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.


  • 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


  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.