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Sweet Potato and Red Onion Galette

Sweet Potato and Red Onion Galette

After a record number of consecutive recipes for sweets (including our new favorite wintery dessert and best cookie recipe!), we’re now back to savory. This week we have a few recipe ideas for a special holiday meal – which are versatile enough for every day as well.

After making our first successful galette for Thanksgiving dessert, we knew we wanted to try a savory version as an entree. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of pies for a main course (like pot pie!), but we hadn’t tried it much – though we do love us some pizza pies.

For our filling, we chose sweet potato, red onion, feta and fresh rosemary. Not only did the layered potato and onion look festive, it tasted wonderful – the fragrance of the rosemary was perfect with the sweetness of the potatoes and the savory feta.

The galette wasn’t too hard to put together – we happened to have some extra dough in the freezer, and the vegetables came together fairly easily, since they don’t need to be pre-cooked (though it does take a bit of time to cut and arrange them). With some advanced planning, it’s a nice option for a dinner party to make up and then bake as you prepare other items or clean up the kitchen.

We enjoyed this galette for a special meal with my parents when they were in town from Minnesota on an impromptu visit. We know know we’ll be experimenting with other savory (and sweet) fillings in the future!

Sweet Potato and Feta Galette
Serves: 4
What You Need
  • 1 whole wheat galette dough
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • ½ to 1 red onion
  • ¼ cup feta
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Olive oil
What To Do
  1. Before baking, make the crust.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  3. For the filling: Slice the sweet potatoes and onions into slices of the same thickness (about ¼ inch thick - make sure to cut them thin so that they bake fully). Finely chop the garlic clove and enough for 1 teaspoon each rosemary and thyme. In a bowl, add potatoes, onions, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, rosemary, thyme, and fresh ground pepper, and toss gently to combine.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a rough circle about 12 inches across (it doesn’t have to be perfect). Place the dough on the parchment paper. Layer with potatoes and onions, alternating, and a circular pattern. (You can place any remaining veggies on a tray to roast alongside the galette.)
  5. In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard to 1 tablespoon olive oil. Brush the top of the crust and filling. Add a sprinkling of kosher salt.
  6. Bake 20 minutes; then add ¼ cup feta cheese and bake another 20 minutes, until browned. Cool slightly, then cut into pieces and serve.
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  • Reply
    December 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

    This looks so good! I think once this is cut into slices it could work as a plate of small bites at a party (it’s holiday time!) as well! Which is what I think I’m going to do with this! I love things that you can put together and then just put into the oven when you’re ready to go. Especially ones that look so pretty!

    Just a heads up, your link in the post for your first galette isn’t working. :)

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      December 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks for the heads-up! This would be perfect as a little appetizer; great idea!

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    This American Bite
    December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I welcome the return to savory – and this is a great way to come back. Delicious!

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    December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    This galette looks amazing! Sweet and tangy and full of perfect seasonal vegetables. :)

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      December 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    December 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    This looks so fabulous!

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    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    December 18, 2012 at 11:06 am

    This looks SO good! Your picture is perfect and I love the idea of a sweet potato galette. Yum! The feta on top looks awesome too :)

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
    December 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Yes! I love feta cheese on junk. Not that this is junk by any stretch of the imagination…!

    I love that there’s very few ingredients as well.

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    Courtney Jones
    December 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Such a beautiful, simple dish with wonderful flavours. Yum!

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      December 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks! :)

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    Cookie and Kate
    December 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I have never tried a savory galette but this looks heavenly. Roasted sweet potatoes and onions in a flaky crust? Serious yum.

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    December 21, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Hi Sonja and Alex,
    I’v been following your blog for a while now, and I really enjoy the recipes. I can’t believe it took me this long to realize that Sonja and I graduated from the School of Music and IU the same year! I saw Sonja’s profile picture come up on my friend Jon’s facebook page, and I realized it matched the picture on here. Small world!

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      December 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm


      That is so funny! What instrument did you play? I was a French horn major. Do you work as a musician now?

      How fun — thanks for writing and making the connection!

      Sonja :)

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        December 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

        I was an oboe major, and I still play. I teach and gig full time in Dallas, but I just started blogging for fun a few months ago. I actually play in the same quintet as I did when I was at IU! By the way, this galette looks amazing!

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          December 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

          Oh, how fun! We must have run into each other at IU :) I was also got a certificate in journalism with my music degree, and then pursued writing / business out of school instead of music. This blog has become a nice creative outlet for the music side of me :) Good luck with all your playing! Glad to make the connection.

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    January 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. I used goat cheese instead of feta, but otherwise followed the recipe precisely. Thank you!

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      January 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      You are so welcome! We’re glad you enjoyed it — it makes us happy to know that it was a success! Thanks for writing :)

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    February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I made this Monday night and am proud to report that my husband, who isn’t particularly a sweet potato fan loved this! The real star here is the crust!

    Also, I chose this dough recipe over another one I found simply because it’s so fast! I got home a little after 5 and we were eating by 6:45, even with homemade dough and everything. Thank you so much for this!

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      February 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Wonderful! I’m so glad to know that this worked out as a weeknight meal. We love this dough recipe as well :) Thanks so much for letting us know!

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    February 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    I made this tonight for dinner. I loved it! I am mixing the stone ground mustard in with the other seasonings next time.

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      February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it :) This is a favorite of ours too.

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    July 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that this is yet another awesome, no-fail recipe from your blog. We loved it, and it was so simple, yet feels fancy. Love your galette dough recipe, too–thanks so much!

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    November 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Any suggestions for already made wheat dough or alternate crusts?

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      November 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Hi Jess! I’m not sure what you mean about already made dough? We don’t have any alternate crusts off the top of our heads – are you looking for something for a special diet?

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