Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Looking for an easy and festive side dish for your next holiday gathering? Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect solution! This recipe is simple to make and can be tailored to your taste. So why wait? Start cooking up some delicious chipotle mashed sweet potatoes today!

This is controversial but I'm going to say it: this recipe for Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes doused with turkey gravy puts that whole sweet potato with marshmallow situation to shame for Thanksgiving! I said it, and I stand by it!

A white bowl with chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, with a bowl of green peas on the corner.


 

Why I Love This Recipe

Sweet Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes at Thanksgiving. To be totally honest, I've always been a little (READ: A LOT) 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 or this salted chocolate tart 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! Another great option for sweet potatoes sans marshmallows is my sweet potato gratin.

A closeup shot of chipotle mashed sweet potatoes.


Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect way to spice up your traditional mashed potatoes. They're smokey, creamy, and full of flavor. Plus, they're super easy to make. Just boil some sweet potatoes, add in some chipotle peppers, mash it all up, and you're good to go. So next time you're looking for a way to jazz up your mashed potatoes, give these Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes a try. You won't be disappointed. And if you're feeling really ambitious, why not impress your friends and family by making them for Thanksgiving dinner? They'll be so impressed that you took the time to make something extra special just for them.

PS – are you thinking of putting these Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes 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!

Ingredients & Substitutions

mise-en-place with all the ingredients required to make chipotle mashed sweet potatoes.
  • sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • unsalted butter divided
  • chipotle peppers in adobo finely chopped
  • adobo sauce
  • Kosher salt and pepper

 *For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below.

How to Make Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A strainer with boiled chunks of sweet potatoes, in a pot.

Step 1: Boil till the sweet potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water from the pot, leaving the potatoes in the pot.

A pot with boiled chunks of sweet potatoes, with butter, adobo sauce and chipotle pepper on top.

Step 2: Add 3 tablespoons of the butter, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce to the sweet potatoes.

A pot with mashed sweet potatoes, with salt and pepper on top.

Step 3: Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

A pot with mashed sweet potatoes and melted butter on top.

Step 4: Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

A pot with mashed sweet potato and adobo sauce on top.

Step 5: Add extra adobo sauce or chipotle peppers once seasoned depending on how hot you'd like the sweet potatoes.

How to Store Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You can refrigerate the mashed potatoes once cool, in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, add some butter, milk or cream to keep them moist and warm them on the stovetop or microwave.

How to Freeze Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

You can also freeze these mashed potatoes for 1-2 months. You can either portion them out into scoops, shape them on a sheet pan in the freezer and then transfer them into freezer bags. Or, you can just store them in a container in the freezer. When its time to eat, try and thaw them first, and then reheat as with refrigeration.

Tips & Tricks

A quick sprinkle of cotija cheese on top will be extra special!

FAQs

Do I need a potato ricer?

You don't NEED ricer, but it makes the process easier and the potatoes come out smoother. I have this ricer and honestly it makes the best mashed potatoes and it's inexpensive!

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

This mashed potatoes recipe is great to make ahead and hold really well. Save the extra butter and seasoning in the last step and add it when re-heating. I like to make these a day ahead of time if I'm pressed on time, and re-heat them in a crockpot before dinner.

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Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 5 votes
Looking for an easy and festive side dish for your next holiday gathering? Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are the perfect solution! This recipe is simple to make and can be tailored to your taste.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4-5 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo finely chopped
  • 3 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Prep Ahead Instructions: This mashed potatoes recipe is great to make ahead and hold really well. Save the extra butter and seasoning in the last step and add it when re-heating. I like to make these a day or two ahead of time if I'm pressed on time, and re-heat them in a crockpot or nonstick pan before dinner. Just heat on low heat until warm.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 16254IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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35 Comments

  1. I am totally with you on this one girl -sweet potatos and marshmallows - ugh! Bring on the chipotles!!

  2. As much as I love sweet potatoes, I always prefer them with something a little spicy as opposed to something sweet. I'll take these over those ones smothered in marshmallows any day of the week and twice on Sundays!

  3. 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 🙂

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