Mashed Potatoes with Mexican Chili-Cheese Topper

Mashed Potatoes with Mexican Chili-Cheese Topper

Quick-to-fix spuds solve your what-to-make-for-dinner dilemma -- see the variation for an Italian Pesto-Sour Cream Topper.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Potatoes
2 2/3
cups water
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
2/3
cup milk
2
cups Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® mashed potatoes (dry)
Topper
1
can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained
1
can (14 1/2 oz) salsa-styled diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1/2
cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, butter and salt to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in milk and dry potatoes just until moistened. Let stand about 30 seconds or until liquid is absorbed; whip with fork.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, cook beans and tomatoes over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Spoon onto individual servings of potatoes. Sprinkle with cheese and onions.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you like, you can serve these toppers on baked instead of mashed potatoes.
Substitution
Although the flavor will not be as intense, you can substitute chopped pimientos for the roasted red bell peppers in the Italian Pesto-Sour Cream Topper.
Variation
For Italian Pesto-Sour Cream Topped Potatoes, in small bowl, mix 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup basil pesto and 2 tablespoons chopped drained roasted red bell peppers. Spoon onto individual servings of potatoes; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 1640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55g
    • (Dietary Fiber 8g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.