Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Although sweet potatoes can be baked or boiled, steaming is faster, easier, and won’t wash away any flavor. In this case, the sweetness is balanced by the smoky heat of the chiles.

Recipe from "Good Eats 2: The Middle Years" by Alton Brown/Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2010.

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Did you change this recipe up a little? We want to know! Share it with us by adding your special Twist.

Did you change this recipe?

Add your Twist

    A twist is a way to share your own spin on our recipies!

    Submit your own twist!


    2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, from the pepper can
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


    Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions.
    Enter Kitchen View
    • 1

      Put the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and put the steamer in a large pot of simmering water that is 1 inch from the bottom of the basket. Cover and steam over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork tender.

    • 2

      Remove the steamer basket, pour the water out of the pot, and dump the sweet potatoes into the pot. Add the butter and salt and mash with a potato masher. Add the chile and sauce and continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

    Connect with Us
    Follow Our Pins

    Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

    Follow Our Tweets

    The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow

    On Instagram

    Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

    Do you have a recipe that will knock our socks off?

    Share Yours Now
    Today's Best Saving