Updated: need stars - Pretty good!!!! Don't usually like cheese in my potatoes but there are so many other elements in it, don't really take it. Along with the garlic. I used like 8 or 9 bulbs. It does have a zip from the jalapeno. I took out the seeds so my daughter will eat it. I added a little milk so I could whip the potaotes. Don't like just mashed with chunks. Also some season salt. My husband is grilling pork chops tonight so I made this to go along as a side.
We have been making these for a few years now. I wish that everyone who passes over this recipe would try it just once! We adjust the ingredients by what we have on hand or just to our taste. Stirred in crumbled fried bacon, a little sour cream and the frozen mixed corn with peppers. Always add more garlic. Goes great with meatloaf or Oven Fried Pork Chops and Gravy from this site.
We were surprised at how much we liked these, especially when DD and I aren't huge fans of cooked carrots and corn. I used a whole head of garlic. Next time I will double both the jalapeno and the garlic to give them a little more zip. Served as a side to Jalapeno cheddar stuffed chicken.
Had these with our Christmas dinner and they are great. I've a feeling this will be the potatoe recipe this family is going to demand from now on. I did have to make a few minor changes based on what I had available; used Idaho potatoes and no red ones - I did add one sweet potatoe to the mix as had an extra on hand. Used can white corn (couldn't find frozen) and then followed the directions and it was awesome. Fairly simple to make and the flavors blended together without any one over-powering the other. You are right the jalapeno was NOT hot, just great flavor. This is a terrific recipe that everyone should try.
This has become a regularly requested dish at our house. Sometimes we use hot cherry pepper or canned jalapenos rather than fresh. It tastes good with any kind of potato - we have successfully tried blending in some sweet potato. Thanks for the great recipe!
These were an incredible addition to our Christmas dinner. Everyone loved the addition of the corn and carrots- and the jalapeno did not add heat but a really great subtle under-note of flavor that was so nice. What an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing, meltedcountry- we will ABSOLUTELY be making these again!
These potatoes were terrific!! I halved the recipe but still used a whole jalapeno and really enjoyed the extra flavor it gave. We loved these and I will definitely be making them often!
I didn't make it exactly as the recipe. I only used one type of potatoes and no jalepenos. However, just the general concept of mashing additional vegies into the mashed potatoes is great. One tip...make sure that your potatoes are cut small enough to cook in the same time as the baby carrots. Also, if you have one of those hand blenders, it works great for this recipe!
Oh, this was good! We served it with grilled steak one night and the leftovers with grilled chicken the next night. I made 1/2 recipe, which turned out beautifully, and used 1/2 a jalapeno. Meltedcountry is right: you could use more jalapenos as the 1/2 was not at all hot. Next time I may double or triple the jalapeno. This is a great recipe for everyday and to impress company. Thank you!
This was delicious. I used regular russet potatoes instead of the red and yukon gold.