Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

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  • Published Jan 29th
  • Ready In1h 55m
  • Servings8
  • Calories308
This dish is a favorite in our home during the holiday season. The smoky heat of the chipotle chile and the sweet potato's natural sweetness balance each other beautifully. Adjust the amount of chipotle peppers to suit your taste, and don't overbeat the potatoes so they keep some chunky texture.

Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes for 8 servings:

  • 5 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook1h 20m
  • Ready In1h 55m

To cook Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes is about 1 hour 20 minutes , and you can serve your Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes within 1 hour 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish, and set aside. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. 2 Roast the sweet potatoes in preheated oven until easily pierced with a fork, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven, and cool about 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 3 When sweet potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut in half, and scoop flesh into a mixing bowl. Discard potato skins. Beat the sweet potatoes with the chipotle peppers, butter, and salt; spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. This can baked now or refrigerated until the next day.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The sweet potatoes can be prepared one day in advance through Step 6. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Bring to room temperature and preheat oven before baking in Step 7.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 308 calories; 4.5 grams of fat; 62.9 grams of carbohydrates; 4.9 grams of protein; 11 milligrams of cholesterol; 472 milligrams of sodium.

  1. May 3rd 2012

    We love this recipe. I add a bit more chipotle pepper because we like some heat. If you like the smoky flavor but not the heat you can sub smoked paprika for the chipotle pepper. To take i ...

  2. Jan 16th 2011

    This needs 2 or 3 times as much chipotle peppers and adobo sauce for my taste- I was worried about it having too much spice so I made the recipe as stated but the sweet potatoes were still t ...

  3. Apr 14th 2010

    I am not normally a fan of Sweet Potatoes because they are usually made too sweet for me. I made this with canned yams (that I already had on hand), drained well and added no extra sweet any ...

  4. Apr 27th 2009

    Great recipe. I added some brown sugar to the top (as recommended by others) so it would caramelize a bit while baking. I tasted the mix before the brown sugar was added and after with the ...

  5. Feb 15th 2009

    Really good! Suprisingly so. Does not need any extra sweetness. Goes well with "Balsamic Glazed Salmon Fillets," also on this site. Perfect meal!

  6. Oct 26th 2008

    This recipe was AMAZING, though I have to admit, I doctored it to suit my sweet tooth. I added a few table spoons of brown sugar to the mashed potatoes and chipotle peppers, and before I bak ...

  7. Jun 3rd 2008

    I just made this recipe with about 5 sweet potatoes mashed and two whole chipotle peppers (plus some added adobo sauce) and brown sugar and boy was it good!! next time I might try scraping s ...

  8. Apr 9th 2008

    Fabulous. This was eaten up by even my non-sweet potato eaters and my die-hard sweet potato/marshmallow casserole lovers. I added a bit of maple syrup to give a little more sweetness and fla ...

  9. Dec 29th 2007

    This was fabulous! Even with only half the chipotle peppers, it was plenty hot and the smoky flavor still came through. They made a nice complement to the buttery sweetness of the sweet po ...