Mexican Mashed Potatoes

A super simple mashed potatoes recipe packed full of flavor. You will never have mashed potatoes any other way after you have these!

casserole of mexican mashed potatoes

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to make this Mexican Mashed Potatoes recipe instead of my usual Vodka Mashed Potatoes. Mainly to try a new recipe but we were having guests that could not have anything with alcohol in it.

mexican mashed potatoes

The process for making this mashed potatoes recipe is no different than any other mashed potatoes recipe out there.

It’s the extra ingredients I add to the potatoes that make it a delicious side for just about any dish you would have mashed potatoes with.

mexican mashed potatoes

This mashed potato recipe calls for 3 pounds of russet potatoes. If you are not buying a 3 lbs bag to make this recipe, I would suggest using a scale if you have one. If you don’t figure on about 6 medium-large russet potatoes.

mexican mashed potatoes with corn casserole

For the taco seasoning, if you don’t have any packets on hand but have some in bulk in a container like I do, you will need 2 generous tablespoons for this recipe. Obviously, you can adjust the quantity to taste.

mccormick taco seasoning

Instead of Heavy Cream, you can substitute it for milk or other dairy products. Keep in mind though it might alter the flavor slightly depending on what you use.

Cans of Green Chilies come in different varieties (mild, hot, fire-roasted, etc.). Make sure you select the right one for you and your guests!

great side dish

If you desire an even richer more flavorful version of this mashed potatoes recipe you can add a cup of Monterey Jack Cheese on step 3.

plate of food

Did you know you can also make mashed potatoes in a pressure cooker? Check out my Instant Pot Bacon and Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Mexican Mashed Potatoes recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Russet Potatoes, Unsalted Butter, Heavy Cream, Green Chilies, Taco Seasoning, Salt and Pepper.

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a full boil. Add the chopped potatoes. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Drain the water from the pot.
  2. Add the butter, heavy cream, green chilies, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mash to the desired consistency using a potato masher. Stir in taco seasoning.

Printable Recipe Card

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

A super simple mashed potatoes recipe packed full of flavor. You will never have mashed potatoes any other way after you have these!
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot

Ingredients
 

  • 3 lbs Russet Potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, 1/2 stick
  • ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 oz Green Chilies
  • 1.25 oz Taco Seasoning, equiv. 2 generous tablespoons
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a full boil. Add the chopped potatoes. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Drain the water from the pot.
  • Add the butter, heavy cream, green chilies, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mash to the desired consistency using a potato masher. Stir in taco seasoning.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 420mgPotassium: 722mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 811IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Linda says:

    These Mexican Mashed Potatoes are super. The heavy whipping cream makes all the difference. The potatoes are very creamy.

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