This recipe is a great way to dress up ordinary mashed potatoes – with the zing and spice of our Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce. Lively up your next nightly meal – or try Serious Mash as a way to add some heat to holiday sides. Either way, you’ll enjoy this filling and easy-on-your-pocketbook update to a classic. Oh, and don’t forget to go for the bonus round: cover those potatoes with cheese and bake ’em up. Yum!


2 lb red potatoes, mostly peeled and cubed

1/8 cup sour cream

1/8 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup Tillamook Mexican Blend shredded cheese

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

2 oz (or more if you’re feelin’ feisty) Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce


Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil.

Cook for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain thoroughly.

Add all other ingredients and mash. For a creamier texture, whip in a mixing bowl. Serve hot.

Bonus points: Pour mashed potatoes into an appropriately sized casserole dish, cover with additional cheese, and bake at 325 degrees until the cheese melts.

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