potato and sweet potato mash with vegan chipotle queso

This recipe for mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso is super healthy, easy to prepare, and perfect for any day of the week or special celebration.

mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso

Why you are going to love this recipe

Well, now that I think about it, my family loves mashed potatoes, and we eat them pretty often. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes are a must at our table. This is not your typical sweet potato casserole with maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, dairy, etc.

This potato and sweet potato mash recipe is a savory one, it is vegan, a bit spicy, and once you taste it, you’ll have it over and over again.

And I love making this mash. It is so flavorful, and the leftovers are so easy to transform into taquitos or other delicious recipes.

mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes in a pot

how to make potato and sweet potatoes mash?

This is a classic and super simple recipe of potato and sweet potato mash but with a fun Latin twist.

  • In a large pot over high heat, cook the potatoes and sweet potatoes in salty water until tender. Ok, but first you wash, peel and cut the vegetables before adding them to the pot.
  • When soft and offer no resistance when pinched with a fork, mash them until they have the consistency you like. I like mine with tons of texture.
  • Finish with crushed black pepper, more salt, and butter (I use vegan butter) or vegan sour cream. If you want them to be cremier but with less fat, you could use olive oil or the water where the potatoes cooked.
mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso

how to make vegan chipotle queso?

This vegan chipotle queso is the best, and it’s super easy to make; you only need three ingredients.

  • Raw cashews. If you want a super creamy vegan chipotle queso, soak the cashews in warm water for three hours, rinse and use as the recipe indicates.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo. You can buy paste of the whole chile chipotles in adobo sauce, either will work.

Other ways to use the vegan chipotle sauce:

  • You can use it to make nachos, or drizzle it on top of roasted broccoli or anything else that comes to mind.
  • Just drizzle it on top of anything for an amazing kick of flavor and creaminess.
  • Before serving this mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, drizzle the vegan chipotle queso on top and finish with chopped cilantro.

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mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso

How to store the mashed sweet potatoes?

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for over three days. This recipe does not freeze well. Same with the vegan chipotle queso, prepare in advance and store in the refrigerator in a tightly closed jar.

To reheat over medium-low heat over the stove. If you prefer to use, the oven put the sweet potato and potato mash in an oven-safe baking dish (affiliate link) and cover with foil. Set the oven to medium temperature until entirely heated. In both cases, you will have to check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

So here is the recipe for a healthier and vegan version of mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso.

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potato and sweet potato puree

Mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes with vegan chipotle queso

This mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes recipe with vegan chipotle queso is delicious and very easy to prepare. It is creamy, spicy and very flavorful. Perfect side dish for the Holidays or any weeknight dinner.
5 de 9 votos
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
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Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican vegan
Servings 8 people
Calories 177 kcal


  • 2 large potatoes cut into pieces
  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of butter vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of water from which the potatoes were cooked or almond milk or rice milk

Chipotle vegan cheese

  • 1 cup unsalted and unroasted cashews raw
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chipotle chile in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Cover the pieces of potato and sweet potato with enough water and a teaspoon of salt. Leave covered until fully cooked.
  • When fully cooked, drain them the water (saving about a cup of water), mash them and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend the cashews with the garlic powder, the chipotle chili pepper in adobo, the pinch of salt and half a cup of water. Blend until creamy.
  • Serve the vegan chipotle queso on top of the puree.
  • Use leftovers to make crispy tacos or tostadas.


Serving: 300gCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 653mgPotassium: 539mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 8109IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Potato and sweet potato puree, Vegan chipotle queso


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Katerina Kokkinaki

I won’t wait till thanksgiving break to try this!!! This weekend is! ✨ Thank you for sharing


5 stars
Wow. Simply yummm this recipe is everything! I love that you added queso to it. I am so doing this soon

Fabiola Acosta

5 stars
Wow este puré de papas con vegan chipotle queso debe ser una exquisiteses
! Quiero hacer esta receta.


5 stars
I can’t believe how simple this is! Looks phenomenal.

Enriqueta E Lemoine

5 stars
You’re gonna make me convert to vegan Ale!

5 stars
Ale, I made this dish and I have to tell you> chipotle and sweet potatoes are a match made in heaven!

Silvia Martinez

5 stars
Awesome combo, love your recipes, This is a keeper.


5 stars
I have to try this chipotle vegan cheese. Thanks for the recipe