I wanted to make mashed potatoes with a spicy kick, and since we had a lot of jalapenos and cream cheese needing to be used up, and because we love jalapeno poppers, I came up with this recipe. The fiance ate 3 servings and asked me to make this every time we have mashed potatoes! They were a little spicy but they were the best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

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  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green onions, jalapeno pepper, and garlic until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix green onion mixture and cream cheese together in a bowl; add remaining 1/4 cup butter and stir until butter melts. Add sour cream and mix well.

  • Mix cream cheese mixture with the potatoes using a potato masher until most of the lumps are gone; season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 9.3g; fat 31.1g; cholesterol 83.6mg; sodium 245.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I made this for Thanksgiving. I used jalapeno cream cheese since I didn't have jalapenos. It turned out fantastic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2017
I so wanted to love this was so excited by the ingredients but I was quite disappointed at the result. I found it quite bland - my 2 year old loved it tho. I added a few ingredients to make more flavoursome for my partner & I so all was not lost. 3 stars for a great base recipe though. Thank you. Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
Best mash I ever made! No changes to recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
I made this for Thanksgiving. I used jalapeno cream cheese since I didn't have jalapenos. It turned out fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2015
Really creamy and smooth with layers of flavor that you typically don t find in mashed potatoes. We re about mid-range on spiciness and in the future I ll add more jalapeno. The recipe didn t say whether or not to peel the potatoes but next time I ll probably just leave the skins on. Think that ll add more color to the dish. Love mashed potatoes and this is a good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2017
Followed this recipe but added an extra half jalapeño per the suggestions. Would not recommend. I guess it depends if you are using fresh jalapeño or slices and if they are hot or mild. I used fresh. 1.5 was too hot even for my spice lovers. I would say stick with the recipe as written or add a little at a time and add to taste. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
Delicious! My husband and kids loved it. No left overs here. I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2016
Very good just added more garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2017
Wow! It's a favorite in the house now! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2020
This is so good. Followed the recipe exactly and was NOT disappointed. The little chunks of jalapeño and green onion are fantastic. Will absolutely make it again!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/21/2017
I so wanted to love this was so excited by the ingredients but I was quite disappointed at the result. I found it quite bland - my 2 year old loved it tho. I added a few ingredients to make more flavoursome for my partner & I so all was not lost. 3 stars for a great base recipe though. Thank you. Read More
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