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Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

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.


  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup whole 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 shredded Mexican cheese blend


  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.

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