Microwave Southwestern Mashed Potatoes

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins


1 1/2pounds small white potatoes
1can (4 1/2-ounce) diced mild green chiles
1/2cup fat-free sour cream
1/3cup low-fat pepper jack cheese
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon salt
1medium tomato, chopped


  1. Place potatoes in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. (If using plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic).
  2. Microwave on HIGH 8 minutes or until potatoes are tender with pierced with a fork.
  3. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add chiles, sour cream, cheese, cumin and salt. Mash with a potato masher or a mixer at medium speed until fairly creamy. Stir in tomato.

Recipe by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough for the United States Potato Board.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 330mg
  • Potassium 150mg
  • Carbohydrate 38g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Vitamin C 30%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 2%