Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We like to think of these chipotle mashed sweet potatoes as a “shock and awe” side for a memorable meal. They are very unassuming – looking like your typical sweet potato mash. But underneath is a smoky heat that only chipotle pepper in adobo sauce can bring. It’s that perfect mix of smoky, sweet, and spicy that’ll really make a mark on the taste buds around the table.

Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes
Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, in a bowl and ready to serve

One chipotle pepper is typically enough for most eaters, but if you like things extra spicy, you can opt for a second pepper. We recommend then, not using the additional tablespoon of adobo sauce.

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Chipotle mashed sweet potatoes

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Smoky, earthy, and sweet – delicious as a side for steak, turkey, and more
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side
Servings 8 servings
Calories 89 kcal


  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 stick
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce chopped fine, plus 1 tablespoon additional adobo sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium-sized pot, add the cubed sweet potatoes and enough water to cover the cubes. Bring the water to a boil and continue boiling until the sweet potatoes are soft, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes from the water, then place them back in the pot. Add the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, butter, milk, and brown sugar. Using a masher or a large fork, mash the sweet potatoes with the other ingredients until smooth and combined.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, then serve.


Like things extra spicy? Use two chipotle peppers instead of one. Remove the additional tablespoon of adobo sauce.


Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 8203IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, Chipotle Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 25, 2022 to include new content.
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