Mexican-style mashed potatoes

Use this mashed potatoes as a basic side, or the filling for some of the most common mexican recipes like our traditional mole enchiladas and enchiladas in green tomato sauce.


  • 4 medium size baking potatoes (Russets make the fluffiest mash but other yellow or white varieties like Gold rush, Perline or Yukon gold work well for this recipe)
  • 1 medium size onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable or chicken broth mix
  • Pickled jalapeños, finely chopped; or chili flakes (optional)


Chop the potatoes in small cubes; cook them in a pot with sufficient water and a tablespoon of salt. Bring to boil, cook until tender. When ready, strain the potatoes and reserve.

In a skillet at medium heat, fry the onion and garlic cloves with the olive oil and butter; cook for a few minutes until the onion caramelizes. Add the potatoes, milk and jalapeño peppers or chili flakes (optional). If the potatoes are very tender you won’t need to use a potato masher, just stir a few times to mix the ingredients well. Season with salt and pepper, vegetable or chicken broth mix and a pinch of smoked paprika for extra flavour.

Buen provecho! Enjoy!

Author: Aída Guerra

Foodie, Mexican-Canadian with a passion to share my favourite recipies.

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