Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

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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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These mashed sweets are delicious!  PLEASE read the recipe;  it says to use one canned chipotle, not ONE CAN of chipotles.  :D item not reviewed by moderator and published
Alton, you are out of your mind with the spiciness. I tasted some of the sauce before adding just in case, and it is quite spicy.  As many other reviewers (even the 5-star ones for some reason....) have said, DO NOT use the whole can.  I like spicy food and all, but I want to taste sweet potato here, with a kick.  I made the two sweet potatoes and used HALF the peppers.  I figured that was reasonable, but nope, way too spicy.  Luckily I was baking an extra sweet potato and added that (and finding that baking rather than steaming is just fine, it blended in no problem).  So use THREE large sweet potatoes and HALF the can of chipotle peppers, for a good blend IMO.  Other reviewers have suggested de-seeding the chipotles, but I have yet to try that.  After adjusting, it was tasty with a unique flavor combo, but I think I prefer mashed sweet potatoes with just butter, salt, and black pepper.  Sweet potatoes have fantastic flavor that can stand on its own (with the usual enhancements). item not reviewed by moderator and published
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
Oh, man... this is awesome. I've never steamed sweet potatoes before, it's totally the way to go! A thousand times better than baking it for a ridiculous amount of time. The chipotle was great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an easy side dish with that little something extra - a nice change from regular potatoes or sweet potatoes. My husband really enjoys them - he's the big sweet potato fan in our house. I am not as much of a fan of sweet potatoes, but I liked these. We had them with barbecue meatloaf and steamed broccoli. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an interesting and simple side dish. I appreciated the flavors that complimented each other. I will use this dish often because it uses sweet potatoes in a very tasty way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family agreed this is a keeper! I did scrape the seeds out before mincing and added just a touch of cinnamon and brown suger. Served along with meatloaf and spinach/almonds for a quick, flavorful, simple dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect balance of sweet and heat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome potatoes. I used 3 med. size potatoes and used one small pepper, half the seeds, and not a full tsp. of sauce. perfect. thanks Alton. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent - quick, easy &amp; deliciious, looks pretty on the table. Made it a couple of years now for Thanksgiving - friends &amp; family all enjoyed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with Olo's Chipotle Paste in a tube, bought it on amazon. AMAZING! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this during the holidays for several years, and receive rave reviews every time. Because I don't like to waste the rest of the can of peppers, I try to use them in a stew or soup within a couple of days (or make several batches of this recipe!. If you want to tone down the spice, I recommend removing the seeds from the pepper when you chop it (and chop it very fine. In my opinion, the smoke from the sauce makes the pepper less fiery. I leave the seeds in and sometimes add an extra pepper from the can, because I love the spicy/sweet kick. It's pretty versatile, so you can tweak it depending on your preference. I can't recommend this recipe enough! item not reviewed by moderator and published
way too much chipolte. This recipe is overrated. No one in my family liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious, but goodness they were spicy! I only used one pepper, not the entire can as some other reviewers have mistakenly done, but they still had quite the kick. I think my potatoes weren't as large as the ones he used, making the dish a bit too hot. Like many other reviewers, I baked my sweet potatoes in foil and then used the mixer to cream everything together. The recipe says to chop the peppers, but you really need to very finely mince them or you're going to bite down into chunks of peppers. Overall, I enjoyed this recipe and would give it another shot in the future. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was absolutely yummy. Easy to make too! My husband and I both loved it! So healthy too!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe converted my husband to a sweet potato eater. He asks for this all the time now : Great recipe. Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, delicious, good for you. This recipe is made of win. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has anyone tried this with more colorful yams rather then sweet potatoes? I like the reviews and comments, plan to make this for a special dinner, therefore I rated it as 5. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! Super simple and loaded with flavor! I would re-write the recipe. The way it reads, you put an entire can of chipotles in, when in fact it's only one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a nice healthy change from my usual way of making sweet potatoes (bake, then smother with butter and brown sugar. They are slightly sweet, smoky, a little spicy, and you definitely taste the sweet potato. Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was afraid they would be too hot, but they are excellent. One thing....what do I do with the rest of the can of peppers? Also to enjoyscookin2 - you misread the recipe (easy to do It's one whole canned pepper not the whole can of peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I rely so much on the tips I get by reading reviews, I thought it was worth following up with my own review. I loved this recipe. I made a Poblano Turkey Roulade with a Cornbread stuffing with jalapenos and chorizo. This sweet potato recipe was a perfect side for this. I baked the potatoes until they were super soft. Then I peeled and smashed them up and added the listed ingredients. I did this a bit ahead of time and put in a casserole dish. All I had to do is warm in the oven before we sat down to eat. Because I read a lot of reviews, I constantly see posts concerning the dreaded canned chipotle pepper. Read carefully, use only ONE pepper and a little sauce from the can. You can refrigerate or freeze the remainder and use for a future dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I enjoy spicy foods, I think next time I'll make these with less Chipotle peppers. The whole can made them very spicy and you really needed to eat them with a bit of the turkey to "tame' it a tad. Liked the change from sugary sweet potatoes though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are an excellent side for grilled rib-eye steaks. While not spelled out in the recipe, I do seed the chipotle before finely chopping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these to go with a beef tenderloin dinner and it was a great side dish and SO easy to make! What a great change from the usual sweet dish we get at Thanksgiving. Also, I've never steamed my potatoes before mashing them, but I'm definitely going to do this from now on. They are less stringy and it's a much better technique! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these to take to my sister's to go with barbecued ribs. Great combination and definite Good Eats! I baked my potatoes instead of steaming. I would warn others, if you pick really big potatoes like I did, they will take more than an hour. I think they weighed about 1.25 lbs. each so I they seemed done but needed a bit of nuking in the middle. I chopped up 1 large chipotle pepper and added 2 tsp. of adobo sauce which gave it enough heat for me. My 22 year-old brother liked them and he would not hesitate to tell me if they were awful. Thanks AB! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so simple and taste amazing! I increased the amount of peppers since we like the heat. My boyfriend has never liked any sweet potato recipe, but LOVES this one. Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds strange but it is sooooo fantastic. My favorite way to eat sweet potatoes. I use about 50% more adobo and sauce too as others have said but only if you like spicy! I bake my potatoes wrapped in foil at 450 for about 1 hr and the skin just peels right off. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this recipe for years now - I love the combination of the sweet and spicy. Be sure to follow his instrucion and steam vs boil the potatoes. Otherwise they will absorb too much water will not be as fluffy. I use waaaay more butter in mine too :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love chipotles, but they really overwhelm the sweet potato (and butter) flavor. I will halve -- or less -- the chipotles next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sounded strange but based on reviews I decided to try it. It was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Incredibly delicious recipe! A fabulous combination of flavors that is so easy to create: love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the record, used only 1 chipotle!!! And it was amazing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mother is also not a fan of "sweet" sweet potato recipes and has insisted that no one can make sweet potatoes better than Mother Nature herself....UNTIL I served this recipe! It's absolutely delish! I took the advice of other reviewers and added extra chipotle and adobo sauce (also 50% more) and it was perfect! I also use the leftovers in a sort of quesadilla... with pecans and blue cheese. Makes a great quick lunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Always a HUUUUGE hit during Thanksgiving and Christmas! I always use the white "sweet potatoes" and not the orange "yams." The white ones offer superior flavor and they're not as sweet, IMHO. I usually add 50% more adobo sauce and peppers than the recipe calls for. Alton tends to under-spice many of his recipes. I like even more, but everyone at my place are such pansies! :-D Sometimes it tends to get a bit pasty, but I put in a little milk to loosen it up a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with white sweet potatoes rather than the orange. I really enjoyed them but think I will try orange potatoes next time for a little more sweetness. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these (tripled the recipe for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! Like other reviewers we're not crazy about all the sugar in traditional recipes. As stated the amount of chipotle pepper and adobo sauce may be a bit too much for some. The right amount of smoky taste for us was 1/4 of chipotle pepper and 1/4 tsp of adobo sauce per single batch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made these for Thanksgiving this year and they were a crowd favorite! Even those in the group who didn't think they liked sweet potatoes loved this dish. Will definitely make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious! I don't like the traditional preparation of sweet potatoes with tons of marshmallows and sugar. The chipotle peppers really balance the sweetness of the potatoes but they are very hot. If you're timid about the heat just use some of the sauce instead of the whole pepper. This is how sweet potatoes should be prepared! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sweet potatoes were awesome, but this was too spicy for my taste. Maybe the peppers should have been chopped more finely, but I found myself with occasional chunks of chipotle pepper which were very strong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved these! I added a little more chipotle, and a squeeze of honey to taste. My boyfriend doesn't eat sweet potatoes at all, but he tried these and wanted them again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing, made the dinner. Will be a staple on Thanksgiving, but will also make during the year! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic sweet potatoes with a big kick. Thanks again Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone really enjoyed them. A nice change from the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato! Really easy and affordable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy. We never do mashed sweet potatoes without adding the extra spice. If we are out of chipotle we use smoked cayenne pepper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making this since I spotted Alton making this on his show: epic. Great with turkey as well as a great steak! This is a standard in our family for the holidays, as well as an occasional BBQ in the summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! My husband dislikes dishes that makes sweet potatoes overly sweet, so this was a hit with him. I added a splash of cream to make it smoother. We will definitely make this dish again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love it! Was a great way to use up my leftover chipotles and gave a new more savory twist to sweet potatoes. Easy to make and very inexpensive. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe. It's a great change up from the usual marshmallow, pecans etc. version. For ease and more depth of flavor, I roast the potatoes (skin on) for 1 hour in a 400 degree oven, then peel, mash and proceed with recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tasty! Took to Thanksgiving at my sister's for the past couple of years and converted her. (She used to think she didn't like sweet potatoes, because she's only had the marshmallow or brown sugar/pecan/coconut casseroles we'd always had before.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Alton - fast, simple and delicious. What more could I ask for. Made it exactly according to recipe (usually makes sense first time out of the chute) and it was perfect. You're the man! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For those of you who think Alton is saying use a whole can of chipotle chilies, please re-read the recipe. He says to use 1 whole canned chili. That's 1 whole chili out of the can, not the whole can! Yikes! Those smoked jalepenos can be very hot! They vary in size so add the chopped chili to taste. Remember you can always add more, but you can't take it out! Chop the rest, put in a zip lock bag and stash in your freezer for future use. Love those chipotles!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must say, my family and I did not care for these at all. We use chipotle peppers in a lot of cooking and I personally just thought it was an odd combination of flavors. Will not be making again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cumulative 5-star rating from over 100 reviewers should be a good indication of the quality of this recipe. And it's pretty easy, right? Peel the potatoes Cut the potatoes Steam the potatoes for 20 minutes Mash the potatoes with butter, salt and one chipotle pepper That's all there is to it. No lie. BUT What if your sweet potatoes are larger? What if you're using more or less than 2 potatoes? What if you want more or less chioptle flavor? Well, you COULD go back into the can of chipotle peppers, take one out, chop it up, get a knife and cutting board dirty again, and then mix it in... OR When you open the can of chipotle peppers, get out your stick-blender or something similar, and chop all of the peppers in one shot! Then, when you want that chipotle flavor, use a half-teaspoon, or a whole teaspoon, or a tablespoon, or whatever you want! Mash up the whole can when you open it, and save yourself the trouble of doing them one at a time. You're going to chop them up anyway at some point - they'll keep their flavor in the adobo sauce and won't taste stale. They're good in regular potatoes, butternut squash, taco meat, sky's the limit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great way to put some variety into mashed potatoes. Everyone thought these were great. I felt they could use a bit of a stronger presence from the chipotle but still very, very good. My mom had some difficulty admitting these sweet potatoes were better than my grandmothers. That's Irish guilt for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so simple and so full of flavor. Thanks to other reviewers, I knew to only use 1 pepper. The heat was subtle and yummy!!! Some may want to add a little more of the pepper or sauce. I used white sweet potatoes and it was DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just to reiterate the solution to the most common problem with this recipe, they mean just one pepper from the can, not the entire can! Although I used 2 peppers b/c I like a nice kick. I enjoy sweet potatoes, so I did not think it was too sweet. But I also added a dash of nutmeg and dash of cumin to the recipe, it ups the smokeyness and "rustic-ness" of the spuds and hides some of the sweet. For those who don't know what to do with the extra chipotle peppers, here's my trick. Get those little tiny zip lock snack bags (the ones that fit like 3 Oreos). Put one or two peppers and a little bit of the adobo sauce in each baggie. Freeze the baggies. Then you can just take out a bag with your 1 or 2 peppers and thaw whenever you need it. Not sure how long they would last in the freezer, I tend to use them up within a few months. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the simplicity of this dish since I got a late start on dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the flavor. Just enough spice. I added a splash of half &amp; half at the end just wet it a bit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I think one pepper from the can would have been enough. After making this, we just could not bring ourselves to eat it... it smelled and tasted terrible. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Steaming - how easy!!! And the chipotle adds the perfect heat. I eat these plain or put with black beans to make a vegetarian enchilada. The only way to cook sweet potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just enough spice to add a kick and some great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good but sweet potatoes are still sweet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious! 'Nuff said. Thanks again AB! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although OK, I wasn't blown away. Just and average way to make the great sweet potato. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for a big family dinner, and the responses were varied depending on whether or not people could handle spicy food. I personally loved the heat and would make them as is again just for myself. When serving to a group I will leave out the peppers or just use one and add the adobe sauce for smoky flavor without overwhelming more delicate taste buds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually whip my sweet potatoes with milk and butter. They are divine and what I look forward to during Thanksgiving. I thought I would make a little change this year since I whip every root vegetable the same way. I used two of the peppers and 2 tsps. of the canned sauce. It was spicy just like my husband and I like most food. Unfortunately, my husband grabbed the tupperware of excess canned bland, pumpkin, and served that up by accident while I was making gravy. So no one got to taste the potatoes. There is a nice smokey flavor to this recipe, but I feel it needs something more. I think bacon would compliment the flavors nicely, but it might overdo the smokiness. Perhaps a nice apple spiced bacon would do. This is a simple, fairly healthy, and very tasty recipe. I just feel it would be dynamite if it had added complex flavors. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't really care for sweet potatoes, I do love this recipe though!! I put the whole can of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce in. But I'm also the kind of person that puts a dollop of sriracha or a dash of hot sauce on almost everything I eat. If you follow the recipe to a T, it has a slight smokiness to it and not much heat. Just keep adding chilies until you find your happy medium. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These sweet potatoes are now a must-have on our Thanksgiving table. I love this recipe, and make only one tweak when I prepare. I make it with white sweet potatoes instead of orange. I think it's an even better flavor. Enjoy (and remember, one chipotle pepper, not one can of peppers!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything about this dish is wonderful. We make them all year round. You can make them as mild or hot as needed. The family can't get enough! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We tried this recipe as we love sweet potatoes and also love spicy food. Well, the ONE chipotle pepper and tsp of sauce added very little flavor, and what flavor it did add wasn't especially good. We didn't think it was hot or even the least bit spicy, and the flavor of chipotle peppers is a bit odd. I would pass on this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really liked this recipe. I tossed the one pepper in a small food processor with about 1 tbsp of the sauce. A quick spin and it went right into the potato mixture. I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My sister hates sweet potatoes, but she begged me for this recipie. It is so good. Next time though I will put the chipotle pepper in the food processor and liquify it because I really didn't care for the chunks but loved the flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is worded strangely and I think Food Network should consider changing it. It says to use one whole canned chipotle pepper, but it reads like you should use one whole CAN of chipotle peppers. Aside from this -- it's a good recipe, and I'd do it again on occasion. I'm a big fan of sweet potatoes and the twist of adding chipotle flavor to them is a pleasant change. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I became infatuated with sweet potatoes about four years ago. After being introduced to them under a blanket of marshmallow goo (the potaotes, not me) I simply turned my nose up at the mere mention of them. Anyway, I am a huge fan of mashed potatoes and once I learned how to properly cook sweet potaotes, I began searching for a decent smashed sweet potato recipe. Most have honey, orange juice, or some other sweetner. I say let the potatoes speak for themselves. Which is exactly what this recipe does. Look at the ingredient list for crying out loud. How can you go wrong??? It has like five ingredients if you count the water for boiling! Very good. You can taste each component on its own and together they are dynamite. I made this recipe straight up as the recipe calls for and it was great. My wife and I like spicy food though and next time I might add another pepper or some more adobo. Thanks Alton! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Note - use ONLY ONE pepper from the whole can! (I made that mistake with another chile recipie.) Save the rest in a covered jar in the fridge. Good, balanced flavors - sweet, warm spicy, a little butter fat. Good but not super great, but I'm not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. Def. easy to make. My guy thought they tasted a little bitter at the end. I didn't taste that. Might be good with sour cream or a little more butter, or maybe something sour added. I have another recipie with sw. pot. and pineapple and cranberries. Thought I might try them here. OR serve them with something lime flavored? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love spicy food and I will eat jalapeno poppers all day long. I only added two of the chiles in adobo sauce and left the other 8 ounces in the can. My husband enjoys very spicy food, but this was too spicy for both of us. At first you get a pleasant warm tingle in your mouth and its all down hill from there. I would recommend maybe adding 1/4th of a chili from the canned adobo can. I won't make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I find peeling sweet potatoes to be a chore. I just used two cold baked potatoes, cut the skin off, smashed them up with a fork inside a bowl, added the butter ( I chopped it up into eight small squares and dotted the potatoes with it), salt and one pepper, then microwaved it for two minutes. Stir well. They were memorable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I put the sweet potatoes in the shopping cart, my husband said, "Don't buy any of those for me." After his first serving he asked for seconds and requested that I make the recipe again. By the way, I couldn't find the canned chipotle in my local market, but the brand carried by Whole Foods is wonderfully smokey and spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had been looking for a way to change up my typical sweet potato recipes which end up well..........................sweet. This was a nice spicy change! If you are a fan of spicy food like I am, I suggest adding another half or whole pepper to the potatoes. If you don't particularly enjoy spicy food than the one pepper the recipe suggests is just right and not too strong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I guess all of those years as a child, forced to eat the syrupy, marshmallowy yuck at Thanksgiving and Christmas turned me off. However, my boyfriend and his son like sweet potatoes, so I was trying to find something different. This was absolutely fabulous. I really like the heat/smokiness and sweet mixed together. I don't think it really even needed the butter, so next time I'll leave it out and it will even be lower in calories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe will rescue your sweet potatoes from a sarcophagus of sickly sweet white napalm. Made these to go with some chicken saltimbocca and they were brilliant. It may be the first time I ever actually tasted the natural flavors of a sweet potato. The chipotle and adobo add a smooth heat that even spicy-shy folks should handle so long as they don't immediately scarf down their entire helping of these (which, once you try them, you will see is a valid concern). I like the hot stuff and yet think I'd stick to the recipe because the balance is so good. Also, do NOT use a tablespoon of adobe as one of the reviews below complains of... adobe is a building material made out sand and clay and is definitely not Good Eats! :P item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe is fantastic all on its own but mixing in a few TB of sour cream and kosher salt is great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm addicted to these. I made them for Thanksgiving and now my family is too. I think the recipe is perfect exactly how it is, just the right amount of kick. We made them extra creamy in the food processor. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Read the instructions correctly, it calls for one pepper, not a whole can as many comments below have screwed up on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! So healthy too!! Thanks for all the comments. They really help when preparing a recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a snap to make and were a great addition to the Thanksgiving table! The chipotle adds this great smoky, subtle heat that marries incredibly well with the sweetness of the mashed potatoes. ONE NOTE: I'm glad I watched the video as well as the recipe for this, as I wasn't sure from the latter if I add one chili or all from the jar (it's just one, lol) -- that I done them all it would have been overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe and it tasted awful. What did I do wrong. The Chipole with adobo sauce was overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never enjoyed eating sweet potatoes until my husband whipped up this fabulous recipe. Alton, you've outdone yourself on this one. Superb! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made these as a trial run for Thanksgiving. They're on the menu for sure - and I may actually skip regular potatoes altogether, these are so much tastier. Made them to recipe, except that I used the potato ricer rather than smashing them, and they could have used a bit more liquids in the end, but they were really really good anyways. item not reviewed by moderator and published
is there a hotline or something I can call to stop my addiction to these potatoes? I'm getting desperate. I'm about to fail graduate school. item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious! the way sweet potatoes were meant to be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe calls for one CANNED chipotle, not one CAN of chipotles!  these are so good...you should try the recipe again! 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
As for the rest of the can of peppers.......I always drop the entire can (peppers and the sauce) in my 2 cup chopper, give them a spin, and then put them in a covered glass container in the fridge. I then use them by the spoonfuls in anything from chili to salad dressings--anywhere I want a little smoke and heat! They seem to last forever that way and no more chopping! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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