These chipotle mashed sweet potatoes are a flavorful mix of smoky and sweet made with just 5 ingredients. Perfect side dish for any day of the week!
This post is sponsored by Morton Salt. All opinions are my own.
After polling you guys on Instagram whether you wanted to see more appetizers, sides or desserts for the holiday season, the majority of you were Team Side Dishes! Ask and you shall receive. :)
I’ve teamed up with my friends at Morton Salt to bring you these easy yet flavorful chipotle mashed sweet potatoes! My goal for side dishes is to always keep it simple. Let’s face it, no one wants to be in the kitchen all day. With that in mind, I made a spinoff of one of my most popular recipes on this blog. And yes, my friends, it lived up to the hype.
The perfect holiday dish often stems from using simple, key ingredients. For these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, we need 5 key ingredients.
- Sweet potatoes (duh)
- Softened unsalted butter
- Chipotle peppers
- Adobo sauce
- Morton Fine Sea Salt®
As I’m sure you know, no good recipe is made without salt. I made sure to add the perfect amount of Morton Fine Sea Salt® to flavor up this dish.
Morton Fine Sea Salt® is created by sea water that has been evaporated by the sun. The fine salt crystals dissolve quickly in order to blend easily with all types of foods. In this case, you can impress your family and friends with a flavorful recipe that looks like you’ve slaved all day in the kitchen. It’ll be our little secret. ;)
How to Make Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
To bring this delicious side dish to life, here’s what you do. First, cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Place them in a pot with 1/3 cup of water. I know it sounds like very little water but TRUST ME, it’s not. The water will help steam and cook the potatoes. Adding more water may result in mushy mashed sweet potatoes. We definitely don’t want that.
Once the potatoes have cooked for about 15 minutes or so, transfer them to a bowl. Add the softened butter, 1 finely chopped chipotle pepper, 3 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can, and 1 teaspoon of Morton Fine Sea Salt®.
Feel free to add as much or as little spice as you’d like. Want it more spicy? Add another chipotle pepper. Want it less spicy? Add less adobo sauce. You can start with 1 of each (1 chipotle pepper and 1 teaspoon of adobo sauce) and test taste as you go. Same goes with the salt. Start 1 teaspoon of Morton Fine Sea Salt® and add more to taste.
Can I Make Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes Ahead of Time?
YES! You can make this recipe ahead of time. Once you mash and combine all the ingredients, let it cool to room temperature. Transfer the mixture to an airtight container and freeze until you’re ready to serve. You can freeze these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes for up to 1 week.
Alternatively, you can, of course, make it all in one shot and serve immediately. I’d even sprinkle a little more Morton Fine Sea Salt® on top for more flavor. But hey, that’s just me. ;)
I hope you make this and absolutely LOVE it!
Other sides dishes you might like:
- Mini Sweet Corn Casseroles
- Classic Sweet Potato Casserole
- 5-Ingredient Crispy Sliced Roasted Potatoes
- Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Gratin
- Sweet Plantain Gnocchi with Garlic Brown Butter
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, half of one stick or 1/4 cup, softened (sub for vegan butter to make dairy-free)
- 1 chipotle pepper, finely chopped (more if you want more heat)
- 3 teaspoons adobo sauce from the can, more/less depending on desired heat level
- 1 teaspoon Morton Fine Sea Salt®, or more to taste
- Place the sweet potatoes in a pot with the cold water. (I PROMISE 1/3 cup of cold water is enough water to steam sweet potatoes. There is no need to cover all of the sweet potatoes in water. TRUST ME.)
- Bring to a boil then cover and reduce heat. The sweet potatoes will become tender with the steam. Simmer for 15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender enough to mash. Drain. Let cool slightly.
- Transfer tender sweet potatoes to a large bowl. Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Add butter, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and Morton Fine Sea Salt®. Mash until all is well combined. Serve and enjoy!
Thank you Morton Salt for sponsoring this post and a HUGE thank you to all the readers of this blog for all your support! xo