This comforting potato dish is easy to make and delicious with any main dish. Perfect for dinner parties or a simple meal during the week.
What is Chupe de Papas?
It is a traditional Colombian side dish popular in the Andean region of the country. It’s basically potatoes cooked in milk, topped with cheese. There are different variations of Chupe de Papa, some cooks add spices, tomatoes and onions to the dish, others add color, while others add cheese. All the versions of this dish are simple to make, delicious and perfect served with beef, seafood or poultry.
Every family has its own recipe for Chupe de Papa in Colombia. It's usually made with Russet potatoes, but there is also a variation made with papa criolla, an Andean small yellow potato, popular in Colombian cuisine.
I made mine without the vegetables, but if you prefer that version, just make a cup of hogao and add it to the water and milk mixture to cook the potatoes.
Chupe de Papa Recipe (Colombian-Style Potatoes)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 russet potatoes peeled
- ½ cup whole milk
- ¾ cup water
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon color
- ½ cup shredded mozzarella or queso blanco
- Cut each potato into 4 portions, lengthwise.
- Mix the milk with the water in a pot, add the cumin, salt, pepper and the color.
- Add the potatoes and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, add the butter and continue cooking for about 5 minutes more or until tender, but firm.
- Place the cooked potatoes in a serving dish with the sauce and sprinkle the grated cheese on top. You can place the potatoes under the broiler for a couple of minutes if you prefer the cheese to be melted. Serve immediately.
What to Serve with this Dish
if you are looking for main dishes to serve chupe de papa. Here are a few recipes I enjoy serving it with
Breaded Chicken Cutlet (Chuleta de Pollo)
Colombian Style Roasted Chicken Legs
More Potato Dishes to Try
Stuffed Potatoes (Papa Rellena)
The liquid from the milk and cooked potatoes.
Lauren B Speisman
I think it's https://www.mycolombianrecipes.com/homemade-powdered-seasoning/
Por favor, ¿qué es el ingrediente que se llama "Color"?
ground color or sazón goya
In Colombia color is shorthand for ground achiote (annatto) but it can also mean paprika.
Oh i wasn't sure about the color, but when in doubt use cayenne! or paprika! These potatoes were uper easy to cook and also pretty tasty. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing part of your culture with the internet!!
Oh y goodness, we love this recipe! We use smoked paprika for the “color”
So easy and simple. Great comfort food. Thank you for sharing!
In the states, you can purchase a seasoning that comes in packets called, “Sazon Goya con culantro y achiote”.
You can find it in the spice aisle or the Hispanic food aisle. It comes in a box with little seasoning packets inside. This will give it color and wonderful flavor. I usually use two packets when I am seasoning my food for flavor or color.