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Chili-Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 169 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 923mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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bylaw User ID: 797340 71553
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

"Tasty and quick is right."

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