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 425 Total Fat 32g Saturated Fat 20g Trans Fat 1g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 92mg Sodium 877mg Carbohydrates 26g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 3g Sugar 2g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 10g