Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  On most dinner tables you will find sweet potatoes.  Yes, many folks cover them with marshmallows and brown sugar.  If that is your tradition, get all over it.  We wanted to find a healthy alternative to the typical sweet potato dish.  Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes give a nice blend of savory with a kick.  This will become a regular side dish in our home.  Enjoy! -Amanda

Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

3 T unsalted butter

1 whole canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped (save rest for later)

1 t adobo sauce from can of peppers

1/2 t salt

Put cubed potatoes into vegetable steamer. Allow to steam for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Add butter to potatoes and mash with potato masher. Add peppers, sauce, and salt. Continue mashing to combine. Serve immediately.

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