Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

A great side of potatoes, excellent with grilled or roasted meat or seafood. A Colombian favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 medium red potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 lb queso blanco, crumbled
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Boil the whole potatoes in lightly salted water for about twenty minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the onion and tomato, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until the onion is very soft.
  3. Season with paprika and pepper.
  4. Remove from heat; add cheese, stir well.
  5. Halve the potatoes and serve with the onion/cheese sauce.


Most Helpful

Follow recipe and add some cumin to bring the colombian true flavor of this sauce.

Chef enano November 08, 2010

We really enjoy this potato dish, in part, I realize, because I like my potatoes unpeeled! Did cut the recipe in half & used 2 roma tomatoes & about 2/3 of the onion! Don't think I've every worked with queso blanco, & thought it added a nice, subtle taste to this dish! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on Zaar's World Tour 4]

Sydney Mike June 30, 2008

This was a different way to serve potatoes, I used my own queso blanco so it was really fresh. I think next time I might add some herbs or spices to this, I did use smoked paprika but the taste wasn't as full on flavoursome as I thought it would be (but don't get me wrong, this is still a lovely recipe). Thanks Kate, made for ZWT4

LilKiwiChicken June 13, 2008

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