Roasted Poblano and Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Cakes with Poblano Avocado Crema

Roasted poblano sweet potato cakes on a plate with a green sauce.

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Healthy Poblano and Goat Cheese Sweet Potato Cakes with Avocado Crema are savory, smoky and sweet, with soft, fluffy insides and crispy baked outsides. Served with a healthy avocado crema, they’re a delicious southwest-inspired side dish, appetizer or snack! (gluten-free, vegetarian)



Sweet Potato Cakes

Roasted Poblano Avocado Crema


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Place poblano pepper on a small sheet pan lined with foil or parchment. Roast in the oven, turning the pepper halfway through until blistered on the outside, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, covered. Turn oven down to 350°F.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, cover sweet potato cubes with water and bring to a boil. Boil until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  3. Once pepper is cool enough to handle, gently rub skin to remove it. Cut in half and discard the stem and seeds. Dice one half of the pepper and set aside the other half for the crema.
  4. In a large bowl, mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher or fork.
  5. Add cornmeal, chipotle powder, salt and egg. Mix until combined. Gently stir in goat cheese crumbles and diced poblano.
  6. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment. Scoop sweet potato mixture into balls (about 2 tbsp each) onto the cookie sheet and gently flatten into cakes, repeating until all of the mixture is used up.
  7. Bake sweet potato cakes 20 minutes, gently flipping halfway though with a spatula.
  8. Turn the oven up to broil and broil for 1-2 minutes, watching carefully so that they do not burn. Remove from oven and serve warm with the avocado crema.

To make the crema:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, blending until smooth.
  2. Add cold water by the tablespoon as needed to reach a dipping consistency.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Ingredient Substitutions

Keywords: southwest sweet potato cakes, poblano goat cheese sweet potato cakes, baked sweet potato cakes, avocado crema

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