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Quick Cheddar-Chipotle Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Have leftover mashed white potatoes and don't a second-day serving of same-old, same-old? Be creative, try his cheddar-chipotle mashed potatoes recipe. It is quick and easy because it starts with leftover mashed potatoes and seasoned with garlic flakes and onion flakes. Quick. Easy. Tasty.


3 cups mashed white potatoes*
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded*
1 tblspn chipotle peppers, finely chopped*
1 tspn onion flakes
1 tspn garlic flakes
1/2 tspn dill
1/2 tspn rosemary
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup of milk if necessary


Add chipotle peppers, onion and garlic flakes, dill and rosemary to 3 cups of mashed potatoes. If you need a bit of milk to loosen the potatoes, do so now. Whip and let rest for 2 or 3 minutes. Add cheddar cheese and blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put mixture into oven proof dish and place under broiler until lightly browned. Great with pork chops or steak and a green salad.

Serves 5 or 6

*You may want to use a good brand of instant mashed potatoes for this recipe. I recommend Betty Crocker brand. Prepare potatoes according to package directions, then proceed with recipe.
*Buying packaged shredded cheddar cheese makes this chore easy, just open and pour. However, you can save money by shredding bulk cheese yourself.
*Use rubber gloves to chop chipotle peppers or any hot pepper.
*This makes a nice addition to a brunch menu. Sample menu: cheddar-chipotle mashed potatoes, soft scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, sauteed mushrooms, warmed sliced tomatoes and spinach salad. See recipes in related links.

The Williams-Sonoma Collection: Potato. Available from Amazon or other book sellers

Another good book for potato recipes is Nika Hazelton's Way with Vegetables: The Unabridged Vegetable Cookbook. There are only a few pages pertaining to white potatoes but the recipes are excellent. This cook book is difficult to find, you may be able to find one from an Amazon's seller or at flea market or book sale. It is worth looking for.

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