Goat Cheese Crostini with Sweet Potato & Rosemary

This eye-catching crostini is a simple toasted bread, topped with whipped herb and goat cheese and finished off with creamy sweet potato and butternut squash. This crostini is all about layering together simple autumnal flavors to create a complex flavor combination.

The Layers of this Recipe

  • Crostini: In Italian, this translates to “little toasts” which is a fitting description of this recipe. It consists of thinly sliced bread being toasted or grilled and topped with a variety of toppings and served as an appetizer.
  • Whipped Goat Cheese: Goat cheese is tangy in flavor so it beautifully complements the subtle sweetness of sweet potato and butternut squash. I find it to be too crumbly on its own to whip so I like to combine it with some cottage cheese. When whipped, this protein-packed duo is the perfect creamy spread for your crostini.
  • Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Topping: For this, we roast sweet potatoes and butternut squash and mash them together with a dash of olive oil and salt.

Why You’ll Love This

This simple, easy-to-make, scrumptious crostini is everything you need for your next party! There are so many reasons to adopt it into your repertoire of recipes :

  1. Tastes fantastic – The harmony of that crunchy toast with a creamy, tangy topping and subtle sweetness makes for a light and delicious snack.
  2. Easy to customize – You can change up the ingredients you use as you see fit! Feel free to use any type of bread you prefer or have available and swap out the goat cheese for you favorite creamy cheese like a feta. The possibilities are unlimited!
  3. Looks beautiful – a crostini is always perfect for a party, whether it’s casual or fancy. They make for cute little appetisers at the snack table.

What You Need

The ingredients list is as simple as it gets! All you need it:

  • Your choice of bread! French baguettes are the ideal base for crostini but that can easily be substituted for any other kind of bread.
  • Olive Oil : the ingredients in this recipe are few so try to use a high quality olive oil, if possible.
  • Goat Cheese: for that tangy flavor!
  • Cottage Cheese: helps make the goat cheese more spreadable!
  • Salt and Pepper: To help season the whipped goat cheese mixture
  • Honey: for some additional natural sweetness
  • Fresh Herbs: rosemary or sage
  • Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash: makes for a delicious topping to your crispy crostini

How to Make Crostini

Crostini comes together in under ten minutes and is super versatile! All you have to do is thinly slice your bread and brush some olive oil onto both sides of the slices. Bake the slices until they’re crisp and golden brown on both sides.

Whip together your goat cheese and cottage cheese with a little bit of olive oil and seasoning and pipe onto your toasted bread. Top with your mashed and seasoned butternut squash and sweet potato mixture. Garnish as desired and serve! It’s as simple as that!

Piping the Whipped Goat Cheese

The impressive piped look that is the signature of this crostini may seem intimidating at first, but trust me when I say it’s quite easy to achieve! All you need is a Ziploc bag and a pair of scissors. Load your whipped mixture into the Ziploc bag and remove excess air before sealing it tight. Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag to your desired thickness and use it as a piping bag. Press firmly near the top and evenly release the mixture onto the crostini! It’s as simple as 1…2…3.

Can I Make this ahead of time?

You can whip up the whipped goat cheese mixture a day or two ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in a well-sealed container or Ziploc bag. You can also make the sweet potato mash and the crostini and have everything ready. Right before the party, plate it! Doing it way ahead of time will make it soggy.

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Goat Cheese Crostini with Sweet Potato & Rosemary

  • Author: eatsbyramya
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 12 Crostini 1x


This eye-catching crostini is a simple toasted bread, topped with whipped herb and goat cheese and finished off with creamy sweet potato and butternut squash. This crostini is all about layering together simple autumnal flavors to create a complex flavor combination.



Sweet Potato Topping

  • 1 sweet potato

  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubed

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ tsp salt

Whipped Goat Cheese

  • 4 oz goat cheese

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese (I use 1% low-fat)

  • 1 Sprig of Rosemary, leaves no stalk

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ tsp salt


  • Half baguette sliced into 12 ½ inch slices

  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Roast the veggies : Preheat the oven to 425 F. Wash your sweet potato with the skin on and pierce a few holes with a knife or fork. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and place your sweet potato on one side of the tray. On the other side, place your cubed butternut squash with 1 tbsp olive oil and mix. Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the sweet potato is oozing. Move onto the next steps in the meantime.
  2. Make the Whipped Goat Cheese : To a food processor or a high speed blender, add the goat cheese, cottage cheese, rosemary leaves (not the stalk), olive oil and salt. Blend for about 30 seconds to a minute or until the cheese is completely smooth with no lumps. Spoon this whipped goat cheese into a ziplock bag and refrigerate.
  3. Make the Crostini : Slice your baguette and brush with olive oil. I generally make my crostini in the oven but since the oven is being used for the veggies, we’ll go this stovetop. Grab a flat pan and heat it up. Place the bread oil side down. Toast until charred and brush some oil onto the other side. Flip and toast until charred to your liking. Set aside.
  4. Make the Sweet Potato Topping : Once the veggies are roasted, spoon the inside of the sweet potato into a bowl. Then, add the roasted butternut squash. Add a little bit of salt and start mashing. Add in a little bit of olive oil, as needed, to smooth it out and help you mash it.
  5. Assemble: Grab the ziploc bag with whipped goat cheese out of the fridge and cut off a corner on the bottom like this. Arrange the crostini on the tray you play to serve them on. Use the ziploc piping bag to pipe the whipped goat cheese onto each crostini. Spoon on a dollop of the mashed sweet potato. Top with some chopped up rosemary and serve with some honey!

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  • Cook Time: 30

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  1. Easy but delicious app to make for any party!

  2. Such a amazing recipe, also super fast and easy but something quite different. Everyone was loving it!