Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes



Serving size

about one cup
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and leftovers are fair.

Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes


2 quart Water
1/2 pound Red potatoes
1 Ounce Reduced fat monterey jack cheese (shredded)
2 Tbsp Reduced fat buttermilk
2 tsp. Reduced fat sour cream
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
2 tsp. Pickled jalapeno peppers (minced)


Place the water in a large stock pot over high heat.

Quarter the potatoes and add to the stock pot. Cover with water by about an inch. Bring to boil and then reduce heat until the water is simmering.

Cook the potatoes about 15 - 20 minutes until slightly soft in the middle. They should give when squeezed.

Remove from heat and drain water. Add cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, salt, pepper, and minced jalapeno. Mash potatoes until creamy.

WE like to leave some chunks in our potatoes. If you like them smooth it is best to use a potato ricer because over mashing will result in pasty potatoes.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for flour or modified food starch in pre-shredded cheese. Check for modified food starch in sour cream.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

You can use fresh jalapeno with this as well, mincing it fine. There’s a slightly different flavor between the fresh and pickled, with the fresh being spicier. If you do use fresh begin with less — maybe only a teaspoon and adjust for flavor. The potatoes shouldn’t be so spicy as to overpower any dish you might serve with them.

"This is a great German potato ricer. It's good and solid. You see, the potato goes in and you go schoooom and out she comes! I love great big things like this, it really works very well. Of course it all comes apart for washing, so it's a very practical instrument."

Julia Child, Genius