PREP: 5 MINs | COOK: 35 MINs

This is a twist on your typical Thanksgiving sweet potato dish that will make your guests take a double-take and double servings. This dish stands out with its vibrant purple colors and though the ingredients are super simple, the flavors are super-rich and will pop in your mouth! 


  • 3 Large Japanese Purple Sweet Potato
  • 6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1 8oz Kite Hill Almond Milk Ricotta
  • 2-3 tbsp Miyoko’s Cultured Vegan Butter
  • 2 tbsp Miyoko’s Plain Vegan Cream Cheese
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt to taste

Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables

Peel and cut potatoes into inch size pieces. 


Place into a pot, rinse them, fill them with cold water, add 1 tablespoon of salt, and bring to a boil.

Lower heat, cover with lid 3/4th of the way, leaving some steam to come out.

Boil for 20-25 min, till potatoes are fork-tender. 


Step 2: Drain & Mix 

Once potatoes are soft, drain all the water. Place potatoes into a food processor while still hot.

Add whole container of the vegan ricotta, some oil, and whip.

Add butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, rest of the olive oil, ¼ teaspoon salt (or salt to taste), and whip till smooth texture.

Take off the fresh leaves off the thyme stems. Sprinkle in the leaves and whip.


Step 3: Garnish & Enjoy! 

Garnish with more thyme leaves and a drizzle of olive oil and ready to serve! 


Jessica Gebel @chefgebelski

While growing up Polish and with immigrant parents, Jess was always surrounded by food; leading her to start cooking at a very young age. After experiencing health issues in her early 20's, she discovered that 80% of her problems were due to her diet. With a desire for change, this inspired her to learn everything she could about the impacts of food on the body.

With 8+ years of experience in her pocket, taking home the win on Cooks vs Cons, and having an education from the National Gourmet Institute; Jess isn't your average natural food chef. Carrying a focus on plant-based and gluten-free meals; she brings passion and spontaneity to your plate with a delicious and ayurvedic flare.

While brightening the kitchen and teasing your tastebuds; Jess designs every meal with a purpose. Without ever sacrificing flavor and guaranteed to leave you asking for more.

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