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Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite.Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay adThere’s no getting around or denying it, the holidays are coming, and for many, already upon us. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I love the holidays. Each year they seem to start a bit earlier. This could also be my perspective as food blogger. I start thinking about them in July or August.

As a kid, I did not like sweet potatoes. The charred marshmallows on top were delectable enough, but those orange fleshy things underneath were less desirable. As these things tend to happen, my palate matured and I came to love sweet potatoes. Ironically, I came to detest the marshmallows on top, although the blackened bits are still delicious.

When the opportunity arose to partner with Nestlé® La Lechera® using their dulce de leche for  #DulcedeLecheDay on October 11th, I instantly knew what I wanted to do. Sweet and savory: Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes. For those not familiar with dulce de leche, let your mind think of caramel. Caramel is often a blending of milk and water, whereas dulce de leche only uses milk, hence the leche portion, which means milk in Spanish.Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay adSweet potatoes are an old holiday favorite. I’ve had them and made them many different ways. Roasted, diced, cubed, sliced, mashed, and whipped. I am an equal opportunity sweet potato maker and eater. This time, I wanted to give them a modern or dare I even say, a trendy make-over. Enter the chipotle.

I roasted the sweet potatoes for two reasons. The first is because I feel their flavor and sweetness is enhanced with roasting. Second, because I’m lazy. Peeling and then cutting through these often thick bad boys is a pain in the tush. Once roasted, the skins come right off with just the slightest pull and mashing or whipping them is simple. I like simple, therefore my laziness wins this round.Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay adOnce I peeled the slightly cooled roasted sweet potatoes, I whisked the sauce ingredients together in a saucepan and then whipped them into the tubers. You taste the sweetness of both the dulce de leche and sweet potatoes first, then the heat arrives on the back end. Perfect combination of sweet and savory, or spicy.

I picked up the 11.5 oz NESTLÉ® La Lechera® Dulce de Leche Squeeze bottle. For this recipe, you only need a quarter cup, leaving plenty left over to use in many other delicious way. The bottle shows it being drizzled over pancakes, and that has piqued my interest.Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay ad

Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Course: Side dish/Vegetable
Cuisine: Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes; cleaned and pierced
  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ® La Lechera® Dulce de Leche
  • 1 chipotle; minced
  • 1 tbsp adobo (from the canned chipotle)
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup crema (or sour cream thinned with milk)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of cumin
  • Optional garnish: parsley or cilantro

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°.
  2. Clean the sweet potatoes then pierce with a fork or a knife 3-4 times (more if they are huge)
  3. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 45-65 minutes. A fork or a knife should easily slide through the potato. They will also begin to ooze.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool to touch.
  6. While the sweet potatoes are cooling, over medium heat in a heavy bottom saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients until combined and nearly hot.
  7. Peel the sweet potatoes and place the flesh in a large mixing bowl, mash with a fork.
  8. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip on medium and slowly incorporate the sauce, reserving a tablespoon.
  9. Once fully whipped, transfer the Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes to a serving bowl and drizzle the remaining sauce atop.
  10. If using, sprinkle the optional garnish, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Try to use sweet potatoes of equal size for ease in roasting.

Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay adIf candied sweet potatoes are destined to make an appearance on your holiday table, switch them up with these Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes, still all the sweetness you love, just with a kick. After making this, what ways will you use up the remaining NESTLÉ® La Lechera® Dulce de Leche?

Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes ~ A dulce de leche and chipotle sauce whipped into roasted sweet potatoes spicing up this holiday favorite ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay ad

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
    October 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    What a perfect side for Thanksgiving! GIMME!

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    kallee
    October 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Lately I have really come to love sweet potatoes. This dish looks like it is full of flavor and delicious.

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    Kim M Lee
    October 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it!!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef
    October 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Such an ingenious way to use dulce de leche!!

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    Catherine
    October 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love that you used the de leche in this…what a perfect side for the holidays!

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    Tina Dawson | Love is in my tummy
    October 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! I’ve never tried Chipotle and sweet potatoes together! This would be such a great dip to serve this halloween party!

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    Melanie
    October 10, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    We have roasted sweet potatoes at least twice a week. I’ll have to give this a try.

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    Emily
    October 10, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Oh, this is a new recipe! Love the flavors!

  • Reply
    Jillian
    October 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    These would be amazing for Thanksgiving dinner!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    October 10, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Oh wow this looks delicious! What a great side dish for the season.

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    Jessica | The Novice Chef
    October 11, 2016 at 5:23 am

    Oh my gosh! Seriously. I’m obsessed. We love sweet potatoes, I can’t wait to try this!

  • Reply
    Lori Vachon
    October 11, 2016 at 9:00 am

    This recipe will definitely liven up holiday meals, brilliant!

  • Reply
    Jen @ The Weary Chef
    October 11, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I love sweet potatoes! I definitely have to try this! It looks amazingly delicious!

  • Reply
    Krista
    October 11, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    What a great change up on the way we serve sweet potatoes over the holidays!

  • Reply
    cathy @ noble pig
    October 11, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I want to dive into that bowl with a big spoon.

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    Megan @ With Salt and Wit
    October 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    These sound amazing! I can’t wait to have these!

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    Liz Mays
    October 13, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    You have no idea how delicious this sounds to me. It literally sounds like the perfect side dish (or even main meal) for me.

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