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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese

These spiced Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Feta Cheese topping make a tasty side dish or snack.

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Baked sweet potato wedges served with baked feta cheese on the side.

These savoury sweet potato wedges are seasoned with a combination of spices and herbs and then baked in the oven until nicely browned with crispy edges and tender flesh. 

Topped with a mixture of softened and spiced feta cheese, they make a delicious and addictive dish perfect for serving as a side.

And if taste alone isn't a good enough reason to make these spiced sweet potato wedges, then make them for their health benefits. Sweet potatoes are super nutritious, they are high in fibre and Vitamin A and are loaded with essential nutrients.

Baked Sweet Potato wedges topped with softened Feta cheese.

How to Bake Sweet Potato and Feta

These savoury sweet potatoes wedges are easy and quick to make. Here's an overview of the ingredients needed for this sweet potato and feta cheese recipe. For amounts, please see the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil, extra virgin
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried chilli flakes - or cayenne pepper
  • Sumac, optional
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Feta cheese
  • Yogurt - or sour cream

Steps Overview:

Start by peeling and cutting the sweet potatoes into wedges. If you're not sure how to cut sweet potatoes into wedges, I've included directions on how to do so right after these recipe instructions.

Place sweet potato wedges in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the spices and mix them well, making sure to cover all of the potato wedges with the oil and seasonings.

Spread the sweet potato wedges in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake them in a 400°F oven for approximately 30 minutes.

Though the feta cheese topping in this recipe is optional, it does add a tangy and salty contrast that is irresistible with the sweet potatoes.

To prepare the feta cheese topping, place a piece of feta in foil paper. When the sweet potato wedges are almost done, place the feta cheese in the oven and bake until it softens.

Once softened, combine the feta cheese with a touch of yogurt (or sour cream) and some dried oregano. You can also add a bit of cayenne or chilli flakes if you want to add heat to your topping.

How to Cut Sweet Potatoes into Wedges:

  1. Rinse sweet potatoes under cold water and pat dry. You can peel them or leave the skin on.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. 
  3. Place the sweet potato halves cut side down on the board and then cut eat half, again lengthwise, into 3 or 4 wedges depending on how large your sweet potatoes are and how thick you want the wedges to be. The most important thing is to make sure your wedges are approximately the same size so they bake evenly. 

Tip: Buy your sweet potatoes on the smaller side so they are easier to handle and slice into wedges.

Plate of Baked Sweet Potatoes with a side of softened feta cheese.

What to Serve with Sweet Potatoes

Serve these Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Wedges and Feta Cheese with a Roast Chicken dish, or this Pistachio Crusted Salmon. You could also serve them during the holidays alongside this fabulous Roast Turkey.

Enjoy!

More Sweet Potato Recipes

Baked Sweet Potato wedges topped with softened Feta cheese.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese

Author: Adapted from Sabrina Ghayour. Sirocco: Fabulous Flavors from the Middle East
Make these addictive, quick and easy oven Baked Sweet Potatoes with a Feta Cheese topping for a tasty and healthy side dish or snack.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 312 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. sweet potatoes about 4 medium
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp. sumac optional
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Baked Feta

  • 4 ounces Feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepare a sheet of foil paper by folding it to hold the bloc of feta cheese. Place the cheese on the foil and set aside.
  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into wedges.
  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes wedges with olive oil, dried oregano, chilli flakes, sumac, salt and pepper.
  • Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer onto baking sheet and bake in the oven for approximately 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, turn the sweet potatoes and add the feta cheese (in the foil container) onto the baking tray. Bake for an additional 10 to 12 minutes until potatoes are tender and nicely browned and the feta cheese has softened.
  • Remove the baked Feta cheese from the tray place it in a small bowl and add the yogurt and oregano. Mix well. Serve cheese mixture on the side or top the sweet potatoes with it.

Notes

  1. These sweet potatoes wedges are on the spicy side, if you prefer your food less spicy, reduce the amount of chilli flakes or omit entirely.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 692mgPotassium: 824mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 32520IUVitamin C: 5.4mgCalcium: 253mgIron: 2.6mg
Keyword Baked Sweet Potato Wedges, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Baked Sweet Potatoes with Feta Cheese, Sweet Potato Feta Cheese
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Lily

Monday 21st of August 2017

I love sweet potatoe, and combining it with creamy Feta cheese sounds amazing! Yum!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 21st of August 2017

Thank you Lily! I found the combination so addictive!

Bethany

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

I need to buy sweet potatoes sometime! These look amazing!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Thank you Bethany, they really are amazing!

Louise Crosby

Monday 31st of July 2017

Great looking sweet potatoes, Fida. They're such a healthy and delicious vegetable, I look forward to trying this soon.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 31st of July 2017

Thanks Louise, I hope you're having a great summer!

Jhuls

Monday 31st of July 2017

Have I tried sweet potatoes and feta? Hmmm, this got me thinking. If not, this would be my first time. :D These look so good!!!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 31st of July 2017

You must give these sweet potatoes a try, they're scrumptious! Thanks for stopping by!

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