Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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In Corpus Christi, Texas, Peter Halferty jazzes up instant mashed potatoes with garlic, green chilies and cheese to create this speedy side dish. "It's really tasty and really quick," he assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheese) equals 169 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 923 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, milk and salt to a boil. Add the butter, garlic, potato flakes and chilies; stir until thickened. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p11

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One 3/4-cup serving (prepared with fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheese) equals 169 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 923 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1-1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Tasty and quick is right."

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