Jalapeno Popper Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 5red potatoes, cubed
  • salt to taste
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 5green onions, chopped
  • 1jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, or more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green onions, jalapeno pepper, and garlic until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix green onion mixture and cream cheese together in a bowl; add remaining 1/4 cup butter and stir until butter melts. Add sour cream and mix well.

  • Step 3

    Mix cream cheese mixture with the potatoes using a potato masher until most of the lumps are gone; season with salt.

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