Thanksgiving is now in less than 2 weeks! This means a few things…. first, I get to go home and see my wonderful parents in just a few days! I can’t even wait. There is lots of lounging around in pajamas to be done, and I’m ready for it! Second, it’s time to make a giant shopping list and send it over to my folks so they can do all the Thanksgiving prep shopping so I can prepare the big meal the day after I arrive. Third, it’s time to hit the gym super hard this week because well, we all know that Thanksgiving is going to be one carb filled day, served with a gallon or so of gravy. Thank goodness for yoga pants that stretch with my stomach!
Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving. Now I’ve always been a little scared of the sweet potatoes and marshmallow side dish, I just can’t wrap my head around it. I think marshmallows belong on s’mores! So as another sweet potato option, I started to make these mashed sweet potatoes that get tossed with a bit of chipotle peppers in adobo to give it a nice smoky background. It’s pretty addictive. Their buttery texture makes these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving table!
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 chipotle pepper, finely chopped
- 2 tsp adobo sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- Place the chopped sweet potatoes in a large pot of water. Place over medium high heat and boil until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water from the pot, leaving the potatoes in the pot.
- Add the butter, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce to the sweet potatoes. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Add extra adobo sauce or chipotle peppers once seasoned depending on how hot you'd like the sweet potatoes.
For more Thanksgiving ideas check out my Thanksgiving recipe collection.