Jalapeño Cheese Mashed Potatoes


I love the fresh jalapeño bits in these cheesy mashed potatoes. Depending on your taste — and your jalapeños since some are hotter than others — use 1-2 per pound of potatoes. Remove the seeds and membranes if you want the jalapeño flavor without the heat.

These jalapeño cheese mashed potatoes are delicious along side a crispy chicken milanesa cutlet, some oniony fried pork chops, or pollo al carbon. Leftover mashed potatoes are great inside potato taquitos or used in savory mashed potato waffles.

Refer to this post about fluffy mashed potatoes for some general tips on making the best mashed potatoes and two ways to do some prep work in advance. Watch the mashed potatoes video on YouTube for a step-by-step demo.

To serve a crowd, triple this recipe and use: 3 pounds potatoes, 6 tablespoons butter, 6 green onions, 3 jalapeños, 1/2 cup cream and 1 1/2 cups cheese.

Jalapeño Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe


Jalapeño Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Hilah Johnson
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 pound starchy potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 green onions, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (remove seeds for less heat)
  • 2 tablespoons cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar or other melting cheese


  1. Peel potatoes if you like and boil with garlic for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, saute onions and jalapeños in butter over medium heat until softened.
  3. Drain the potatoes well.
  4. Mash them with the sauteed peppers and onion, cream and salt.
  5. Stir in cheese and serve

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  1. Patricia Conway on September 2, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Easy to prepare & excellent flavor!

  2. Joe on July 1, 2022 at 3:04 am

    Simple and delicious. Muchas gracias!

  3. Ravi on November 23, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Made this with a Friendsgiving. It was easy to make and everyone loved it.

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