Red Chile Mashed Potatoes

The deep orange color of this mash may make your brain think you're about to tuck into some whipped squash, but one taste tells you otherwise. The homemade New Mexican red chile sauce is a good match for the russets, letting just enough of their earthy flavor shine through.

Red Chile Mashed Potatoes
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, diced

  • ¼ cup New Mexican Red Chile (see Associated Recipe)

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and add water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, covered, until the potatoes are very tender, 13 to 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine cream, butter and chile sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then remove from heat.

  3. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher or pass them through a potato ricer. Add the cream mixture, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. (See Tip.) Serve topped with parsley, if desired.


To keep the potatoes warm until serving time, cover with wax paper and place over a pan of barely simmering water for up to 1 hour.

Associated Recipe

New Mexican Red Chile

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
11g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Vitamin A 2074IU 41%
Sodium 368mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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