Green Chili and Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Spice up your side dish by serving this delicious recipe. The green chilies adds so much flavor and are sure to become one of your families favorites.—Peter Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup fat-free 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 reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 215 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 972mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.


  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 The Taste of Home Cookbook 2008, p396

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