Microwave Southwestern Mashed Potatoes

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 8 mins

Pepper jack cheese and cumin transform boring mashed potatoes into something new and delish.


1 1/2 pounds small white potatoes
1 can (4 1/2-ounce) diced mild green chiles
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup low-fat pepper jack cheese
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium tomato, chopped


  1. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. (If using plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic).
  2. Microwave on HIGH 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender with pierced with a fork.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add chiles, sour cream, cheese, cumin and salt. Mash with a potato masher or a mixer at medium speed until fairly creamy. Stir in tomato.

Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough , courtesy of the United States Potato Board



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