Savory Sweet Potato Galette with Feta

This sweet potato galette is a mouthwatering savory galette that makes for a special vegetarian dinner! The filling features sweet potato, onion, and feta.

Savory Sweet Potato Galette with Feta

After a record number of consecutive recipes for sweets (including our new peppermint ice cream and best soft ginger molasses cookies), 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 galette as an entree. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of savory pies for a main course (like pot pie!). We’d never tried it – though we do love us some pizza pies. This savory sweet potato galette is perfect for special occasions, like a brunch or dinner party (or even a baby shower recipe). Keep reading for the recipe!

Related: For a standard pie, here’s our homemade pie crust recipe.

How to make this savory sweet potato galette

For our filling of our sweet potato galette, we chose red onion, feta cheese, and fresh rosemary to compliment the sweet potatoes. Not only does the layered sweet potato and onion look festive, it tastes wonderful! The fragrance of the rosemary was perfect with the sweetness of the potatoes and the savory feta. The galette is pretty simple to put together. We happened to have some extra galette dough in the freezer, which was super convenient! 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, this savory sweet potato galette is nice option for a brunch or a dinner party, even a baby shower! A friend of mine recently hosted a baby shower that featured a few savory galettes on a brunch table. You can make it up and then bake it while 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!

Looking for savory pie recipes?

Savory pie recipes are incredibly satisfying vegetarian main dish recipes! If you’re looking for some more savory pie recipes outside of this savory sweet potato galette, here are a few on our website and around the web:

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This savory sweet potato galette with feta is vegetarian.

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Savory Sweet Potato Galette with Feta


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This sweet potato galette is a mouthwatering savory galette that makes for a special vegetarian dinner! The filling features sweet potato, onion, and feta.


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Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat galette dough
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 to 1 red onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Before baking, make the crust dough.
  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). Mince the garlic clove, rosemary, and thyme. In a bowl, mix the potatoes and onions with 2 tablespoons olive oil and the kosher salt, rosemary, thyme, and fresh ground pepper. 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 the stone ground mustard into 1 tablespoon olive oil. Brush the top of the crust and filling. Add a sprinkling of kosher salt.
  6. Bake 20 minutes. Add the feta cheese and bake another 20 minutes (40 minutes total), until browned. Cool slightly, then cut into pieces and serve.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sweet Potato Galette, Savory Galette, Savory Pie, Healthy Dinner Ideas, Brunch Recipes, Health Dinner Recipes, Sweet Potato Recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

24 Comments

  • Reply
    Meghan
    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. :)

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

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

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    Eileen
    December 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you!

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

    This looks so fabulous!

  • Reply
    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 :)

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    Courtney Jones
    December 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Thanks! :)

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    Natasha
    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!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      December 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

      Natasha,

      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 :)

      • Reply
        Natasha
        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!

        • Reply
          Sonja
          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.

  • Reply
    Kate
    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!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      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 :)

  • Reply
    Liz
    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!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      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!

  • Reply
    Theresa
    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.

    • Reply
      Sonja
      February 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

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

  • Reply
    Emily
    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!

  • Reply
    Jess
    November 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Any suggestions for already made wheat dough or alternate crusts?

    • Reply
      Sonja
      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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