Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Lime & Chipotle

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This sweet potato dish is "all-season" delicious. I first served them with steak and coleslaw for a summer party and everyone loved them. The lime and chipotle really give them a subtle smokey flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes in salted, boiling water until done (about 15 minutes).
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and whisk in chipotle powder, lime juice, and salt.
  3. Pour mixture over sweet potatoes and mash with mixer or potato masher.


Most Helpful

This was simple and nutritious too. Also used less butter and the second time I made it I used red thai chili paste in place of the adobo. Also yummy. I'm planning to try a variation on shepheard's pie with this on top and a spicy meat base. Thanks for the idea.

limeleaf August 02, 2010

I made these sweet potatoes after using the skins to make baked sweet potato skins. They are very good and easy to make. I like the fresh taste of the lime and chipotle. I added some canned adobo chiles in chipotle sauce, and added quite a bit - about 2 chiles and a couple tablespoons of the sauce. It has a little bit of a kick, but wasn't overwhelming. It is a nice healthy substitute for mashed potatoes. I did add the butter but think it would be fine with less or even none.

Julie F January 01, 2010

Delish! I also used chipotle in adobob sauce, about 2 T. I was trying to keep it mild for the family, next time I'll add more. Great addition to my southwest-themed christmas dinner, thank you for a keeper!

Carianne December 26, 2008

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