Cheese Topped Mashed Potatoes With Green Chile Recipe

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Cheese Topped Mashed Potatoes with Green Chile

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I got this recipe several years ago and tweaked it to our taste. You can peel the potatoes if you want and also mash them so there are no chunks. We happen to like the skins and also like them chunky.
This dish is always a big hit. If I take it to a gathering there are never any left overs. If I make it for just the 2 of us then we can have them 3 nights in a row with left over chicken or pork with mole sauce. They also go well with baked pork chops with spicy Latin seasonings or even a BBQ'd steak.
Cook time includes boiling the potatoes.

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8 to 10 hearty servings


20 Min


1 Hr




5 lb
russet potatoes, unpeeled and scrubbed well, and then chopped into approximately 1" pieces.
bay leaves, dried
1/2 c
softened butter.
1 c
heavy cream, add more if you prefer a creamier texture, do not use milk or half and half.
1-7 oz
can chopped green chiles or more to taste.
2 tsp
kosher salt, divided.
1/2 tsp
freshly cracked pepper, or to taste.
1/2 to 1 tsp
granulated garlic.
1/4 c
sliced green onions, white and green parts.
2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese or a combination of both.

Directions Step-By-Step

Place the potatoes and Bay leaves in a large pot and cover with water. Add 1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Boil them until fork tender.
Drain them and remove the Bay leaves then put them back in the pot and place the pot back on the stove over a very low fire and using a potato masher begin mashing the potatoes til they are partially mashed but still chunky,
Add the butter, cream, green onions, green chile, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Gently fold in the added ingredients until everything is evenly mixed. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
Place the potatoes in an oven safe baking dish and top with the shredded cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until cheese is melted, but not quite browned, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let sit for 5 mins before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #comfort-food