Southwest Mashed Potatoes

Side Dish

At a Glance

  • Potato Type: White
  • Prep Method: Microwave
  • Special Requests: Kid Friendly
  • Cuisine: Latin / Hispanic
  • Yield: 4
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Re-introducing…your microwave! You will be amazed with the flavor of this American favorite, with or without the Southwest flavor. Or try roasted-style or Au Gratin potatoes, both ready in just over 10 minutes. Who knew potatoes could be so convenient?   If requiring a gluten-free recipe, check the label of the indicated (*) recipe ingredients to ensure they are gluten-free.


1 1/2 pounds small white potatoes

One 4 1/2-ounce can diced mild green chiles (8 tablespoons)

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream*

1/3 cup low-fat pepper jack cheese*

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup fresh tomato, diced


Place potatoes in an 8-inch square microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. (If covering the dish with plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic.)

Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Use oven mitts or pot holders to remove the dish from the microwave; pour the potatoes into a large bowl.

Add the chiles, sour cream, cheese, cumin, and salt. Mash with a potato masher or an electric mixer at medium speed until fairly creamy. Stir in the tomato.

Calories: 243 Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 285mg Vitamin C: 53% Fiber: 3g Protein: 10g Potassium: 916mg

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