Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

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

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

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

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 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

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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.


Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about one cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 quarts water
8 ounces red potatoes
1 ounce reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
2 Tbsp non-fat buttermilk
2 tsp reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp pickled jalapeno

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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 147 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 489mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 16% Iron 6%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 604 mg
Magnesium 34 mg