Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Looking for a great Thanksgiving side dish? Look no further ~ these Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes will change your life. Forever & ever.

You can serve these sweet potatoes for brunch, as an any day side dish/main course and of course on Turkey Day! This recipe is inspired by the awesome new cookbook, The New Southwest by Megan Micozzi (Scarletta Bakes)


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There are so many recipes I am intrigued by in this book. I have always loved the flavors of the American Southwest & Megan has profound knowledge & innovative take on this cuisine.

She offers us a funky modern twist on this classic cooking style.

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | A GREAT #Thanksgiving Side Dish |

This book has an abundance of sweet & savory recipes to choose from.

I took the liberty to use some of the ingredients I had in my house. Instead of walnuts I used toasted pecans. I swapped out brown sugar for pure maple syrup. I didn’t have ancho chile. I added a little bit of greek yogurt to the potato mash. I also added my true love, ground cinnamon.

And I topped these pretties with extra nuts, raisins & bacon.

Bacon LOVE |

And bourbon maple syrup.

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I think Megan would be OK with all of that!

Yours truly has a blurb on the back of this book. I was truly honored to be asked by Megan to do this. She is an awesome gal ~ we spent time together last year for reals at the Idaho Potato Harvest Tour.  She is a blast and we loved that trip!

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Some more recipes I can’t wait to try from her cookbook:

  • Caramel-Soaked Mexican Chocolate Pancakes
  • Feast Day Cookies
  • Hatch Chili Cheese Burgers
  • Pinyon Butter Oatmeal
  • Pomegranate & Lime Chicken Thighs
  • Sweet Glazed Avocado Doughnuts
  • Roasted Garlic Guacamole, and
  • many, many more!

Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes | A GREAT #Thanksgiving Side Dish |

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Disclosure: This cookbook was sent to me to review and I am so happy to share it with you!



~ Marla Meridith

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48 thoughts on “Cinnamon Chipotle Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

  1. I’m generally a fan of chipotle.

    I just bought a bag of sweet potatoes and I think I’ll have to do a few this way for work lunches.

  2. Love, love, LOVE this so much, Marla! Your adaptations are more than OK – they’re stellar and brilliant! I have a personal life rule to never say no to bacon, and that bourbon maple syrup?!? Brilliant! Thanks so very much for your kind words, Marla! Hugs!! 🙂

  3. Marla, I have been following your blog for a few months now and you have delicious recipes with amazing presentation, and I love hearing about life in Telluride, since it is one of my favorite summer destinations. I can’t wait to try this recipe as a main course!!

  4. My favorite Southwest spice is cumin. We use it a lot and got my parents hooked on it, too. I also really like green chiles.

  5. I love shrimp fajitas. I really like so much Southwestern it is hard to say, but I think that’s my favorite. I like a combination of chili powder with cumin as a favorite spice. (I can’t decide which, both are about equally important to me.)