chunky chipotle mashed potatoes


Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Chunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

Puré de Papa con Chipotle

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Cooking time

30 minutes

Rate this recipe

5 from 6 votes


  • 3 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 chile from chipotles in adobo sauce chopped, or to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sauce from chipotles in adobo sauce optional
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • To taste kosher or coarse sea salt
  • To taste freshly ground black pepper

To Prepare

  • Rinse and quarter the potatoes. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes over medium- high heat, or until thoroughly cooked and soft. Drain.
  • In a large, heavy skillet set over medium heat, add the chunks of butter. Once it melts and begins to bubble, stir in the scallions and cook for a couple of minutes until they soften. Add the chopped chipotle chile and combine well. Add the cooked potatoes along with the milk.
  • Using a potato masher or a wooden spoon, mash the potatoes roughly as you mix them with the chipotle and scallion mixture. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Serve hot.


20comments inChunky Chipotle Mashed Potatoes

  1. MaryF

    Jul 30

    We are having guests for dinner this weekend, and once I started looking at your links, I couldn’t decide what to make!

    settled on the pork with sweet citrus sauce (not correct name…), and saw your links to the chipotle potatoes and a tomato and cotija salad, which I will also make. Everything sounds wonderful, and I can’t wait to try LOTS of your ideas! I am a fan of our pressure cooker, so will undoubtedly do my best to convert some of the recipes to that method; espcially as we are embarking on a several week road trip in our RV, and when we have power, we like to make meals for a few days in our pressure cooker.

    I just discovered you, but looking forward to getting to know you and your wonderful food better! Will try to post a follow-up after we feed our friends in a couple of days…! 🙂

    1. Pati Jinich

      Aug 11

      I hope you and your friends enjoyed the menu you chose Mary and that you are enjoying the road trip!

  2. Colleen

    Jul 10

    I made the Oaxacan Chicken with Oregano and Garlic with these Mashed Potatoes. They were a hit with my husband, who was surprised that these were Mexican recipes! (He’s still stuck in the American Mexican restaurant rut) I can’t wait to surprise him with more of your recipes! My grandmother was from San Antonio, TX, so we were raised with her yearly Tex-Mex dinner for the whole family. I sure miss those days. Thanks for sharing your love of Mexico!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jul 25

      Thanks to you Colleen for the kind words! And so happy that your husband is enjoying your real Mexican food 🙂 Keep surprising him.

  3. Arlene

    Mar 04

    I love these! I also love these chipotles in adobo sauce. I’ve started adding them to my chili. It adds a Smokey depth. I love your show Pati, and I love your stories about the food you make. You can tell you have a passion about food, and you’ve passed that on to your boys! Beautiful family.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 04

      Thanks for the kind words Arlene! As you may know by watching the show, our family is very fond of Chipotles in Adobo as well 🙂 🙂

  4. Maris

    Mar 04

    Whenever I make a Mexican style meal, it always turns into a party atmosphere. So I am making Mexican style food more and more when guests come over. What I love about this dish is that it is easily made in the slow cooker/ crock pot. The WARM setting keeps the potatoes at perfect serving temperature up to 2 hours after they finish cooking, no babysitting required. Perfect for those hot days when we do our grilling (steaks, corn, tortillas, chicken) outside. Thank you for a lovely recipe.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Mar 04

      Thanks to you for giving it a chance Maris 😉 Now I want it to be summer so I can grill some steaks as well!

  5. Jasmine

    Jan 14

    Just made these tonight and they turned out delicious! Added more butter and milk bc we like em creamey😊. The onions were delicious! Next time I’ll go ahead and add the sauce. Just the one Chipotle got lost in all those potatoes😉

    1. Pati

      Jan 14

      So glad you enjoyed them, Jasmine!

  6. Brenda

    Dec 23

    Pati you have changed the way I cook and eat. Since making these potatoes I am hooked on chipotles in adobe sauce. I want to put it in everything. I’ve also started toasting things in my cast iron skillet. Garlic, onions and even bay leaves. I’m always trying to add another layer of flavor, like you have taught me. Thank you for all your recipes and tips on cooking.

    1. Pati

      Dec 26

      That is so awesome! Thank you Brenda for sharing!

  7. Shari

    Nov 22

    This looks so good- I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing : )

    1. Pati

      Nov 27


  8. Rachel

    Nov 20

    This recipe sounds great thanks for the great shows on tv!

    1. Pati

      Nov 20

      Thank you, Rachel!

  9. Nancy

    Aug 08

    Would like to see Chunky Chipotle mash potatoe and Chayote salad , again on your show. Thanks so much.

    1. Pati

      Aug 08

      You can catch all the past season on Amazon! Also check out the clip on YouTube

  10. Nancy

    Aug 08

    I saw this in your show. I made it and my family loved it so did I. Thanks very much for sharing exquisite dish xoxox

    1. Pati

      Aug 08

      Thank YOU Nancy!

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