Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Though I would never personally accuse mashed potatoes of being boring, this recipe sure gives them some kick. Made with ingredients I usually have in the house and easy to prepare. From

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs red potatoes, peeled and cut into medium dice
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and cloves separated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12-1 teaspoon ground dried chipotle chile (to your taste and heat tolerance)
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh chives
  • 5 -6 tablespoons fresh tangy chevre cheese
  • milk, as needed
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put potatoes, garlic cloves and salt into a large pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and simmer uncovered until potatoes are completely softened, but not falling apart.
  3. Drain potatoes and garlic, then put cooking pot back on the heat.
  4. Allow heat from burner to evaporate liquid. Add potatoes and garlic, and stir, allowing the burner to evaporate some excess moisture.
  5. Remove from burner, turn off heat, and add butter, chipotle, chives and chevre.
  6. Mash with a potato masher or hand-held mixer, until a soft puree is formed.
  7. After mashing, add whatever milk is necessary to whip the potatoes into a fine, light mash. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This was delish and a great change from boring old mash ! Will make this again

NovaM August 13, 2008

I will preface this review by stating that I don't like potatoes very much and I absolutely abhor mashed potatoes. I made these for my boyfriend who loves potatoes as a special treat. I loved these and probably ate more than he did! I had to used two canned chipotle chili's that I cut up as I did not have any ground ones. I also skipped the "whip" steps as my boyfriend does not like them whipped. Once they were cooked I added them back to the pot as directed, added the butter, cheese, chives and chipotles and mashed with a hand masher and then gave a quick stir with a wooden spoon and it was done (he likes to have some chunks in his mashed potatoes). I love these and will definitely make them again. Thanks for posting a definite keeper!

cyaos April 25, 2008

Wow, this was spectacular. I couldn't get dried chipotles, so I used a canned chipotle in adobo. No milk in the house, so I added sour cream & cream. Wonderful change from regular mash. We'll definitely have this again. Thanks for sharing this keeper.

Heydarl March 17, 2008