Chipotle maple mashed sweet potatoes are super creamy and the perfect side dish to your Holiday menu.
Sweet potatoes are already so sweet, I prefer to add in savory ingredients to balance it out a bit. Creamy texture with a hint of heat and smokiness from the chipotle, and slight sweetness from the maple syrup. Turn all those sweet potato haters into lovers and serve this dish for your thanksgiving feast! It will be the most flavorful side dish, that everyone will love!
Can I make Chipotle Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes ahead of time?
Yes, Once you mix all the ingredients together, let cool to room temperature. Transfer potatoes into an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
What's the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?
Most vegetables that are labeled as a yam in the supermarket are actually sweet potatoes. The most popular varieties are the rose color skin with orange flesh and the pale copper skin with white flesh.
Tips for making chipotle maple mashed potatoes
- Peel and chop the potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
- Place potatoes into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Let simmer until soft about 20 minutes.
- The chipotles add the perfect amount of heat and smokiness. While the maple syrup adds a delicious sweetness to the potatoes.
- I use a hand mixer because I prefer it nice and creamy. But if you like your potatoes on the chunkier side then just use a fork or potato masher.
- Sweet potatoes have a silky texture and make the best-mashed potatoes.
- They re-heat like a dream, which makes them the perfect dish to make ahead of time. Just place in a baking dish and bake @350 until heated through.
- Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley on top and serve.
Other side dishes you might like:
- Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans
- Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
- Bacon Jalapeno Mac N Cheese
- Cheddar Bay Biscuits
Chipotle Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- 4 pounds sweet potatoes
- 3/4 cup heavy cream or milk
- 1 tablespoon minced chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup the real maple syrup
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Peel and cut the potatoes into 1-inch chunks.
- Heat a large pot of water on medium-high heat. Add potatoes and bring to a low boil, simmer 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender.
- In a small bowl add the heavy cream, chipotle chili, adobo, and butter and place in microwave and warm 30-60 seconds just until warm.
- Drain potatoes into a colander and place back into the pot or into a large bowl. Using an electric mixer on low or a potato masher if you like it chunkier. Add in the milk mixture and mix until combined, followed by the maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
- Add more salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley Serve hot.