Smokey Sweet Potato Souffle

March 1, 2013

This holiday recipe was a raving success at a holiday party given by one our agents.

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 2 hr 0 min
Level: Intermediate
Serves: 8 to 10 servings


  • 5 pounds sweet potatoes, pricked with a knife
  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, chopped, plus 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup Grade B maple syrup
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Roast the potatoes for approximately 1 hour on a sheet tray.  When cooled remove the skin and place the sweet potatoes in a large bowl and mash.
Cook the bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Chop bacon and set aside, reserving 1/4 cup for garnish.
Stir in the chopped chipotle, adobe sauce, maple syrup, chopped bacon and egg yolks. Mix together until combined. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
In a separate large bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add 1/3 of whipped egg whites to sweet potato mixture and fold to create a lighter base. Fold in remaining whites until just incorporated, leaving some white streaks.
Grease a 2 quart baking dish with some of the reserved bacon fat and gently pour in sweet potato souffle mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped bacon. Put the baking dish on a sheet tray and bake 40 minutes. Enjoy this amazing dish!

Post author Loren Pleet