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Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin BoulderLocavore.com

Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin

A key thing I love about this dish, other than its natural flavor and nutrition, is the contrast to traditional Thanksgiving flavors. I think it serves to make all the dinner components a bit more exciting with its unexpected heat; like a feisty dinner guest! This adaptation of the original recipe was from a misread on my part. The original recipe calls for 5 cups of cream. My version yields sweet potatoes lightly sauced as shown in the photos. Were you to desire a thick, cohesive casserole type dish, you can add more cream.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chipotle sweet potato gratin, spicy sweet potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Calories 231 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Chipotle Chilies in Adobo Sauce (for more heat add a 1 teaspoon of the Adobo Sauce from the can of chilies)
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • ¾ cups Whole Milk
  • 8 cups Sweet Potatoes , peeled and sliced 1/8-1/4 inch thick (I suggest using a mandolin to ensure uniform thickness)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Use the butter to grease a 4 quart baking dish.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the chilies, cream and milk until smooth.
  3. Layer approximately 2 cups of the sliced sweet potatoes on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Cover with approximately ¼ of the chile-cream mixture and some kosher salt and pepper. Repeat three more times, ending with the chile-cream and salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 60 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. During cooking spoon some of the chile-cream over the top of the casserole should the top of the potatoes appear dry. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Southwest Cooking

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Sweet Potato Gratin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 154mg6%
Potassium 502mg14%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 19385IU388%
Vitamin C 3.7mg4%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.