mashed sweet potatoes

Mashed Chipotle Cheddar Sweet Potatoes

Flavored with smoky, spicy chipotle peppers and sharp Cheddar, these mashed sweet potatoes make a wonderful holiday dish.

Servings: 6


  • 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
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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Nutrition Information

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  • 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

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.