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Baked yam filled with chipotle butter on a white oblong plate on a wooden tabletop with a napkin on the side.

Baked Yams with Chipotle Butter

cilantro, cotija cheese

STARS

Kick this classical seasonal side up a notch with a premium topping of cotija cheese, scallions and chipotle butter to melt over the top.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  35 minutes
Active Time:  10 minutes
Ingredients

Baked Yams

  • 4 yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly

Chipotle Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
Directions
1
Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
2
Arrange the yams on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and salt. Roast until fork-tender, about 30 minutes. 
3
Add all of the chipotle butter ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 
4
To serve, slice an opening in the top of each yam, spread with chipotle butter and garnish with cheese and green onions.

Baked Yams with Chipotle Butter

cilantro, cotija cheese

STARS

Kick this classical seasonal side up a notch with a premium topping of cotija cheese, scallions and chipotle butter to melt over the top.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  35 minutes
Active Time:  10 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Baked Yams

  • 4 yams or sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 4 green onions, sliced thinly

Chipotle Butter

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, to taste

Directions

1
Preheat the oven to 350°F. 
2
Arrange the yams on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and salt. Roast until fork-tender, about 30 minutes. 
3
Add all of the chipotle butter ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 
4
To serve, slice an opening in the top of each yam, spread with chipotle butter and garnish with cheese and green onions.