Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Cream and Cheese Sauce)

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Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Cream and Cheese Sauce)|

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.

Papas Chorreadas (Potatoes with Cream Sauce)

Red potatoes covered with a delicious sauce made with scallions, tomatoes, cream and cheese. You can also make a vegetarian version of papas chorreadas using vegetable bouillon instead of the chicken bouillon.

Papas chorreadas are a Colombian specialty - red potatoes smothered in a delicious sauce made with onions, tomatoes and cheese.




  • 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 Papas Chorreadas


  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. 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.
  3. Add cream, cilantro and cheese. Mix well and turn down the heat and cook for 3 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  4. In a serving dish place the potatoes and pour the sauce on top. Serve them hot.
  5. Papas Chorreadas Recipe
    Papas Chorreadas recipe

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  1. Respondon says

    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. ana maria says

    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

  3. Diana Lopez says

    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.

  4. Sonia says

    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!

  5. Constanza says

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

  6. Pilar says

    These Papas Chorreadas are wonderful. I served the with roasted chicken, the perfect side dish. I love your Colombian food.

  7. Ann says

    I love your Colombian recipes. These Papas Chorreadas Colombianas are absolutely delicious. I make them twicea month. Keep posting all your wonderful Colombian food.

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