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Smashed potatoes with Castello® Tex-Mex Cheese

Smashed potatoes with Castello® Tex-Mex Cheese

Cook 40 min 4 servings

Craving a twist on the classic side dish? Try our flavourful Tex-Mex smashed potatoes recipe. Perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, these potatoes are crowned with layers of creamy, tangy, and spicy notes. Whether you are hosting a dinner party or seeking a family dinner upgrade, this dish promises to be a showstopper.

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  • 600 g potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 180 g Castello® Tex Mex 180g
  • 100 ml mayonnaise
  • 150 g pickled red onions
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chilli, thinly sliced
  • 50 ml chives, roughly chopped


1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender.

2. Gently mix the boiled potatoes with olive oil, paprika powder, and salt.

3. Use a flat surface like a small bowl or a spatula to mash the potatoes, then place them on a baking tray.

4. Add a layer of grated Tex-Mex cheese on top of each potato.

5. Bake in the oven at 180°C for approx. 20 minutes until the cheese melts and the potatoes turn crispy.

6. Garnish each potato with mayonnaise, pickled red onions, jalapeño, and chives.

Try this easy recipe for smashed potatoes Tex-Mex style

Rethink your traditional smashed potatoes recipe with a Tex-Mex flair. The Tex-Mex cheese brings a bold and spicy punch that will surely tingle your taste buds. But the magic does not stop there. Each potato is garnished with creamy mayonnaise, tangy pickled red onions, spicy jalapeño slices, and fresh chives. Together with the crispy potatoes, it is a delightful play of textures and flavours. Simple to prepare, yet there is nothing simple about the taste.

Different seasoning for different experiences

If you want to switch things up, you can try out different seasonings. For example, consider sprinkling cumin for a smoky touch or a dash of garlic powder for a more intense kick. Whatever you choose, it is sure to bring a fresh taste sensation to the familiar treat. Discover more tasty recipes like our potato and asparagus puff pastry tart with Castello® cheese bake and our bacon mac and cheese with sourdough crumble and Castello® cheese bake.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

When making the perfect smashed potatoes, opt for medium-sized, uniformly shaped ones, as these ensure consistent cooking throughout. But it is not just about the potatoes; your oven plays a pivotal role, too. Always start with a preheated oven. This simple step guarantees that your potatoes cook evenly, and more importantly, it gives them that coveted crispy exterior.

  • What to put on smashed potatoes?

    In this recipe, we top the smashed potatoes with mayonnaise, pickled red onion, a slice of jalapeño, and fresh chives. This combination offers a creamy, tangy, spicy, and fresh burst of flavours, enhancing the overall experience.

  • What goes with smashed potatoes?

    Smashed potatoes pair well with grilled meats, fresh salads, or a savoury stew, as these provide a perfect balance to the potatoes in terms of both textures and flavours.

  • What potatoes to use for smashed potatoes?

    New potatoes and sweet potatoes are the best choices. They are tender, hold their shape after boiling, and offer a naturally buttery or sweet flavour that complements the Tex-Mex twist.