Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Want to know one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving? I mean, besides the food (hello, Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes), the family and the leftovers? I get to stay in my pajamas all day long. There is lots of lounging around to be done, and I’m ready for it!

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes from (@whatsgabycookin)

Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving. To be totally honest, 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! And if you’re of the same mindset as me – you should probably make this S’more Pudding Pie for the Thanksgiving dessert table!

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 taste. It’s pretty addictive. Their buttery texture makes these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes an excellent addition to any Thanksgiving table!

PS – are you thinking of putting this on your Thanksgiving menu? Check out the full What’s Gaby Cooking menu here along with the master prep schedule to keep things organized and on track!

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons 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 3 tablespoons of 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. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Photography by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Prop Styling Amy Paliwoda / Props by Casa de Perrin and The Surface Library / Recipes by What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. Adobo sauce makes everything better! I’ve never thought it could be combined with sweet potatoes, but that is ingenious! The picture is definitely making my mouth water 🙂

  2. I made this a couple of nights ago, only I roasted my potatoes. So good. Eating leftovers now and I thought to squeeze a little lime juice over. Yum. Then I thought maybe just a sprinkling of brown sugar mixed in. Freakin’ good! Thanks! I’ll be repeating this often.

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  4. Really want to make this. Love both sweet pots and chipolte.. It occurs to me that some markets have large potatoes and others have really large potatoes. Can you tell me the total weight of the sweet potatoes?

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