This recipe is courtesy of Caroline Lubbers, the Chicago food blogger behind Whippedtheblog.com. Look for a profile on Caroline and her blog on Well Community in the next few weeks.
It is the perfect time to invite a few friends over for a cozy night in and fill their tummies with a warm, comforting dish like baked sweet potatoes.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
Put sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until firm but can be pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and rinse with cold water. OR, roast the sweet potatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in a 400 degree oven.
Put the cooked potatoes in a bowl and let them cool. Heat the butter in a small pan. Add the sage and stir a minute or two until fragrant, being careful to not burn the butter. Drizzle the sage butter over the potatoes and gently toss to coat. Toss with the crumbled goat cheese and sprinkle with some coarse salt. Serve room temperature or cold. Great as a picnic side and for lunch the next day.