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Recipe: Sweet Potato Wedges with Goat Cheese Bacon Dip

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm not going to say anything to you about this recipe except for you're welcome, because it is beautiful and it came to me in a vision the way I picture saints appearing to people in burlap cassocks, standing on old rocky hills somewhere in Italy. 

There's a restaurant in the DC area that I love that has a whipped feta dip with hunks of jalapeno in it, and it is so good but it's a bit too much dairy for me. They also serve it with pita bread, and I had to have cucumbers which is fine, I guess, but I thought I'd make my own version that wouldn't make me feel sick or deprived in any way.

I made my dish more Paleo by using goat cheese instead of feta and then adding bacon, obviously.

For the sweet potato wedges:
Two sweet potatoes 
(Make more if you want, but you'll run out of dip.)
A liberal drizzle of olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the goat cheese bacon dip:
A four-ounce package of plain goat cheese.
Two green onions
Two teaspoons of coconut milk
(More coconut milk if you want your dip to be thinner.)
Four strips of crunchy bacon.
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Two or three shakes of crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Take the goat cheese out of the fridge, out of the wrapper, and into a bowl to get to room temperature.
2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
3. Wash your sweet potatoes really well. Leave the skins on if you want (I think you should) and scrub them!
4. Cut each sweet potato into eight wedges, lay on a baking sheet, and drizzle olive oil over them. 
5. Spread the oil around with your hands and get each wedge really covered. Add salt and pepper.
6. Pop 'em in the oven for about 25 minutes, turning them every ten minutes or so.

7. With a hand mixer, whip the goat cheese up until it's a little fluffy, and add the coconut milk. Whip some more.
8. Add salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, and garlic powder. Whip it!
9. Add crumbled bacon and sliced green onion. Whip it good!
10. Put the dip in a bowl and serve with sweet potato wedges. 

Now dip the sweet potato in or smear some of it over the wedge with a knife.
You could also totally use this as a topping on a baked sweet potato.
But I wanted fries.

Seriously, bring this to a holiday party.


  1. This recipe looks so delish!! I love all the candid shots you took while making such a yummy dish. Love it!!

    XO Jenna

    1. Thanks, Jenna! It is delicious, if I do say so myself!

  2. Yum, these look amazing! I've made sweet potato fries before, but never like this. I'll have to try out this recipe for sure :)


    1. Oh yes try them out and let me know how it goes!

  3. Oh man this looks so tasty. I love sweet potato fries and I love dips of all kinds (especially those that include bacon). I may just need to make this soon...

  4. Those look soooo good! I've never actually had sweet potato wedges before!

  5. This looks delicious! Just say bacon and I'll give it a try!

    xo, Kenzie


    1. Me too! Let me know how you like it!

  6. In the words of Uncle Joey: Cut. It. Out.

    These look delicious

  7. This looks like an awesome dish to make for Sunday football get togethers! Will be giving this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing :)


  8. Yep -- that definitely sounds amazing! And looks it, too. Delish!

  9. holy hell man!!!!!!!!!! this is the dip we had at cava you speak of, right??!?! this looks a million times better, i'm serious!


  10. I have extra sweet potatoes right now and I think I'm going to make this! Yay! Thanks for sharing, lady! Miss you and hope life is well!

  11. This looks so good! I LOVE goat cheese.

  12. Holy baloney – looks beyond amazing & I cannot wait to try! Totally off topic question: What is the "So perfect, I've been looking for a color exactly like it" nail color you're wearing?


    1. Thank you! It's pretty amazing! The color is OPI "Panda-Monium Pink" and it looks good with everything!

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