Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes


"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."


1 h 55 m servings 308 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.9g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 472 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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. 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. 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. 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.
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  1. 30 Ratings


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

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 baked i...

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 flavor ...

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 brow...

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 some ...

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 too s...

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 anythin...

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 potato...

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 it ov...