Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cowboy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Apr 28, 2014

Cowboy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Hey everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend! My weekend was fantastic! My younger sister, daughter and I traveled to Mankato to visit my older sister and her family. We ate at a couple great restaurants, went to the Pioneer Power Tractor Show and Antique Flea Market in Le Sueur, and cooked some amazing food! Here are some pics of our adventures!

Left: My sisters and I taking a pic in a random mirror! This one was at the antique flea market!
Middle: A gigantic Pyrex collection at the flea market! Oh how I would've loved to buy each and every piece!
Right: One of the most amazing restaurants ever! Henderson RoadHaus in Henderson, MN! Keep an eye out for a future review!

One of the recipes my brother-in-law prepared were these amazing Cowboy Mashed Potatoes! I wasn't too sure about them at first... the ingredient combo is a little unusual to me, but they are so delicious! They are not spicy from the jalapeno, in fact, it adds a great flavor. I love all the veggies mixed in. Total comfort food! Top with a little butter and salt and pepper for the perfect side!

Cowboy Mashed Potatoes (click here to print recipe)

What you need:
2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
1 jalapeno pepper, rib and seeds removed, sliced
12 ounces carrots, peeled and julienned into 1 inch pieces
4 cloves garlic
1- 10 ounce package white and yellow corn, thawed
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper, as needed

Place potatoes, jalapeno, carrots and garlic cloves into a large pot. Cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain water from the pot.

Stir in the corn and butter and mash with a potato masher until you reach desired consistency. Mix in the cheese, salt and pepper. Serve. 

Recipe photo taken by: Shannon of In Blurred Focus

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  1. I am so glad you loved them!! I had such an amazing weekend with you!!

  2. These look amazing, I love the twist on the mashed potatoes.

  3. Yummy it's a meal all it's own! I am jealous of the Pyrex finds!

  4. I keep picking up random Pyrex pieces, and I think my husband is going to make me go sell it all at a flea market soon! lol.
    These potatoes look delicious! I bet the combination of flavors makes them really tasty!

    1. Thanks, Jamie! I keep telling myself I don't need to buy more, but I can't resist! Lol

  5. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  6. These look delicious! I have never seen mashed potatoes with carrots and corn - yum!

  7. I've made these before minus the carrots and they are so good. I love carrots but I'm the only one.

  8. This looks so delicious and easy! Would love for you to stop over by my blog, where I share many recipes also :)

  9. These sound absolutely delish to me! Great way to change things up! :)


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