Yesterday I posted the kicked up acorn squash recipe that received the most votes on Facebook. Today I am sharing spicy mashed potatoes, which came in a very close second. Mashed potatoes are pretty much a staple at most Thanksgiving tables, and also regular weeknight meals. A spicy version with lots of cheese is sure to please any day of the week.
My husband loves mashed potatoes. I am not really a fan, so these were for him. I said I needed to come up with a few holiday side dish recipes to share here on the blog. He suggested jalapeno cheddar mashed potatoes. It didn’t seem very holiday-ish to me, but he disagreed. Seeing as how I skip the mashed potatoes, I had to believe him on this one. So these spicy potatoes were created.
This might be the first time I have made mashed potatoes that my husband has said they were really good. Often times I substitute a lower fat milk for the heavy cream, or cut out a ton of butter. This time I didn’t, and I piled on the cheese. He was in heaven. You can easily adjust the heat level by how much jalapeno you add. I added an entire large pepper, and he said it was pretty spicy. So unless you likes thing hot, I would start with 1/2 and add more after you have tasted it. Spicy mashed potatoes might not be a traditional Thanksgiving side, but they belong on your table anyway!
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 425Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 92mgSodium 877mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 10g