I am very excited to share this recipe with you! Sweet potatoes are a staple in my kitchen, and I probably eat 2 or 3 a week. Kroger was selling them for 59 cents a pound, so I went a little crazy and bought a whole bunch! They last forever, so it was a really good deal!
My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes is to bake them until they are caramelized and mushy, then smear them with butter and salt over the top. It is so yummy and I could probably eat one everyday.
This recipe is for a simple, healthy, gluten free, sugar free, and vegan sweet potato dip. You can eat this with veggies, crackers, bread, cheese, on a sandwich, or in a wrap. You could even change the recipe slightly and simply eat it as a side dish.
- Small Bowl
- Large Bowl
- Fork & Spoon
- Baking Sheet
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A Sharp Knife
- 3-4 Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1 TSP Salt
- 1/2 TSP Pepper
- Optional for Spicy Version
- Large Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
- Large Sprinkling of Ancho Chilli Powder
- 2 TSP Tabasco sauce
- Parsley for Garnish
- Poke holes with a fork all over each sweet potato. Lightly grease with olive oil. Put all of the greased potatoes onto the baking sheet and place in oven. Turn oven to 425 and allow baked potatoes to cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hours until they are soft and squishy. Allow them to cool. This can be done up to 5 days ahead of the next step. Store your cooked sweet potatoes in the fridge.
- Cut the Sweet potatoes in half, lengthwise, and use a spoon to scoop all the meat into the large bowl.
- In the small bowl, combine Olive oil, Salt, Pepper, and Spices. Mix with a fork and add to the sweet potato,
- Use a fork to mash up the sweet potato and mix in the seasoning. When the sweet potatoes are creamy and seasoned, move to a serving dish and plate along side freshly cut veggies and crackers.
This dip is so addictive! It is sweet and savory with just enough kick to make you come back for seconds. I was wolfing down carrots as if they were deep fried. If you are looking to an easy appetizer to keep your Thanksgiving guests full until dinner is ready, this would be a simple and healthy choice that appeals to people with and without food restrictions. If you try this recipe, please let me know in the comments below! Happy Cooking!