Spiced Smoky Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Cooking Pleasures magazine. I used the lesser amount of chipotle powder and these were spicy enough for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel garlic. Smash 4 of the cloves and mince the 2 remaining cloves.
  2. Place potatoes and smashed garlic in large saucepan, adding enough water to cover by an inch. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil gently over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain well.
  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and chipotle powder. Cook 30 to 60 seconds until fragrant.
  5. Bring milk to a simmer over medium heat in small saucepan. Keep warm.
  6. Return potatoes to large saucepan and cook over medium low heat 1 to 2 minutes or until excess moisture evaporates, shaking pan as the potatoes heat. Potatoes will look dull and not moist.
  7. Mash potatoes with a masher until coarsely mashed.
  8. Add butter mixture and slowly stir in milk.
  9. Add sour cream, remaining 1/2 tsp salt and pepper.
  10. Stir vigorously to fluff.


Most Helpful

This is very good, and has a fantastic rounded flavor. I used a mix of yukon golds and an heirloom pink potato, so my mashed potatoes were definitely kind of pinkish-tinged. My family doesn't appreciate spicy heat, so for them I mixed in smoked paprika instead. For my own serving, I sprinkled ground chipotle pepper on top and snapped the picture before mixing it in. Delicious! This is a flavor combination I will remember, and use again. Thanks, bobo3039! Made for PAC Fall 2008.

Susiecat too October 15, 2008

This was such a nice change of pace! I didn't have dried chipotle powder on hand so I used ancho chili powder and a pinch of cayenne. I served this with pork chops and beets. I will definately make this again!

Cats Eye November 07, 2007

Agree with the other comments - this was a wonderful alternative to ordinary 'smashed' potatoes. We had these tonite with carmelized onions, gravy & pork chops and it was absolutely delish! A keeper!

queenbee56 October 28, 2007

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