I tried these for Thanksgiving and they were not a hit -- flavors just didn't meld for us -- enjoyed the spicy chipotle flavor, but were too sweet with the brown sugar. I should have known better -- sweet potatoes are too good on their own & adding brown sugar detracts from their flavor. Other than baking the sweet potatoes followed the recipe as written. I'll stick with our favorite CL recipe -- spicy roasted sweet potato wedges with chipotle chili powder.
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
dory92064 Posted: 11/28/08
LaraRR Posted: 05/17/10
I thought this was a little too sweet and I didn't even add all the brown sugar. Maybe it just wasn't my taste. I thought the chipotle peppers added something, though. The baby loved it because i think it sort of tasted like really sweet baby food.
lavransdottir Posted: 12/21/08
I can't imagine not liking these... We served this with the cumin-spiced pork and avocado-tomatillo salsa recipe (CL, another reader's review suggestion), and it was a great combination. I used skim milk because I didn't feel like the added calories of half and half and it was just fine. Probably reduced the brown sugar to a third cup. Otherwise, made the recipe as written, and enjoyed it immensely.
csaunders80 Posted: 02/01/11
These are so yummy and unusual! I brought these to a Mexican-themed CL supper club tonight and I just couldn't stop eating them. The combination of sweet, savory and spicy is just right. My sweet potatoes seemed very sweet so I just used a very scant 1/2 cup of brown sugar. I also used fat-free half and half with very good results. Those are the only changes I made to this recipe. I will definitely be making these again!
cjbuddy Posted: 04/28/10
I have made these twice, increasing the chipotle the second time. Would make again as I think they are good variation of mashed sweet potatoes. Served with spiced rubbed pork loin and sweet baby peas.
hleigh Posted: 08/30/10
Very tasty! We used about half of the brown sugar and a little extra chipotle, and the potatoes were delicious! Served with a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin and steamed green beans - definitely going in my regular rotation.
Bonitoflake77 Posted: 01/04/11
I don't even like sweet potatoes--I grew up with the nasty holiday version with marsmallows. This recipe was awesome! I reduced the brown sugar by half and omitted the cinnamon; I prefer the spicy to the sweet. As with other recommendations, I had pork tenderloin as a main dish.
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 10/17/11
I thought these were great - any less chipotle and they would have been too sweet; any less brown sugar and they would have been too spicy. But as it was, just right. Super creamy mashed potatoes, that taste only a step away from the streuseled variety.
Clobberella422 Posted: 02/24/12
These were a nice change from standard mashed sweet potatoes; I really liked the kick of the chipotle, and the lime juice added a nice touch too. I would probably cut back on the sugar next time, however, as it was a bit sweet for my taste. I think half of what is called for would be sufficient.