It’s day three of “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com, and today I’m doing a little midweek dipping!
For this recipe I partnered up with my friends at California Sweetpotatoes to create the perfect appetizer to get your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration started!
Why California Sweetpotatoes you ask?
California’s plentiful amounts of sunshine and warm, dry climate provide the perfect conditions for the highest quality product by enabling lush, rapid growth and a year-round sweetpotato supply! Yay for sunshine and sweetpotatoes!
Today I combined California Sweetpotatoes with three creamy cheeses to create a warm, baked dip that everyone is sure to love this holiday season!
- 2 lbs California Sweetpotatoes
- 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
- ½ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ cup goat cheese (crumbled)
- ½ cup candied pecans (chopped)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 375° F.
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Peel the sweetpotatoes if you would like. I leave the skin on for extra nutritional value! Cut the sweetpotatoes into large cubes.
Add the sweetpotatoes to the pot of boiling water. Boil for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
Drain the sweetpotatoes from the water and mash. Measure out 2 cups of mashed sweetpotatoes (this should be almost exact to the 2 lbs of sweetpotatoes you boiled.)
Add the 2 cups of mashed sweetpotatoes, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, honey, chili powder, cinnamon and kosher salt to a large mixing bowl.
Hand mix, or use an electric beater, to combine the ingredients.
Place in a small baking dish.
Top with the goat cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with the chopped candied pecans and drizzle the maple syrup over the dip.
Serve with a sliced toasted baguette or crackers. I found Rosemary Raisin Crackers that perfectly complimented the fall flavored dip!
For more great holiday recipes featuring California Sweetpotatoes, visit their website!
Today’s post was sponsored by California Sweetpotatoes. Thanks for supporting all of the delicious WhitneyBond.com partners like California Sweetpotatoes!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: The dip recipe is gluten free. Serve with a gluten free sliced baguette or gluten free crackers.