foodchickie's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Foodchickie's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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Jenni James


Hello fellow Chefs!
This recipe is very easy to prepare. The steamed sweet potatoes have a great mouth feel and temper the chipotle pepper in a way that makes the dish more savory than spicy. Those of you who love a little heat will love this recipe. This recipe can be increased you suit your needs.

Just a note. Do not be fooled: Chipotles have a Scoville Unit Rating of 15,000 which 5,000 units hotter than your medium-hot Crushed Red.

Please remember to use gloves when cooking with chilies.

★★★★★ 1 vote
6 with leftovers
15 Min
20 Min


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2 large
sweet potatoes (washed and peeled)
1 1/2 Tbsp
chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (minced)
1 tsp
adobo sauce (from can)

How to Make foodchickie's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 1Cut washed and peeled sweet potatoes into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.
  • 2Place sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and put in stock pot with water 1 inch below steamer basket. Cover and Steam over medium-high heat for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  • 3Take steamer basket with sweet potatoes out of stock pot and empty water.
  • 4Turn heat to low and dump sweet potatoes into stock pot and add butter.
  • 5Smash with potato masher slightly* then add chipotle pepper and adobo sauce and mix thoroughly with a spatula or wooden spoon.

    *Potatoes will be slightly lumpy, you don't want them smooth (unless you like your sweet potatoes that way). Be sure the chipotle is mixed in well as you don't want a mouthful of this pepper.

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About foodchickie's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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