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Cheesy Southwest Mashed Potatoes

Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 (1/2 cup servings)
This mashed potato recipe is a quick dish you can prepare in 30 minutes or less.


  • 3 lbs red potatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced
  • 2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chiles, drained
  • 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper powder


  1. Fill a large stockpot with water, add potatoes & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium & simmer until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, return potatoes to stockpot & set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion & sauté 5 minutes or until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in bell peppers & jalapeño. Sauté another 3-5 minutes. Stir in chilies & remove from heat.
  4. Add milk & yogurt to the potatoes. Mash thoroughly. Add cheese, onion mixture & chipotle pepper to stockpot. Mix well. Add additional milk if needed.



Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products to make healthy homemade dishes that are low in saturated fat.

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per recipe
Serving size 1/2 cup (202g)
Amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
    Total Sugars 4g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars
Protein 7g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 174mg 15%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 646mg 15%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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