Sweet Potato Hummus

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Sweet Potato Hummus-simple sweet potato hummus with roasted garlic, rosemary, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. This is the perfect holiday appetizer! 

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

This post is in partnership with Kettle Brand Potato Chips

Are you celebrating Friendsgiving this year? We are all about Friendsgiving since our families don’t live in Utah. Plus, it’s an excuse to have a Thanksgiving meal before the big day. Two Thanksgiving meals are always better than one, especially when shared with friends.

If you are looking for an easy appetizer to share with your friends at Friendsgiving, make my easy Sweet Potato Hummus. It is the perfect holiday appetizer.

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Hummus is a staple at our house and this sweet potato hummus is our favorite fall hummus. The sweet potato will surprise you. It is the perfect addition to classic hummus. I also add roasted garlic and rosemary for a boost of flavor. For presentation points, I add crumbled feta cheese, pomegranate arils, and a fresh sprig of rosemary before serving. Don’t skip this step. The garnish makes the hummus extra tasty and beautiful!

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

I love serving this Sweet Potato Hummus before the big feast because it is easy to make and everyone loves a good dip. Friends can gather around and dip while they talk, laugh, and anticipate the big meal.

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

You can serve the Sweet Potato Hummus with your favorite Kettle Brand Chips, bring several bags so your friends can choose their favorite. You can never have too many chips! I used Kettle Brand’s Baked Olive Oil Chips and they were so good with the hummus.

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Get your friends together and make this Sweet Potato Hummus for Friendsgiving! It is the perfect way to start your holiday meal.

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

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Sweet Potato Hummus

This simple sweet potato hummus is the perfect holiday appetizer!
5 from 1 vote


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic plus 1 teaspoon olive oil for roasting
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Crumbled feta cheese pomegranate arils, and fresh rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • Kettle Brand Chips for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Scrub sweet potatoes and pierce in several places with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet that has been lined with aluminum foil.
  •  Trim about ¼ inch off the top of the garlic cloves. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil over the the garlic and wrap the garlic in aluminum foil. Place on the baking sheet with the sweet potatoes.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the potatoes are soft and starting to ooze. Remove the garlic at 45 minutes.  When the potatoes are soft, remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
  • When the potatoes are cool, remove the skin. Remove the garlic cloves from the foil and remove the skin. Place the sweet potatoes, garlic, olive oil, chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, rosemary, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Blend until smooth. You might have to scrape down the sides and blend again. Taste and season with more salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • Spoon sweet potato hummus in a bowl. Garnish with feta cheese, pomegranate arils, and a sprig of rosemary. Serve with chips.
  • Note-you can roast the sweet potatoes and garlic a day in advance. Keep in the refrigerator in a Ziploc bag until ready to use. You can also make the hummus a day in advance, just wait to garnish until ready to serve.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Ooh! OOH! Do you find this hummus to be very sweet with the sweet potatoes, or is it straight up savory? I’m picturing it spread on toast and dipped with cut up veg. But I’m wondering if apple slices could be used as dippers, too? I’m having my family over for a Christmas brunch in a few weeks and this is now on my short list. Thanks!

    1. It’s not too sweet. I think it would be great with cut up veggies. The apple might work. I will have to try it!

  2. Thanks. Can you tell me the weight or weight range of the potatos. I’m not sure I’d know large from extra large from giant. Thanks.

  3. I always wanted to try something with sweet potato. I think this would be the perfect choice.
    Thanks for the recipe Maria 🙂