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Colombian mashed Potatoes

Naco o Puré de Papas (Colombian-Style Mashed Potatoes)

Erica Dinho
5 from 6 votes


  • 2 pounds yellow potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream or crema de leche
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup shredded queso blanco or mozarella cheese
  • Ground cumin for garnish
  • Scallion for garnish


  • Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a medium pan, add the salt, and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce heat to medium. Cook until potatoes are tender.
  • Heat the milk in a pot over medium heat until simmering. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove the potatoes from the heat and drain off the water. Mash the potatoes and add the milk, butter, egg yolks and cheese & stir to combine. Sprinkle with ground cumin and scallions. Serve warm.
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