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Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Sweet potatoes mashed with smoky chipotle peppers and maple syrup for a healthful yet comforting side dish.

As I mentioned yesterday, the cold weather around here is making it pretty impossible to want to do anything other than eat a big bowl of soup. Or stew. Or pasta. Or potatoes. Basically, any resolutions about healthy eating will have wait until after this windchill streak of 35 DEGREES BELOW ZERO is over. Or so I thought.

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Sweet potatoes mashed with smoky chipotle peppers and maple syrup for a healthful yet comforting side dish.

What screams “comfort” more than a huge bowl of mashed potatoes? Russets, redskins, sweet potatoes – I love all varieties of mashed goodness. While the sweet potatoes themselves are certainly a healthy eating superfood, it’s what you mash them with that can sometimes be the undoing of any diet plan. That’s why for these mashed sweet potatoes, instead of butter, I reached for I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™. This new spread has a creamy, buttery taste and is made with simple ingredients I recognize like non-fat yogurt and vegetable oil.

Deliciously Simple™ is perfect for cooking, and is also a great spread to have on hand to top your favorite breakfast breads. Because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to be able to slather an English muffin with something soft and spreadable, no effort required.

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Sweet potatoes mashed with smoky chipotle peppers and maple syrup for a healthful yet comforting side dish.

Deliciously Simple™ mashed into these warm potatoes beautifully and it had a creamy, rich flavor. With the addition of smoky and spicy chipotle peppers and a touch of maple syrup that echoed the sweetness of the potatoes, I basically want to just dive head-first in a giant bowl of this stuff and hang out in there until the temperature around here returns to normal (say, just 10 degrees below zero windchill?).

Try to stay warm, friends. And be sure to check out I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® Deliciously Simple™. 100% Taste. 0% Artificial Preservatives. For all of your indulgent-tasting-yet-healthful comfort food needs.

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes - Sweet potatoes mashed with smoky chipotle peppers and maple syrup for a healthful yet comforting side dish.

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings

Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Place sweet potatoes in large saucepot and cover with water by 2 inches. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain potatoes.
  2. Transfer potatoes to large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mash together until smooth.
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7 Responses to “Chipotle-Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes”

  1. Laura Dembowski — January 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    The weather is brutal! I haven’t left the house in days. I have also been eating sweet potatoes. Love the idea of adding chipotle. It mixes up the flavor a lot I bet. I made healthy cauliflower alfredo last night for some comfort food.

    Reply

    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — January 8th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

      Same here, Laura. I’ve left the house only to take the dog out, and go out to dinner last night. I almost froze doing that, and haven’t left at all today! Ugh, SO TIRED of this cold!

  2. Karen @ The Food Charlatan — January 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    This looks so good Lori! I made some chipotle sweet potatoes a while back and added bacon, but I love the idea of maple. Maybe even…maple bacon??? :)

    Reply

    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — January 8th, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

      Ohhhhhhh BACON. That sounds….amazing. Now I want to go back in time and sprinkle bacon on these. haha. Next time!

      • Gary Fox replied: — January 8th, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

        Where do you get chipotle?

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