This recipe for creamy potatoes with cheese and tomatoes is adapted from one we found in Sunset Magazine years ago, and is inspired by a classic dish in Colombian cooking—papas chorreadas.
Potatoes are boiled in salted water, then smothered in a sauce made with fresh tomatoes, onions, cream, and cheese. So good!
It's like a cheesy, creamy, tomato-y pasta, except with potatoes instead of pasta. We're also tossing in some oregano, cumin, and cilantro which work beautifully with the sauce.
Recipes and photos have been updated; first published 2005.
Creamy Potatoes with Cheese and Tomatoes
8 to 12 (about 1 pound) small red-skinned new potatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
4 large green onions, cut into 1-inch lengths
2 large fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pepper, to taste
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded (fresh mozzarella works well too!)
Boil the potatoes:
Scrub the potatoes; do not peel. Place the potatoes in a large pan and cover with cold water and about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender when pierced. Drain. When cool enough to handle, cut large potatoes in halves or in quarters.
Make the sauce:
Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and green onions and cook until wilted.
Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.
Stir in the cream, cilantro, oregano, cumin. Add salt and pepper to taste, and bring to a simmer. While stirring, slowly add the cheese and cook until the cheese is melted.
Spoon the sauce over the potatoes to serve.
Adapted from a very old issue of Sunset Magazine. Also called "Colombian Potatoes with Cheese" or "Papas Chorreadas".
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 14g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||44%|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 22mg||109%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|