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Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes blends dulce de leche and chipotles in adobo into roasted sweet potatoes sweetly spicing up this holiday favorite.

A white bowl resting on a green charger full of roasted and mashed sweet potatoes with a dulce de leche sauce and garnished with fresh chopped cilantro.

This post was sponsored by Nestlé® La Lechera®, but all thoughts, opinions, and content, including recipe, are my own.

There’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.

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

When partnering with La Lechera, I instantly knew what I wanted to do. Sweet and savory: Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes.

Sweet 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.

What is Dulce de Leche?

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.

How to make 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 ~ The Complete Savorist #DulcedeLecheDay ad

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.Once 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.

If 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.

Easy Sweet Potato Recipes

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Cast iron skillet of gold and sweet potatoes with pastrami, two fried eggs garnished with fresh chives.
Slow cooker crock of sweet potatoes, green beans, bacon, and onions with a serving spoon.
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 ~ 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
Keyword: Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 113.92 kcal
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

  • ¼ cup NESTLÉ® La Lechera® Dulce de Leche
  • 1 chipotle minced
  • 1 tbsp adobo (from the canned chipotle)
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup crema (or sour cream thinned with milk)
  • tsp cinnamon
  • tsp cumin
  • Optional garnish: parsley or cilantro

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.

  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.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113.92 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.16g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 1.96mg1%
Sodium 755.07mg33%
Potassium 382.15mg11%
Carbohydrates 24.29g8%
Fiber 3.76g16%
Sugar 5.28g6%
Protein 2.06g4%
Vitamin A 16104.39IU322%
Vitamin C 2.85mg3%
Calcium 46.68mg5%
Iron 0.86mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post has been updated from its original October 8, 2016 publishing with new content, clarified recipe directions, and re-edited photography.

This post was originally sponsored by Nestlé® La Lechera®, but all thoughts, opinions, and content, including recipe, are my own.

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20 Comments

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

    What a perfect side for Thanksgiving! GIMME!

  • Reply
    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.

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

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

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

    Such an ingenious way to use dulce de leche!!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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.

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

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

  • Reply
    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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