Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

4 servings


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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Holy god almighty do not misinterpret, "Add peppers, sauce, ...", for adding the whole can.  It just, *cough*, *sputter*, *sweat*, whew.  On the plus side, I can hear colors unlike ever before.<div><br /></div><div>Definitely could use the line, "add one or more peppers to achieve desired heat."</div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a different interesting way to serve up sweet potatoes. Let me say I can't stand sweet potatoes normally. Any way I've tasted them, sweetened with marshmallows or just baked. Ew. However, the smoke and the savory from the chipotle and adobo really balances out what I don't like about sweet potatoes. My son, who will only eat them baked but loves spicy foods, liked them very much this way. As did I. So simple and amazing! Read the recipe carefully however, there could be about 4 or 5 chipotle peppers in a can, this recipe does not call for the whole can! A little chipotle and adobo goes a long way. And, you can simply freeze the rest of the sauce and peppers in a freezer safe Ziplock baggie and it will keep for a couple months. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some of my guests enjoyed this, and some couldn't eat it, even with only using the one pepper. Personally I didn't find it too hot, but rather bland and one dimensional on the flavors. I added a little more butter along with some heavy cream to add some flavor. That helped, but this dish needs more seasoning. I may make it again with some alterations to the recipe, but then again I might not. item not reviewed by moderator and published
super simple and easy to make. highly recommended item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night as written and absolutely wonderful...had friends over and they loved it, I will be making this for Thanksgiving ~ Another winner from Alton :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Phenomenal potatoes! Made the recipe exactly as described. Turned out very well. Nice smoky flavor from the chipotle and adobo sauce and very smooth texture. Will definitely make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife doesn't care for sweet potatoes but is trying a Weight Watcher's diet that specified sweet potatoes for a recent dinner. Alton's recipe is an excellent way to prepare them with a tangy twist. It is a very easy way to prepare a nice, healthy sweet potato dish. I didn't have the peppers handy so I tried a variation on his theme. I added two tablespoons of sour cream and about six tablespoons of mild salsa to the sweet potato mash. It was excellent and my wife now likes sweet potatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used to think that I didn't like sweet potatoes, but that's because I had only tried the candied sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top. This recipe has changed the way I think about sweet potatoes. I used 2 chipotles from the can, since I love the heat it gives them. Awesome recipe Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best sweet potato dish I have had. I have been avoiding white potatoes and am not a big fan of sweet potatoes, but these are really good. Thanks for another great recipe Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Since your wife was on weight watchers maybe you could try greek Yogurt instead of the sour cream and also sub olive oil instead of the butter item not reviewed by moderator and published

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