Jan 25

Super Simple Sweet Potato Superbowl Dip

If you bring kale smoothies to a Superbowl party, you will be laughed at.

So bring dip.


And since no one ever really knows what’s in dip anyways, they might just maybe think this is unhealthy dip and therefore totally acceptable for a Superbowl gathering.


I’ve never really been a dip person.

It’s always there.  In a big bowl.  Surrounded by chips.  Looking all confusing because you have not even the slightest idea as to what it contains.  If anyone is having an identity crisis, they should think of dip.  I mean seriously, you never know what’s in it.  Sometimes it’s wonderful and other times you’re like what-the-crap-did-i-just-eat.  Confusing I tell you.


And typically, there is some sort of mayonnaise-ness going on in that dip and the only time I will eat mayo is if it’s accompanying a stack of bacon on a BLT.  No other exceptions are made.  Ever.  So I tend to steer clear of dip.  Unless we’re dipping bacon in the dip which brings a whole new possibility to my mayo consumption.

Yeah, but no.  Mayo is still only fair game if it’s on a bacon containing sandwich.


So I’ve been thinking about this recipe for like two months.  It just hasn’t seemed like the right occasion to make it.  Not that this is fine dining over here, I just mashed up a bunch of stuff and called it a recipe.  But typically when I roast a sweet potato I don’t want to put it in anything, I just want to eat it.  So that is exactly what I do.  And then I am left missing a crucial ingredient for this dip.


So here I’ve been. Letting the passion for this dip simmer.  Just simmering away.  It’s like when you go on a first date but don’t kiss the guy before the night is over and then you have to wait until the next date to kiss him and all the while passion simmers away.

Yeah, just like that.  That is what I’m feeling for this dip.

Is that awkward? I hope so.


Coconut Sweet Potato Dip

makes 1 3/4 cup

2/3 cup hummus

2/3 cup sweet potato, mashed

2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)

Mix together hummus, mashed sweet potato, and greek yogurt.  Scoop into serving bowl.  Sprinkle coconut over the top.  Serve with blue corn tortilla chips, sweet potato chips, normal tortilla chips, veggies, veggie chips, or really just a spoon.

19 Responses to “Super Simple Sweet Potato Superbowl Dip”

  1. Alison — January 25, 2013 @ 3:26 pm (#)

    This is such a unique dip recipe! Coconut and sweet potato sound like they would be a GREAT pair.

    • Kylie — January 26, 2013 @ 10:30 pm (#)

      It actually kinda happened by accident. A wonderful, happy accident:)

  2. Lokness — January 25, 2013 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    Love sweet potatoes! A sweet dip sounds great with tortilla chips.

    • Kylie — January 26, 2013 @ 10:33 pm (#)

      Don’t we all! I can’t go more than a couple days without having one. I start going into withdrawals haha

  3. ReganJonesRD — January 26, 2013 @ 5:12 am (#)

    I make a dip similar to this but with chipotle peppers. And I swear, it is one of my FAVORITE dips of all time. My hubs was skeptical the first time I whipped it out for a tailgating nosh, but was amazed at how yummy it was.

    • Kylie — January 26, 2013 @ 10:46 pm (#)

      Ooo I love the spicy and sweet combination. I feel like sweet in a dip is unexpected…and just so wonderful:) I like that chipotle pepper idea, that’d be a good addition to this:) What else do you add?!

  4. Emma @ Barefoot Baker — January 28, 2013 @ 9:13 pm (#)

    This looks amazing! And totally perfect as a secretly healthy superbowl dish :) I might have to make it!!

    • Kylie — January 28, 2013 @ 9:24 pm (#)

      They’ll never see it coming;)

  5. salliedowell — January 31, 2013 @ 2:26 pm (#)

    Did you use a store bought hummus, or did you make your own?
    This recipe combines a lot of my favorite things, so I can’t wait to try it!

    • Kylie — January 31, 2013 @ 2:33 pm (#)

      Hi Sallie! These are all my favorite things too…all smooshed together:) hard to beat;) I just buy store bought hummus. The traditional flavor! Let me know if you try it out! I’d love to hear what you think:))

  6. Stephanie — May 22, 2013 @ 8:48 am (#)

    I made this for a work party and now EVERYONE wants the recipe. Huge hit and so easy! Thank you!!!

    • Kylie — May 22, 2013 @ 8:52 am (#)

      GREAT!!! Thanks for letting me know it worked out, I love hearing recipe success stories:) And seriously, so easy!! Only 3 little ingredients!

  7. addalittle — September 1, 2013 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    This is such a unique recipe that sounds delicious! Can’t wait to start making your recipes! :)

  8. karatomlin — September 4, 2014 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    I’m making this for a dip party I’m hosting and I want to prepare it the night before, but does it taste better warm? If so I’ll make it right before the party.

    • Kylie — September 4, 2014 @ 11:58 pm (#)

      I actually remember liking it cold. But I’m more of a cold hummus person than a hot hummus person. If you’d rather eat hot hummus than cold hummus, I’d serve this dip warm. Hope that helps;)

  9. Samantha Frazier — September 28, 2014 @ 3:10 pm (#)

    Here is a twist I tried. I made a version of a seven layer dip using this sweet potato dip (no coconut). Bottom layer-refried beans, middle layer-sweet potato dip, and top layer-salsa. Great with tortilla chips!

    • Kylie — September 28, 2014 @ 5:02 pm (#)

      SOUNDS BRILLIANT!! Love this twist!


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