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Mashed Potatoes with a Mexican Kick!

Posted by on Feb. 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Sometimes you just need to spice things up, and this recipe for mashed potatoes ole is just what we needed last week. Everyone was working hard - the kids had a science fair. The husband was working late on a presentation. And I was knee deep in housework and laundry. We served these potatoes along side spicy slow cooked chicken (thanks to my slow cooker) and a side salad. Quick and easy! The kids loved it, and are now requesting a repeat of these delish potatoes. Here's how to make them:


1 package (7.2 ounces) Betty Crocker® roasted garlic mashed potatoes

2 1/2 cups hot water

1 1/3 cups milk

1/4 cup margarine or butter

1 1/2 cups Cheddar French-fried onions

3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

3/4 cup Old El Paso® salsa (any variety)

3 tablespoons sliced ripe olives or Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, if desired

Sour cream, if desired

Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

 

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Make potatoes as directed on package for 2 pouches (8 servings), using hot water, milk and margarine. Stir in 3/4 cup of the onions.
  2. Spread mixture in ungreased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Spread salsa over cheese. Top with olives and remaining onions.
  3. Bake uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are golden. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.

Moms, what are your favorite south of the boarder inspired dishes?

by on Feb. 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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crissy1200
by on Feb. 27, 2012 at 2:54 AM

that looks really good I am going to have try to make this one night 

Flaca43
by Platinum Member on Feb. 27, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Looks yummy! Have to try this. I love enchiladas! Oh man! I also love tamales.

supergirl_mommy
by Silver Member on Feb. 27, 2012 at 8:42 AM
Yummy!! My moms super nachos.
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itsblissmas
by on Feb. 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Oh my word, these sound sooooo AWESOME! I just LOVE mashed potatoes and up for any suggestions to make them differently. Thank you SOOOO MUCH!!! I so can't wait to try these!

good

 

OliviasMommy611
by Brittney on Feb. 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Oh nachos!

Quoting supergirl_mommy:

Yummy!! My moms super nachos.
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on Feb. 27, 2012 at 12:49 PM
We love all kinds! We had Mexican last night.
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amyjane22
by Amy on Feb. 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Very creative!

My favorite is chicken enchiladas.
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BrittniMoyer
by Member on Feb. 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

mashed potatoes are a staple in our house.

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aidansmommy219
by Platinum Member on Feb. 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM

 that looks awesome...minus the olives. and i'd use real potatoes lol.. i just can't will myself to make instant potatoes if i don't have to lol.

nachos are a favorite. fajitas, enchiladas..i love mexican food...mmmm

lillucky8
by on Feb. 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM
Ooh, looks yummy!
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