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Tex-Mex Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Recipe - "Papas con Chile"

A cheesy mashed potatoes recipe done Tex-Mex style with two types of cheese, chile peppers and chorizo, aka "Papas con Chile". The perfect side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: potatoes, Tex-Mex
Servings: 6
Calories: 244kcal


  • 1 pound red or yellow potatoes I used yellow here
  • 6 ounces chorizo
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 shallot or small white onion chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup shredded yellow cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons crema or sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped cilantro for serving


  • Quarter the potatoes and set them into a pot of salted water. Be sure they are covered. Bring the pot to a boil and boil the potatoes about 15 minutes, or until they are tender enough to break apart with a fork. Drain and set into a large bowl.
  • While potatoes are cooking, heat a large pan to medium heat. Add chorizo and cook about 5 minutes, or until cooked through. Set into the large bowl.
  • To the pan, add peppers and shallot/onion. You should still have the oils from the chorizo, but if needed, add a dash of olive oil. Cook about 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add garlic and stir. Cook another minute. Into the mixing bowl it all goes.
  • Add cheddar cheese, cream cheese and crema or sour cream. Just add half the crema at first, then add more in to your desired creaminess. Mash it all up with a masher or stir with a large fork.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with sprinkled cilantro!


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 28.3mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg