Mashed Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Roasted Green Chilies

By Mark Hinds  |  Updated May 14, 2021  |  0 Comments 

Mashed potatoes with pepper jack cheese and green chilies have just the right amount of heat to compliment spicier dishes. They go particularly well with southwestern dishes and anything off the grill.

What we like about red potatoes for this dish is how well they work with green chilies and chili powder. We tried other types of potatoes, and they tend to get lost in the other flavors.

A few recipes we like to serve these potatoes with are a Smoked Beef Roast or Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin that uses a spice rub that compliments the chilies and other flavors in this dish.

Mashed Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Roasted Green Chilies

Mashed Potatoes with Pepper Jack Cheese and Roasted Green Chilies

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 3 lbs red potatoes
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 4 oz can roasted green chilies
  • 1/2 cup red onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • diced green onion for garnish


  • Start by washing the potatoes and cutting them into large chunks. Cook the potatoes by placing them into a large pot filled with cool water.  
  • Turn the heat on high and cook them for 25 to 30 minutes. The potatoes will be done when you can easily push a fork into them.
  • While the potatoes are cooking shred the cheese and finely dice the red onion and green chilies.
  • When the potatoes have finished cooking drain the water and add the milk, cheese, red onions, green chilies, butter, salt, pepper, and chili powder.  
  • Mash away until the potatoes have reached your preferred consistency. Garnish with the tops of some diced green onion. 
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Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Mark Hinds

A passionate writer, overly curious cook, and Umami's founder. Mark can often be found cooking for friends.

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