite-sized and gluten free!
- 4 medium sweet potatoes peeled
- 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
- 1/4 cup craisins
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Place on baking sheet, spacing evenly. Spray sweet potatoes with cooking spray, turn over and spray other side.
Sprinkle sweet potatoes with cinnamon evenly. Bake 10-12 minutes, then flip rounds over using a spatula. Bake another 10-12 minutes, or until potatoes are soft.
Remove sweet potatoes from oven and allow to cool. Top evenly with goat cheese, craisins, and walnuts. Drizzle each round with honey and serve.