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Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

Posted by immaeatthat
October 09, 2015
Featured in: The Garden, Dinner, Side Dishes
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A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas is a new spin on a classic holiday dish. Creamy cheese meets spicy chickpeas on a bed of sweet potatoes for some extra protein, flavor and holiday yum.

In pursuit of feeling more holiday, I'm starting the search for a totally fab sweet potato dish for Thanksgiving.

A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

I mean, my grandma's marshmallow sweet potato concoction is perfect and necessary for Thanksgving to feel like Thanksgiving, but sometimes it's fun to try to make a new sweet potato dish to create a little sweet potato side dish war.  You know, to spice up family gatherings a bit.

You can't ever beat a grandma recipe, but you can at least try.  Then grandma can tell you, good try sweetheart.  Better luck next year. 

A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

I'm quite the sweet potato fan.  This one time, I .  Now that was a good time.

I assure you that these whipped parmesan sweet potatoes are still a very good time.  

So.  Where to start?  I'm glad you asked...

A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

a. buy yourself some sweet potatoes.  I mean, it's practically November so you may as well start stockpiling sweet potatoes like yesterday.  Oh.  And pumpkin.  Start stockpiling pumpkin too.  

b. make a goal for yourself to discover your favorite cheese by buying too many fancy cheeses at the grocery store.  Grate your fav cheese and whip it into some mashed sweet potatoes.

c. roast up some crispy chickpeas and put them on top of your creamy, whipped sweet potatoes.  Chickpeas are pretty much the statement necklace of the food world so they're gonna make the dish look completely awesome.  It's true.  

Then that's it.  Sweet potato goodness is within your reach!  

A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

A healthy sweet potato side dish option for the holidays are these Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas!

Whipped Parmesan Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

Yield

serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped into 2" cubes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, shaved
  • 1, 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.  
  2. Peel sweet potatoes, leaving a couple pieces of sweet potato skin on each potato.  Alternatively, peel all the skin from the sweet potatoes if you prefer your mashed potatoes with no potato skin.  
  3. Drizzle potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and toss together.  Bake for 40 minutes, or until soft.  Flip once during cooking.
  4. Meanwhile, toss the chickpeas with 1 tablespoons olive oil and the spices.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until crunchy.  Stir a couple times during cooking.
  5. Once potatoes are soft, mash potatoes with a fork.  While the potatoes are still hot, stir/whip in the grated parmesan until it's melted and the lumps in the potatoes are gone.
  6. Top mashed potatoes wtih roasted chickpeas, pumpkin seeds and shaved parmesan.

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Kylie Mitchell is a Registered Dietitian and the founder of the food/ lifestyle blog immaeatthat.com. She started the blog 5 years ago in an effort to stop disordered eating and help people fall back in love with a healthful relationship with food. Kylie works to promote positive body image, intuitive eating and HAES. Kylie also specializes in creative recipe development and high-res food photography. When not behind the computer or camera, Kylie works as an eating disorder dietitian. She is the author of The Single Serving Cookie eBook and The Cookie Dough eBook. Kylie lives in Houston, TX with her husband and puppy, where she likes to over- share on Instagram.
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