Cooking Simple: Sweet Potato Rounds with Goat Cheese, Cranberries & Chives

by Leslie Philip | Photography by Diana Matthews


2 medium-sized sweet potatoes

3-4 ounces of goat cheese

1 tsp sour cream

Chopped chives

Dried cranberries for sprinkling


Wash sweet potatoes, bake in 350°F oven for 35-45 minutes, until a knife can be easily inserted into the potato. Let cool. 

Bring goat cheese to room temperature. Blend in the sour cream to help with spreading onto the potatoes, adding more sour cream if needed to make the mixture spreadable.

Cut the potatoes into roughly quarter of an inch slices; the ends will be smaller.

Spread the slices with the cheese mixture, using a knife or dolloping with a spoon. 

Top with cranberries and chives. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy.

Leslie Philip, chief egg breaker and owner of Thyme & Place Cafe in Southern Pines, can be reached at  or 910-684-8758.