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Brown Sugar-Chipotle Sweet Potatoes & Thanksgiving Dinner

by Milisa on November 19, 2012

Brown Sugar-Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are traditionally topped with marshmallows for the Thanksgiving feast.  We’ve never been to keen on the syrupy sweet concoction so we just usually skip the sweet potatoes all together. I mean does it still count as a vegetable if it’s covered in marshmallows?

I had dinner a friends house last New Year’s Eve and she made the best sweet potatoes.  Since then I have made them often and the kids and I love them.  So I am adding them to the menu for this years Thanksgiving dinner.  Sweet Potatoes are BACK at the Thanksgiving table!

This is a really simple recipe and you can adjust it easily to the size of your family and to your taste.  Just use the recipe as a guideline.  Honestly I’ve never measured any of the ingredients until this time so that I could share the recipe with you. I just pop the whole sweet potatoes in the oven and let them bake.  I remove the skins, and add butter, brown sugar, ground chipotle and salt and bake it again.  You can make this the day before and put it in the refrigerator and finish it just before dinner. If you are skeptical of sweet potatoes because of the marshmallows, give this recipe a try, I think you will be pleased!

Brown Sugar-Chipotle Sweet Potatoes


  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 425°.

Place sweet potatoes in the oven and bake about 1 hour or until they yield to pressure.

Remove and cool slightly. Remove skins and place baked sweet potatoes into a baking dish.

Add butter, brown sugar, chipotle and salt.  Mash with a fork and stir to combine.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to finish baking or immediately return to oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until brown sugar is melted and potatoes star to brown around the edges.  (Add about 30 minutes to baking time if you have refrigerated the sweet potatoes.)



Other dishes that will be served at our Thanksgiving Dinner

Rosemary-Parmesan Rolls


 The Best Macaroni Salad

 Honey-Orange Glazed Ham  

Easy Party Punch

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Willie November 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

Yum! Can’t wait to try those!


Milisa November 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Thanks Willie! I hope you like them!


Lana @ Never Enough Thyme November 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Love your idea of putting a little chili in the sweet potatoes! Sounds yummy.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Milisa November 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Thanks Lana! Wishing your family a wonderful Thanksgiving too!


Rachel Cooks November 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Love the chipotle in these—bet they are delicious!


Milisa November 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Rachel, I’m not a big fan of too spicy but the chipotle gives it just a little kick. Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Sommer@ASpicyPerspective November 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Ooo, love that punch of heat!!


Cassie | Bake Your Day November 20, 2012 at 5:46 am

I love the sweet-salty here! We love sweet potatoes too. These look perfect.


Angie November 20, 2012 at 6:04 am

What a great idea for sweet potatoes!


Paula - bell'alimento November 20, 2012 at 6:22 am

I love all things sweet potato.


Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch November 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

This sounds fabulous!


katie November 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

This looks fabulous and I’m sure that the chipotle gives it a nice kick!


JulieD November 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Looks beautiful!! Hope you and yours have a very happy Thanksgiving!!!


Jenny November 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

Everything looks and sounds great! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Chipotle sounds awesome with sweet potatoes – love the sound of this dish! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!


Kim in MD November 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

I am back in town from the Thanksgiving break and trying to catch up on the posts I have missed on your blog, which are a lot! This looks delicious, Milisa!


Kim in MD December 2, 2012 at 3:10 am

These look delicious, and I love the addition of the chipotle


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