I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving — and that you’re ready to start eating again because I have a fabulous new side dish to share with you. These mashed sweet potatoes were the HIT of our Thanksgiving feast. They’re not “sweet” like most sweet potato dishes made with copious amounts of brown sugar, maple syrup, or marshmallows. Instead, they’re flavored with smoky, spicy chipotle peppers and sharp cheddar cheese, making them truly savory. I served them with a Rolled Turkey Breast with Sausage & Herb Stuffing for the holiday, but they’d also pair beautifully with Peruvian Chicken or Slow-Baked BBQ Short Ribs.
Begin by baking the potatoes until tender.
Then melt the butter in a medium saucepan.
Add the half & half, chipotle peppers, chipotle sauce, and salt and bring to a simmer.
Off the heat, add the peeled sweet potatoes and cheddar.
Using a potato masher, a fork, or an electric mixer on low speed, mash the potatoes until coarsely puréed.
Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Enjoy!
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Mashed Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potatoes
- 3 pounds sweet potatoes
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup half & half
- 1 tablespoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, with seeds
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can of chipotle peppers
- 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 oz (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350° and set an oven rack in the middle position. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Prick each potato several times with a fork and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake the potatoes until tender, 60 to 75 minutes; turn the potatoes over halfway through baking. Let cool slightly, then peel the potatoes and discard the skins.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the half & half, chipotle peppers, chipotle sauce, and salt and bring to a simmer. Off the heat, add the sweet potatoes and cheddar. Using a potato masher, a fork, or an electric mixer on low speed, mash the potatoes until coarsely puréed. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve warm.
- Make Ahead: This dish can be made entirely ahead of time and reheated on the stovetop before serving. Add a little milk or half & half when reheating to thin the potatoes out if necessary. You may also bake the sweet potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to proceed with the recipe.
- Per serving (6 servings)
- Calories: 427
- Fat: 23 g
- Saturated fat: 14 g
- Carbohydrates: 48 g
- Sugar: 11 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 9 g
- Sodium: 874 mg
- Cholesterol: 65 mg
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