Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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."

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 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


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.


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Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe