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a bowl of Mexican mashed potatoes.

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

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These Mexican Mashed Potatoes are a comforting and flavorful twist on the traditional mashed potatoes we all know and love. Cooked potatoes get mixed together with chiles and taco seasoning for a mildly spicy and deeply satisfying side dish.

  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds gold potatoes or Russet potatoes (about 6-7 medium-sized potatoes)
  • 1 4ounce can diced or chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup regular dairy milk or unsweetened dairy-free milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (for topping)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional, for topping; leave out for dairy-free diets)


  1. Prep your potatoes by scrubbing them and patting them dry. Then, peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters.
  2. Add the peeled and chopped potatoes to a large pot. Fill the pot with water (enough to cover the potatoes).
  3. Turn the heat to high and cover the pot with a lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Turn off the heat and carefully drain the potatoes using a colander in the sink.
  5. Place the drained potatoes back into the empty pot. Add the green chiles, milk, butter, taco seasoning, and salt.
  6. Use a potato masher or a large fork to blend together and mash the potatoes until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Serve warm, topped with chives and shredded cheese (optional).


  1. You can easily double this recipe to make more servings.
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  3. The nutrition information for this recipe does not include the optional topping of shredded cheese.
  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stoveop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 297.9 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg