Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Hummus

Prepare to be blown away by the velvety texture and mouthwatering flavors in our Sweet Potato Hummus. This delectable twist on classic hummus will become a new family favorite recipe!

homemade sweet potato hummus in a dish surrounded by air fryer zucchini chips

Sweet potato hummus is a delightful twist on the traditional chickpea-based dip or even my roasted garlic hummus. As someone who has always enjoyed experimenting with flavors in the kitchen, I was immediately drawn to this unique combination.

The velvety texture of the mashed sweet potatoes adds a smoothness that perfectly complements the creaminess of the olive oil. The slightly sweet and earthy taste of the sweet potato pairs beautifully with all the recipe ingredients creating an explosion of flavor on my taste buds.

One of my favorite things about this hummus is its vibrant orange color! Whether it’s spread on warm pita bread or used as a dip for fresh veggies, every bite feels like a guilt-free indulgence.

What truly sets this sweet potato hummus apart from other dips is its versatility. It can be customized to satisfy different tastes by adding different spices and seasonings according to you and your family’s preference. And kids LOVE it because it’s a little sweet!

Sweet potato hummus will definitely become one of your favorite new discoveries!

If you want more delicious snack recipes, try my Garlic Parmesan Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Dip, Peanut Butter, Nutella and Banana Sushi Rolls, or Make Your Own Trail Mix.

Ingredients Needed For Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

This sweet potato hummus recipe only uses simple ingredients! Gather up:

  • Sweet Potatoes – drained
  • Garlic – minced
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lime – juiced
  • Water
sweet potato hummus ingredients

How To Make Sweet Potato Hummus

This simple recipe is SUPER easy to make – just follow these two itty bitty steps!

Step 1

Add all of the listed ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth and completely combined.

sweet potato hummus ingredients in food processor

Step 2

Add a small amount of water to the mixture only if it too thick.

sweet potato hummus in bowl

Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe Notes And Tips

  • Serve as a dip for veggies, pita bread, crackers, or graham crackers.
  • Spread on toast, sandwiches, or wraps.
  • Use on salad as a sweet, creamy dressing.
  • Serve hummus with celery and carrot sticks, cucumber slices, bell peppers, radishes, broccoli or your favorite vegetable.

Variations Of Sweet Potato Hummus To Try

  • Top with pine nuts or chopped walnuts, pecans or cashews for added crunch and texture.
  • Sprinkle in a little cayenne pepper for some heat and flavor.
  • Top with a small amount of cumin for a warm, nutty taste.
  • A little dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg is a great idea on this hummus. YUM!
  • Spice it up with come crushed red pepper or finely diced jalapeno pepper.
  • Pumpkin is a great substitute if sweet potatoes are not your favorite. Butternut or acorn squash are also a great choice depending on your preference.
sweet potato hummus in bowl surrounded by air fryer zucchini chips

Sweet Potato Hummus FAQs

It’s understandable to have a few questions when trying a new recipe. Here are the answers to some of the most popular questions about this delicious recipe.

What is sweet potato hummus?

It is a variation of traditional hummus that includes cooked sweet potatoes as a main ingredient, giving it a unique flavor and creamy texture.

Can I make this hummus ahead of time?

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. Prepare a batch and put in the fridge a day or two ahead of serving.

How long will the Sweet Potato Hummus keep in the refrigerator?

This hummus will keep nicely in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days if kept in an air-tight container.

Can it be frozen?

Yes, it freezes very well. You can keep it in the freezer for up to 3 – 4 months in an air-tight, freezer safe container.

Can I use fresh sweet potatoes instead of canned?

Absolutely!!! Peel and chop fresh sweet potatoes, drizzle with olive oil and cook until soft. Allow them to cool and prepare according to recipe.

Is sweet potato hummus gluten-free?

Yes, sweet potatoes are naturally gluten-free so as long as all the ingredients used in the recipe are also gluten-free you should be fine.

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A square white bowl filled with creamy Sweet Potato Hummus, garnished with chopped herbs, is placed on a white plate surrounded by a circular arrangement of thinly sliced, golden-brown roasted zucchini chips.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Prepare to be blown away by the velvety texture and mouthwatering flavors in our Sweet Potato Hummus. This delectable twist on classic hummus will become a new family favorite recipe!


  • 1 - 40 oz can sweet potatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ cup water


  1. Place all hummus ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined and smooth.
  2. Add water only if the mixture is too thick.

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