Delicious for easy hosting, this Epic Sweet Potato Dinner Board. Serve baked sweet potatoes hot out of the oven with your favorite toppings!

Happy December? Looking for an easy weeknight or weekend dinner idea? It’s inexpensive to roast a bag of sweet potatoes, and then serve with a variety of delicious toppings for this Epic Sweet Potato Dinner Board! 

Epic Sweet Potato Dinner Board

Feel free to leave meat off the board, too, and make it Vegetarian! You can also make this Vegetarian Four Cheese Pasta Bake dish or Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Bowl.

You can also use this method of Roasted Sweet Potatoes (cut in small pieces), and use the same concept here making “bowls.”

Friends, Thanksgiving has come and gone. We are so grateful for the friends who joined our family this week, as we hosted several meals. I know the holidays can be rough for many. We are surrounded by people who have so much pain in their lives, with so many reasons. I can see why many stay away from social media, especially this time of year.

On a positive note, inviting a few friends over for dinner can lift your spirits!

Sharing a meal

Sharing a meal with loved ones, neighbors or friends may seem like a lot of work, but research shows it has real benefits.

I always tell my husband, when the last guests are gone and I’m ready to crash, I’m so glad we did it.

It’s so worth the effort. What a great time we had getting to know our neighbors (or friends).

Sweet Potato Dinner

I love to share different ways to prepare food, in a casual way. Like this simple Epic Sweet Potato Dinner Board!

I love this for the busy season, and if you didn’t catch my post, How to Bake Perfect Sweet Potatoes, head over and check it out. Turn your oven on, line your baking sheet with foil, and start the baking process!

Toppings for Sweet Potato Board

  • Sour cream
  • Cuban Style Black Beans (Trader Joe’s)
  • Ham and bacon
  • Chives and cilantro
  • Pico de gallo and tahini
  • Coconut flakes
  • Sharp cheddar cheese and blue cheese crumbles
  • Specialty butters from Trader Joe’s

Being grateful for the day

Again, this time of year is rough for many. You think about who’s missing, who’s not at our tables, but we can also control our attitudes and thoughts!

  1. Embrace the beauty of the day. What is beautiful about this day, what are you grateful for? Put past regrets behind you!
  2. Grace is amazing, indeed. Unmerited, undeserved favor. Give yourself a ton of grace. And be merciful to others!
  3. Relationships change in life, and boundaries happen. Accept the changes and love the ones who are gathered around your table.


SO much happens with food and bringing people together!

Enjoy this easy dinner board idea for any casual gathering!

28-inch Charcuterie Board

Friends, here are the boards that I LOVE. A “lip” is the secret to the best charcuterie or dinner board, because the food does not fall off. [This post has affiliate links. Every purchase from these links supports RE at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]

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Rememember it says it is “not food safe,” so you need to prepare the board by either laying down parchment paper under the food, or you can “season” it like we did.

Here are a few other (affiliate) options:

Courtland Wooden Lazy Susan – 18-inch round. Buy >> HERE 

LAZY SUSAN is a board that spins. It does NOT have a lip, but it’s cool for the center of the table.

Here’s an 18-inch wine barrel wood board or a 24-inch hammered large round tray or a 26-inch stainless steel serving platter that you may also like! Check out the weight on these boards.

How to season a Charcuterie Board

If a wood board says it “not food safe,” you can lightly sand it down with sand paper, and rub down with beeswax and mineral oil.

We used this butcher block and cutting board oil conditioner after we lightly sanded the board down.

Or, lay down parchment paper! Easy peasy!

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Epic Sweet Potato Dinner Board

Ingredients

  • 11 sweet potatoes, baked
  • 2 14 oz cans Cuban Style Black Beans, Trader Joe’s

Toppings

  • Sour cream
  • Ham, chopped
  • Chives, chopped
  • Bacon, crumbled
  • Pico de gallo
  • Coconut flakes
  • Tahini
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Rosted Garlic and Herb Butter, Trader Joe’s
  • Black Truffle Butter Spread, Trader Joe’s
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Red and green grapes

Instructions

  • Roast potatoes and time for doneness when you're just about ready to serve dinner! [Potatoes will stay hot on the inside for awhile after removing from the oven.]
  • On a large prepared board, fill small bowls with toppings. Leave space for the sweet potatoes. Place the bowl of beans in the center of the board.
  • When the potatoes are done, right before serving, cut a slice down the center (to make them easy for guests to fill).
  • Fill in open areas on the board with grapes, fruit, cilantro (or even Frito or corn chips). Serve!
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