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Chipotle Garnet Yams Recipe

Chipotle Garnet Yams

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"A spicy kick to sweet potatoes. You can add more chipotles for more heat, or more brown sugar for more sweetness."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 25 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place yams onto a baking sheet, and bake in the preheated oven until very soft, about 1 hour. Once done, allow to cool, then peel and place into a mixing bowl. Mash the chipotle chiles into a paste, and add to the potatoes along with the butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream. Mash until smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes into a shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 23, 2010

This dish is unique and amazingly wonderful! What a great contrast of sweet and hot, soft and a nice texture with the chopped chiles. I will make this again and again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 25, 2012

These were more interesting than good. No, not bad; just didn't say "Mmmm!" with the first bite. 'More an "Ohhh" :D I used 3c mashed sweet potatoes, 1T chiles in paste (pureed), 2T each butter & brown sugar. No heavy cream. I may try it with corn. I like sweet & spicy together, but with sweets just didn't grab me.12/12 Tried the corn switch. Pretty good. Used 2T ea chipolte peppers, sugar, butter, cream with 3cans corn. Still a little too hot to have more than a few bites. 1T w 2cans might work better. 'Glad I tried it.


9 Ratings

Feb 24, 2011

This is a fabulous dish. Followed the recipe.

Apr 20, 2014

Loved it, easy to make, creamy, with personality. Just because I love chipotle and maple syrup in other foods, I used half brown sugar and half maple syrup (of the 1/4 cup listed on the recipe) and it turned out delicious. Will definitely make again.

Mar 10, 2014

Love it! This is our go to side dish for barbecues. I follow recipe as posted, but make a sauce of all ingredients except yams. I pour the sauce over the chunks of baked yams (or sweet potatoes) and mix until some of the chunks are mashed. We prefer this chunky texture over a puree.

Apr 19, 2013

A little too spicy for my kids, would tone it down a bit next time but the flavor is amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 370 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.9 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 9.3 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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