Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Cream Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on February 11, 2009

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Papas Chorreadas Recipe

Papas Chorreadas is a typical Colombian side dish, born in the Andean zone of the country, these creamy potatoes are delicious with meat dishes. And they are a must as a side dish for Sobrebarriga al Horno.
You can make a vegetarian version of papas chorreadas using vegetable bouillon instead of the chicken bouillon.

MyColombian Recipes Paps Chorriadas




  • 8 medium red potatoes, partially peeled
  • 1 tablet chicken bouillon
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups dice tomatoes
  • 3 scallions cut into 2 inches long
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Colombian Paps


  1. Place the potatoes and chicken bouillon in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil and cook about 30 minutes until tender. Drain and set a side.
  2. SAUCE
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and tomatoes, stir and cook about 7 minutes. Add garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir and cook 2 minutes more.
  4. dd cream, cilantro and cheese. Mix well and turn down the heat and cook for 3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  5. In a serving dish place the potatoes and pour the sauce on top. Serve them hot.
  6. Papas Chorreadas recipe

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Respondon November 19, 2009 at 10:42 PM

The amazing thing is that you have every little detail just perfectly–the potatoes for this dish are, indeed, “partially peeled” :) This is the kind of everyday recipe I have been looking for. Restaurante Montserrate in Arlington VA has some pretty good papas chorreadas if you live in DC and don’t feel like making them.


2 Ivan November 8, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Are there other variations? My mom’s friend made some this weekend and they were a little bit spicy.


3 Erica November 8, 2010 at 11:01 AM

Ivan- This is my mother’s recipe….. and it is very traditional!


4 Consuelo December 14, 2010 at 8:25 AM

I love these potatoes (Papas Chorriadas)….We always make them for my family.


5 ana maria January 2, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Erica, la felicito por sus recetas ysu weebside ahora solo cocino con sus recetas, para ano nuevo hice los tamales y me quedaron muy deliciosos hic 70 y se me acabaron hay mismo tambien hice el aji,el pandebono y muchas otras cosas mas. seria muy bueno que hicieras un libro con todas las recetas, me encanta cocinar y la verdad sus recetas son perfetas de pre4parar muchas gracias, y que tengas un gran ano nuevo. ana maria (colombiana de corazon) desde San Diego te mando un gran abrazo


6 Diana Lopez January 24, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Just wanted to give this recipe a huge thumbs up. I made it as a side dish to my fabulous pork ribs and this didn’t disappoint. I had never had papas chorreadas before and was always curious about them. They were fantastic. I used canned diced tomatoes which I think helped make the sauce even tastier.


7 Yuly Rivera February 7, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Deliciosas!! Nunca había probado papas chorreadas con queso. My husband loved them.

Thank you.


8 Sonia April 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM

You really keep to the traditional flavors of Colombia on this site,I tried and tasted some of your recipes, although I have found substitutions for the ingredients here in Canada. They are all amazing. Thank you!


9 Constanza July 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I made this recipe for papas chorreadas and it was very good, just like mom’s papas. My kids loved them. thanks!


10 Jorge July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

We made this recipe last weekend and they were delicious with grilled chicken.


11 Julia September 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I made them last night for dinner and they were fantastic.


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