Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake

Mashed potatoes will never be boring again! This Tasty Tex-Mex Mashed Potato Bake gets a spicy kick with the addition of chorizo sausage, green chiles, and pepper Jack cheese. 

Mashed Potato Bakes
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 to 8 servings


  • 4 pounds baking potatoes

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 1/4 cups warm buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup warm milk

  • 1/4 cup melted butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles

  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded pepper Jack cheese

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked chorizo sausage


  1. Peel potatoes; cut into 2-inch pieces. Bring potatoes, 2 tsp. salt, and water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; boil 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return potatoes to Dutch oven, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes or until potatoes are dry.

  2. Mash potatoes with a potato masher to desired consistency. Stir in warm buttermilk, warm milk, melted butter, pepper, and 1 tsp. salt, stirring just until blended.

  3. Stir in green chiles, pepper Jack cheese, and chorizo sausage, and spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 2 1/2-qt. baking dish or 8 (10-oz.) ramekins. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.

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