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Chupe de Papa (Colombian-Style Potatoes)

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.

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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.

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Chupe de Papa Recipe (Colombian-Style Potatoes)

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 10 mins

cook time fifteen mins

total time 25 mins

course side dish

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

calories 228 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 russet potatoes peeled
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup toilet
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon color
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella or white cheese


  • 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.


calories: 228kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 9gfat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgsodium: 119mgpotassium: 960mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 134UIVitamin C: 12mgcalcium: 187mgIron: 2mg

keyword Chupe de papas, Colombian Food, potato recipes

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

Colombian Style Roasted Chicken Legs

Stuffed Beef (Stuffed Capon)

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More Potato Dishes to Try

Stuffed Potatoes

Salted Potato

Potato with Cream and Cheese Sauce

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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