Smoky, sweet, and spicy…
We like to think of these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes as a “shock and awe” side for a memorable meal. They are very unassuming – looking like your typical sweet potato mash. But underneath is a smoky heat that only chipotle pepper in adobo sauce can bring. It’s that perfect mix of smoky, sweet, and spicy that’ll really make a mark on the taste buds around the table.
One chipotle pepper is typically enough for most eaters, but if you like things extra spicy, you can opt for a second pepper. We recommend then, not using the additional tablespoon of adobo sauce.
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 stick
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce chopped fine, plus 1 tablespoon additional adobo sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a medium-sized pot, add the cubed sweet potatoes and enough water to cover the cubes. Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling until the sweet potatoes are soft, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
Drain the sweet potatoes from the water, then place them back in the pot. Add the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, butter, milk, and brown sugar. Using a masher or a large fork, mash the sweet potatoes with the other ingredients until smooth and combined.
Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve.
Like things extra spicy? Use two chipotle peppers instead of one. Remove the additional tablespoon of adobo sauce.