Baked Sweet Potato and Chipotle Mash

The smoky heat of chipotle peppers is a delicious addition to mashed sweet potatoes. Combined with a little cinnamon, allspice and butter they become an outstanding, easy to prepare side dish that complements grilled meats, poultry and fish perfectly.

Baked Sweet Potato and Chipotle Mash

Baked Sweet Potato and Chipotle Mash

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A combination of smoky chipotle peppers, cinnamon, and allspice transform plain sweet potatoes into a memorable side to serve with grilled meats and poultry.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and pierced with a fork
  • 2 chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Wrap the sweet potatoes individually in foil and bake at 400°F for 50 minutes, or until very tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. While the potatoes cook, add the chipotles, adobo sauce, cream, cinnamon and allspice to the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse several times until the mixture is a smooth puree.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, unwrap them and allow them to cool for several minutes. Slice them in half lengthwise and scoop the flesh out into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the butter and mash with a large fork or potato masher until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the chipotle mixture. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 13mg Sodium: 146mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.