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Cheesy Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes (No Gravy Needed)

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Preview: Cheesy Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes are similar to the Papas con Chile at Abuelo’s. You won’t need gravy because of the flavor in the cheese and jalapeños.

This recipe is inspired by the Papas con Chile at Abuelo’s, an upscale Mexican restaurant where they often serve them with Espinaca.

I make no claims that this is the recipe. Pretty sure it isn’t.  No matter. We still like them a lot.

Although these definitely aren’t low-calorie, they don’t need gravy. The cheese and spicy jalapeños take care of that. Play with the number of peppers to suit your tolerance for spicy heat.

These potatoes reheat beautifully making them perfect for a potluck or for taking to somebody’s house.  Play with the number of peppers to suit your tolerance for spicy heat.

Cheesy Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes (No Gravy Needed) are similar to the Papas con Chile at Abuelo's. They can be made a day ahead of time. #mashedpotatoes #Abuelo's #cheese

How to assemble Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes with Cheese:

It’s easy…

1. Boil potatoes in a pot with water to cover.
2. Sauté green onions, peppers, and garlic in butter.
3. Add cream cheese, milk, and American cheese.
3. Drain cooked potatoes. Gently mix vegetable-cheese mixture from step 2 with the potatoes.
5. Serve.


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Yield: 6 servings

Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes with Cheese

Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes with Cheese

Cheesy Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes (No Gravy Needed) are similar to the Papas con Chile at Abuelo's. They can be made a day ahead of time.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 green onions, white parts finely chopped, green parts sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green chilies, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pickled jalapenos, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded American cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in large pot with enough water to cover. Reduce heat and simmer until fork tender.
  2. While potatoes cook, saute green onions, all peppers and garlic in butter. Add cream cheese and stir till melted. Whisk in milk till smooth. Add cheese and stir gently until melted.
  3. Drain potatoes and allow to set on cooling burner for about 5 minutes to dry them out a bit. Use masher to break up potatoes. Gently fold in cheese and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 9g

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