On Pinterest, I saw some chipotle mashed sweet potatoes that caught my eye.
Sweet and spicy?!? Yum.But the recipe called for 4 large sweet potatoes and 1 chipotle pepper (plus a bit of sauce) from a can. I had 1 large sweet potato. So I wasn’t about to open a can of chipotle peppers to make this happen.
There were also some other ingredients, but I felt it was making the whole process more complicated (and less healthy) than it needed to be.
In my opinion, sweet potatoes rarely need lots of extra ingredients. They are already sweet on their own, especially when cooked in the oven or on the grill. They are already creamy when mashed. I won’t even get started with all the reasons why sweet potatoes are an excellent addition to anyone’s diet!
Anyways, I decided to improvise. And I’ll tell you what . . . . this side dish was excellent.
Maple Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes (2 servings)
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 t. maple extract or 2 t. pure maple syrup
- 1 t. ground red chipotle pepper powder
- dash of sea salt
- (optional, but highly encouraged) dash of chipotle hot sauce
I will definitely be making this again. It’s especially perfect (i.e. easy) for serving two!