Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and chipotle is such a classic flavor combination. Bring that sweet and smokey flavor to your holiday table with these Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

When Hubby and I started living together in early 2004 (wow, that was almost 10 years ago), I decided to make an executive decision about the holidays. Since his family is in Connecticut, mine is in Illinois, and at the time we were living in Ohio, I decided that we’d do a 3-year rotation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since we obviously can’t split holidays, I wanted to just lay down the law so there wouldn’t be a discussion every fall about which family we were going to see.

The reason we do a 3-year rotation is simple. When I was young, we traveled every Christmas. I don’t think I ever woke up in my bed on Christmas morning. I wanted to make sure our future kids would have that opportunity. So for Thanksgiving and Christmas, we rotate between CT, IL, and not traveling. We made the rule at that time that if anyone wanted to come to us on the holiday we weren’t traveling, they were welcome to do so.

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

It has worked out well to have this plan in place as my siblings have since gotten married and had kids, there’s never a disagreement about when we’ll be where for the holidays. This year’s rotation is for us to not travel for Thanksgiving and go to IL for Christmas. So when we bought our house in the spring, I knew I wanted to host Thanksgiving at our house this year. We spread the word to our family that we were going to be hosting and people got really excited to come spend some time in our new home in Cincinnati.

These chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are one of the things I’ll be serving on Thanksgiving. They have a great smokey spiciness from the chipotles that is just strong enough to taste without being overpowering. These were really good the next day, so I might consider making them in advance and reheating them just before dinner.

Here’s a chipotle tip for you. I don’t use chipotles fast enough once I open the can. So instead, I freeze them. First, I put a layer of plastic wrap over a mini muffin pan. Then I put one chipotle with some of the sauce in each little cup. Pop it in the freezer until they’re frozen solid. Then pull the plastic wrap off the pan and put the chipotles in a ziplock bag. Now you can just pull out one chipotle at a time instead of buying a whole new can for a recipe!

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Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes and chipotle is such a classic flavor combination. Bring that sweet and smokey flavor to your holiday table with these Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes.

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 Tbsp butter
1 whole canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
1 tsp adobo sauce from can of peppers
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

Put cubed potatoes into steamer basket and place steamer into a large pot of simmering water that is no closer than 2 inches from the bottom of basket. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.

Add butter to potatoes and mash with potato masher.

Add peppers, sauce, and salt and continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

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8 Responses to “Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Per usual, these look fantastic! Wishing you and C a Merry Christmas!

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    flourchild — December 23, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    These look delicious and they are very festive! Normally peppermint recipes don’t really catch my eye, but I will definitely have to try this one. Thanks!
    Jess
    http://flourchildjessie.blogspot.com/

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    Daisy — December 24, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    you taking full advantage of the peppermint chocolate combo in all forms is highly appreciated. These look delightful. Merry Christmas Jen!

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    nan — December 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Do you add the crushed peppermint before or after adding the chocolate chips?

    • beantownbaker — December 17th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      At the same time that you add the chocolate chips. I’m updating the recipe to be more clear.

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    Taylor — December 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I was wondering if i could just do a second cup of regular sugar instead of the brown sugar? i am all out…

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

      Hi Taylor. Sorry for not responding sooner, I was offline for the holidays. The brown sugar really enhances the texture of these cookies. If you have molasses, you can make your own brown sugar by mixing molasses and white sugar. Otherwise, go ahead and use all white, just be aware that they won’t be as soft and chewy. Happy Holidays!

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    April — December 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Do I need to adjust the recipe for my high altitude?

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