Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes

Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes

Abuelos Papas con Chile aka Tex-Mex mashed potatoes

Tex-Mex mashed potatoes is one of my all time favorite side dishes. These papas con chile are creamy and a little spicy. These go great with any Mexican entree including these:


This recipe came from an extremely popular restaurant in Texas. Now that same restaurant is in multiple states and I highly recommend you eat there if you ever get a chance. We ate at the Abuelos in Orlando in May and as always it was outstanding!

Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes


3 lbs. red potatoes
3 oz cream cheese – cut into 2″ squares
½ cup heavy cream
10 oz Velveeta – cut into 2 ” squares
½ TBS salt
¾ tsp granulated garlic
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup diced red bell peppers
½ cup diced green bell peppers
2 cans chopped green chiles
½ cup chopped green onion tops
2 TBS of finely chopped jalapeño – seeds removed


1. Wash and scrub potatoes until clean
2. Place potatoes in a pot covered with water and boil until soft.
3 .Drain potatoes
4. Add the rest of ingredients and mash. Be sure all ingredients are incorporated well.


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By | 2018-07-25T20:26:19-07:00 October 16th, 2011|Recipe, Tex-Mex recipe|4 Comments

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Meagan is the author and host of Mommy Travels, a family travel and lifestyle blog. She has been traveling the world with her three kids for over a decade and loves sharing her adventures and tips with others.


  1. Shannon Entin September 4, 2014 at 7:16 am - Reply

    This looks SO yummy!

  2. Meagan April 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I am glad you liked it. I ate them a few weeks ago, still one of my favorites!

  3. Sam November 13, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    WOW!Tex-Mex Mashed Potatoes. I thought these were going to be full of unhealthy caloric stuff, but no…just tasty stuff! Anxious to try these.

  4. Meagan April 27, 2016 at 9:03 am - Reply

    I would say 6 – 8 adults.

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