Cheesy Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes

Elevate and spice up your mashed potatoes with jalapeños, cheese, and bacon.

Cheesy Jalapeño Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • water
  • 8 tablespoons butter, reserved
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 (4 ounce) can jalapeño
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 5 strips bacon cooked. chopped


  1. Add potatoes to a large pot. Cover with water and heat over high heat, boil for about 20 minutes or until softened.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Drain the potatoes and add to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add 7 tablespoons butter, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, and salt.
  5. Mix with a potato masher or for creamier potatoes use a hand or stand mixer. Stir in jalapeño. Add 1 cup cheddar cheese and stir to combine.
  6. Spoon the potato mixture into the dish. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
  7. In a small saucepan add the tablespoon of butter and the panko bread crumbs.
  8. Cook over medium heat until just toasted.
  9. Sprinkle on top of the potatoes.
  10. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  11. Top with bacon and chives. Serve warm and enjoy!