This is an original recipe, inspired by the Jalapeno Sweet Potato Soup at Homestead Heritage in Waco, Texas.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bake the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Once tender, peel, and place into a mixing bowl. While the potatoes are baking, place the jalapeno pepper in the oven, and bake until the skin loosens, about 20 minutes. Peel, mince, and place into the bowl with the potatoes. Add the softened butter, orange juice, and cilantro; mix with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then transfer to a 1 quart baking dish. Drizzle with the melted butter and sprinkle with the walnut pieces.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until hot in the center, about 20 minutes.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

307 calories; 22.3 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 266 mg sodium. 25.7 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2011
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. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2010
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! Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2012
Delicious. Very sweet but counteracted by the jalapeno. Loved it. Will cook it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2012
AMAZING!!! You MUST try these! I followed the recipe exactly and both the boyfriend and I were thrilled with the results. Not too sweet or spicy just really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2012
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
So Delicious! The spicy jalapeno with the refreshing cilantro is perfect. Great Recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2011
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. Read More
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