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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapeños that come canned in adobo sauce and can be found in most grocery stores. Maiya warns, "They have tremendous flavor and a lot of heat—a little goes a long way."

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  1. Bring sweet potatoes and salted water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup water.

  2. Return potatoes to Dutch oven. Add butter, minced peppers, and cream; mash with a potato masher, adding reserved water, a little at a time, for desired consistency. Season with salt to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.