These chipotle pepper mashed sweet potatoes are a spiced alternative to regular mashed potatoes, and go deliciously with roast chicken, pork chops, and more.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
1cuphalf and half
1 7ouncecan chipotle peppers, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
zest of one orange
First, cook the sweet potatoes one of two ways: 1) Roast on a baking sheet, whole with the skin on, in a 400°F oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until soft. Or, 2) Peel and quarter the sweet potatoes. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender, and cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, warm the half and half, butter, and chipotle peppers plus adobo sauce over medium low to low heat, and cook for 5 minutes or until warmed through.
Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl, and mash with a hand-held mixer for 1 minute. Add the infused cream mixture, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, salt, and orange zest. Mix until well-combined and creamy. Add more maple syrup and kosher salt to taste.