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Oh, you mean you don’t plan your date nights around what kind of ice cream you have in the fridge?


Then you obviously don’t have four tubs of Breyers Gelato Indulgences in your freezer, because they make every night feel like a date night!

Or they make you want to call every night a date night just so that you have an excuse to eat them.

Unlike any other gelato offerings in stores, each of the four Breyers flavors (Vanilla Caramel, Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, and Triple Chocolate) comes with a creamy ice cream base, luscious saucy swirls, and a crunchy gourmet topping.

It’s rare for The.Boy and I to agree on a favorite flavor, being that he’s more of a chocolate lover and I’m a vanilla girl all the way, but the stars must be in alignment, because the vanilla caramel is our uncontested favorite.


I may even try hiding the rest of the carton in the back of the freezer just so that I don’t have to share it.

It’s not really in the date night spirit but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

sweet potato, spinach and cheddar galette

Stay-at-home date nights are some of my favorite nights, not only because I get to eat our freezer stash of frozen treats, but because I get to use them as an excuse to cook something a little extra special.

Galettes are the perfect meal for such an occasion because they have a decadent buttery crust and an infinite number of topping possibilities. On this date night in particular, I went with a roasted sweet potato, spinach and cheddar filling, and it was the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and savory while still being ultra vitamin-packed so that you don’t even feel bad about going for that second scoop of gelato. Or that second slice of galette. Or both.

I vote for both. It’s date night, after all.


What is your favorite way to make date night a little extra special?

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Cheddar Galette
The perfect date night meal, this sweet potato, spinach and cheddar galette is sweet, savory and extra special enough for a fun night in.
Yield: 6-8 servings
For the crust
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 16 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup ice water
For the filling
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped into ½-inch dice
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese, grated (I used Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  1. For the crust, combine the flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor, pulsing to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the texture is like cornmeal, with the biggest butter pieces being the size of pebbles. Add in the greek yogurt, vinegar and water and pulse just until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic and chill it for at least one hour and up to two days.
  2. While the dough is chilling, prepare the veggies. Heat oven to 400. In a large bowl, toss the olive oil with the sweet potato cubes. Spread out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Roast until tender, 30-40 minutes. Set aside.
  3. On a floured work surface, roll out the dough into a 16--inch round. Transfer to a parchment-lined pizza pan or baking sheet.
  4. In a large bowl, toss together the sweet potato cubes, spinach, and grated cheese. Spread filling mixture over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Fold the border over the filling, pleating it as necessary, leaving the center open. Whisk together the egg and the water in a small bowl and brush the outside of the crust with this egg/water mixture so that it will brown nicely.
  5. Bake at 400F until golden brown, 30-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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57 Responses to Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Cheddar Galette: Date Night with Gelato Indulgences

  1. Sune Moolman says:

    Yay for date night! We actually haven’t had one of those in quite a while, but it always involves ice cream. Thanks for the galette recipe, it looks like a real winner.

  2. Lynn says:

    I’m dateless over here, but when I wasn’t – Mexican food. 🙂 I love that word Galette. Your galette is a thing of beauty.

  3. I’ve been wondering about those gelatos! I’ll take all of them. And I love this galette!!

  4. Oooh that galette looks yummy. Love anything with pastry!

  5. You had me at sweet potato…but then you went and added spinach, cheddar, and a buttery, perfect crust. Oh man! 🙂
    And that gelato sounds amazing! I’m with you on date nights – cooking something special at home is the best way to go!

  6. Baby June says:

    That galette looks amazing! I’m a 100% sweet potato lover, so I must try that ASAP. 🙂

  7. Beth says:

    That is one gorgeous galette. Can’t wait to try it!

  8. Johanna GGG says:

    I am not such an ice cream lover but that galette has my eyes popping out of my head because I want it – sounds scrumptious

  9. Victoria says:

    This galette looks so good!! I love all the flavors on there, and pretty much anything on a flaky crust has got my vote. The gelato looks like the perfect dessert for any night. Yum 🙂

  10. This is my ideal combo for date night… lots of creaminess, yumminess and super simple 🙂

  11. go date night! This is the perfect pizza/galette. I love it and the sweet potato on top sounds too good to be true. Sweet and salty!

  12. Date night that doesn’t involve sweats and netflix would be a miracle for us. I look like I could be on an episode of what not to wear on the regular…

  13. Deena kakaya says:

    Your recipe has a definite feel of Friday night in it and that’s a wonderful thing 😉 x

  14. That galette looks like a great start to an ice cream feast! Caramel vanilla sounds like my cup of tea.

  15. Not sure if I prefer the ice cream or the galette. Both sound yum!

  16. cheri says:

    Hi Joanne, love the galette and the gelato, sounds like a fun date night.

  17. The galette looks too good to miss in life!

  18. My stomach is rumbling here! I have not seen those gelotos in the grocery stores near me…maybe they’re an American thing? It seems like everything good is in the States…
    I haven’t had a date night in a while (stupid long distance..) but when we did it involved me eating ice cream, and him eating frozen peas (what a weirdo :p)

  19. Heather says:

    That kind of sounds like the perfect combo – I love sweet potato. We recently just tried Japanese sweet potatoes, which was a pleasant first – super sweet and soft!

  20. Yummy! I just want to throw that gelato in my face and call it a day! 🙂

  21. i totally plan to try that gelato soon. your galette sounds amazing, btw.

  22. sandra says:

    I am avoiding gelato and all things cold and creamy until I can lose another 5 pounds but I have to say you’re tempting me… nice galette. I like how in only a few words and ingredients and you’ve move from gelato to galette.

  23. Hahaha oh wow that first photo confused me. I was trying to see the sweet potato and spinach in it and thought I was losing my mind – so glad it’s ice cream! But this looks like a great date night meal to me.

  24. Trisha says:

    I actually really love staying in for date night. It’s nice to have some snuggle time and it’s cheaper too! Also, you’re the best at pairing complimentary vegetables together. This sweet potato/spinach/cheddar combination looks amazing!

  25. OMG, yummmmmm! Plus that gelato looks off the charts delish!

  26. Eileen says:

    PIZZA! Really, homemade pizza night is one of my favorites. And are you falling back in love with sweet potato? I seem to remember, not so long ago, a different sweet potato recipe practically every week. 🙂 SO GOOD, especially with lots of bright green spinach.

  27. Kinsey says:

    Oh that sounds so good! Between the flaky, cheesy, galette and the creamy gelato it just looks amazing! Ice cream is my favorite dessert ever and having gelato in the freezer sounds incredible!

  28. Mmm … Greek yoghurt in the dough? Interesting! Sounds like this would be delicious, especially with the sweet potato-ey, cheesey toppings you’ve chosen. Honestly, I know I keep saying this but if anyone was ever going to convince me to become a vegetarian, it would be you! 😉

  29. Kate says:

    I really should try that gelato – we hardly ever have ice cream in the house.

  30. I keep seeing ads for these Breyer’s Gelatos and they look SO GOOD. Lucky you for getting some. Stay at home nights are the best!

  31. You know I am very fortunate as it’s date night at our house just about 7 days a week. After 30 years we haven’t run out of things to talk about and we are always, always, on the same page about ice cream. Since we are gluten free Breyers is definitely a great choice for us.

    We don’t have any in the freezer now but that will soon be rectified! Love your galette – I am seeing a version of that in our future. Those flavors of spinach and sweet potato have to be dynamite!

  32. SallyBR says:

    Definitely oysters on the half shell – unfortunately now we have to wait until September because it’s too hot for oysters, and we don’t like to buy them from May through August.

    I bet I would love that vanilla caramel too – as Dulce de Leche is my number one choice ice cream from Haagen Daz.

  33. Olivia says:

    I haven’t put sweet potatoes in my pizza before, so this will be something new and fun! Love it 😉

  34. Claudia says:

    Sounds like a great combination. I want to try that galette soon, possibly for a breakfast pizza with eggs, sausage and cheese on top. Okay, maybe spinach too.

  35. Danguole says:

    Galettes are really just pizza with a pie crust and how can you not be down with that? Deeeelicious. Love the sweet potato on this one!

  36. You and I might be the only two people who prefer vanilla. *high five* I’ll take a scoop of that caramel variety AND a slice of this Galette. Or 3.

  37. Never had a galette before but I love me anything with an infinite number of topping possibilities. Thanks for the inspiration!

  38. Christina says:

    Yum! Ive never made a galette before but this crust sounds delish!

  39. Wow – that ice cream! Usually I’d be inclined to skip the main meal to get straight to it, but you have held me back with your galette. I’d be torn between where to allocate stomach space (and actually, I’d just create more space to fit it in…I’m good like that).

  40. Liz says:

    Your galette looks amazing…but it’s gelato that I now have the biggest craving for 🙂

  41. kita says:

    That gelato sounds delish – but your galette is AMAZING! I love the sound of it. I can’t wait to give it a try (I think even the super picky Handsome would love this one!)

  42. I love sweet potato and galettes! Sweet and savory for the win! And dizzzang, that ice cream looks good. I like to have a little crunch with my ice cream, so I’m sure I’d love those!

  43. Kelster says:

    I’m single so that means no date nights. However, this means I can eat all that gelato alone without sharing. Being single is not such a bad thing.

  44. Christine says:

    I’m going to have to try one or all of those gelatos…seriously amazing sounding. And the galette? Super. I’ll have to try to squeeze one in before the heat hits. Gorgeous looking. Hope the pinky is feeling better!

  45. Hotly Spiced says:

    Gosh that ice cream looks good. I love date nights where we just stay in, cook something comforting then curl up on the lounge and watch something of MY choice! xx

  46. I completely AGREE!!!! A largeeeee tub of this delicious ice cream and this sweet potato galette oooooozing with cheddar! I don’t have a special someone in my life, but this is just perfect for a girls’ movie night too! <3

  47. Yes to this galette and yes to ice cream!

  48. What great flavors for a galette! This sounds fantastic!

  49. This sweet potato galette looks absolutely gorgeous!! My date nights involve some type of dinner (that I cook) + wine + British television.

  50. I’m totally with you…I hide the talenti gelato! Bookmarking this recipe bc I haven’t made a galette in way too long and this sounds awesome!

  51. Reeni says:

    Yay for date night! That is some of the most delicious gelato I’ve ever laid eyes on! It looks so fancy! Perfect for date night. And the galette has all of my favorite things on top of a flaky, buttery, greek yogurt infused crust! LOVE.

  52. YUM! I love galettes! I’ve never had a savory one before, so I’m looking forward to trying this!

  53. Your galette looks perfect for date night. It would make for a special night.

  54. You galette looks fantastic!

  55. I could so go for some of that gelato right now! Hmm I wonder if you can buy it in Canada…

  56. tee says:

    well for all the comments here, it would appear that i’m the only person who actually MADE it! (sorta) i used a premade crust I’m sure the crust as directed is much better. I like the flavor profile very much but will make a couple of adjustments the next time I attempt the recipe. Less time roasting the potatoes for SURE. Sadly, mine were too soft and the tumble with the cheese and spinach were too much and I’ve got more of a mash of sweet potato than actual cubes. I’d also add some more seasoning (maybe some heat – cayenne, or better yet, chipotle!) and sauteed onion. But I will definitely be making this recipe again. Thank you!!!

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