"This is an original recipe, inspired by the Jalapeno Sweet Potato Soup at Homestead Heritage in Waco, TX." — Terri Harnish
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whole jalapeno pepper
chopped fresh cilantro
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Awesome! Even my husband liked these and he isn't the biggest sweet potato fan. The only changes I made were to top with pecans instead of walnuts, cut the butter in half during the mashing step, and omitted the melted butter at the end. I suspected that all that butter wasn't totally necessary and I was right (at least for our tastes). Don't skip roasting the jalapeno, it gives the potatoes such a great flavor. Thanks!
My family was not crazy about this recipe, but I did use the white sweet potatoes and not the sweet yams. Perhaps I should try it again.
These are amazing!!! I've gotten really tired of the typical sweet potato dishes that are overly sweet and mixed with brown sugar, spices, etc. It's fine for Thanksgiving, but when it comes to summer, I want something with a fresh and bright flavor. This recipe totally fits the bill! I admit, I was running short on time, so I microwaved the potatoes on high for 6 minutes. I used the juice of one small orange. I mashed everything together and that was it. Time to dig in! I didn't bother drizzling the extra butter over top and baking in the oven. I also didn't use the walnut pieces, only because I didn't have any, but I'm sure it's quite tasty! The jalapeno really mellows as it roasts, so don't be afraid of using the whole pepper. Next time I will use two! I will also double the recipe. This is a keeper!
Super Yummy! My family isn't a huge sweet potato fan and these were a huge hit! I only had pickled jalapenos, I added a couple shallots, used frozen orange juice concentrate and less butter. They were super good and I found out from a friend that sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than other potatoes.
Absolutely delicious! Had a nice sharp taste to it, but not too hot. Very moist and not sweet. Very good with pork tenderloin marinaded in southwest adobo marinade. I too, cut the butter in half. Will definitely make again! Thanks for sharing.
Delicious. Very sweet but counteracted by the jalapeno. Loved it. Will cook it again.
This is a great recipe especially when you don't want the sweet in the sweet potatoes. I boiled them instead of bake therefore I shouldn't have put as much orange juice. I served them with bbq chicken, green beans and corn.
Thank-you Terri for sharing an excellent recipe.
Fantastic! The jalapeno and cilantro perfectly balance the sweetness in the potatoes even with the OJ. I did not blend them I just mashed with a fork because others complained about them being too mushy. I did not have any walnuts but I think I will try this with Pecans next time which I think will be a better match for the butter and add some texture. This will be on the menu for Thanksgiving this year!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mashed Jalapeno-Cilantro Sweet Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 200
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