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Puré de papa con chipotle
Serves 6

3 pounds red potatoes
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 scallions
1 chile from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, or to taste
1 to 2 tablespoon chipotles in adobo sauce, optional
1/2 cup milk
Kosher or sea salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

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.


Absolutely the best mashed potatoes ever. Simply yet full of flavor without the burn. Thanks Pati!

Gracias, Carla! Thank you for trying them.

I made the chipotle mashed potatoes and my family loved them. Super delicious thanks

I saw this episode as the first in the second season! I made the potatoes that night and they were delicious! I will be making them again soon–maybe tomorrow! (even my son, who hates mashed potatoes, loved them! :-)
I love your second season and can’t wait to see all of the episodes…the only thing is I miss you saying “and turn ordinary ingredients into something beautiful” (that always makes me smile :-)

Wow!!!! I tried this recipe and it was wonderful. I watched your show for the first time yesterday and now am going to be a faithful watcher. Thank you.

I made these last night and they were really tasty. The preparation was a snap. I can see why you call them comfort food.

Hola Margie, They are so comforting. Thank you for trying the recipe!

Just saw your show and this dish looked so delicious! And I loved the fact that it is so easy to make! Defiantly I am going to make this..Am a new fan also!

Thank you so much, Brandi! I’m glad you found the show!!

Hola pati!
My mother in law and I found your show last year and we soooo enjoyed your recipes and you!
I can’t wait to try the chayote squash:-)
I may have to change the way I spell my name!
Thank you for you!
Patty Gabriel

Hi Patty, You are so kind! Thank you so much to you, and your mother in law, for watching the show!!

Really good and easy to make!

Thank you!!

Hi Pati,

I used this as my filling for Tacos Dorados de Papa and it was so good! Perfect for meatless Fridays during Lent!

Gracias paisana!


What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing, Ernestina.

Hi Pati,

We love your show and we can’t wait to try this recipe! Looks easy and delicious.

Thank you so much, Lauren!!

I just watched you show for the first time. Yum! I can’t wait to try the chicken and chipotle mashed potatoes.( I actually had a can of the peppers and didn’t not know what to do with them) I am so excited to try out the recipes I always wondered what to do with the chayote squash I see.

Thank you! I am so happy you found the show!! Please let me know how the recipes turn out for you.

I am so excited watching your show and seeing the recipe for chipotle potato salad, I cannot wait to make it

Thank you, Shirley!!

Dear Pati,
Love these potatoes. What to do with leftovers? So I did this:

Sauteed onions and peppers (any color or kind you have). Then I added some or all of the leftover potatoes. I cooked them until lightly browned and softened and hot. Added addtional butter and topped with eggs. Covered until desired doneness of eggs. Uncover, drool and dish up.

It is wonderful beginning to a day or can me dinner. Love your show.

This sounds DELICIOUS Diana! Will follow your lead ; )

The Chunky Mashed Potatoes are the absolute best I’ve ever made. I found your show on Create and I’ve fallen in love with all of the chefs. What I like about your focus is experiencing Mexican dishes I’ve never experienced. I’m anxious to try the other dishes from this show. Thanks so much….

Thank YOU for trying my recipes!

I wach you show for the first time I think is great l learn a lot is great to learn new receipt

I hope you try many of the recipes, Carmen!

Wow! My family loved the Chicken Milanesa and Chipotle mashed potatoes. My grandson said “I could have those potatoes every night”! Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes. Love your show. Continued success.

A very happy Abuelita.

Hi Lydia, Thank so much for making it for your family! Tell your grandson this was one of my favorite meals when I was a kid.

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