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Spicy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Spicy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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“While cleaning the freezer one day, I uncovered extra filling I had used in an appetizer. I decided to add it to the mashed potatoes for dinner…and it became an immediate favorite,” relates Laurie Balcom of Lynden, Washington.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Place the potatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a small bowl, mash potatoes with milk. Beat in the goat cheese, cilantro, onion, jalapeno and garlic.
  3. Spoon into a 2-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spicy Mashed Potatoes in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p39

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