Creamy sweet potatoes are combined with three cheeses & spices in this scrumptious new cheese dip recipe that’s both vegetarian & gluten free!
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 Sweet Potatoes 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 sweet potato supply! Yay for sunshine and sweet potatoes!
Today I combined California Sweet potatoes with three creamy cheeses to create a warm, baked cheese dip that everyone is sure to love this holiday season!
- 2 lbs California Sweet Potatoes
- 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 sweet potatoes if you would like. I leave the skin on for extra nutritional value! Cut the sweet potatoes into large cubes.
Add the sweet potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Boil for 20 minutes, or until fork tender.
Drain the sweet potatoes from the water and mash. Measure out 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (this should be almost exact to the 2 lbs of sweet potatoes you boiled.)
Add the 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes, 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 the sweet potato cheese dip 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.