Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada)

This baked potato casserole is a typical dish from the northeastern Colombian state 'Norte de Santander.' The ingredients can be easily found which makes it easy for people outside of Colombia to enjoy this easy to make dish.

Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) for 6 servings:

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 links pork sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 slices white sandwich bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) Cooking Instructions

  • Prep40m
  • Cook50m
  • Ready In1h 30m

To cook Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada), you need about 40 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) is about 50 minutes , and you can serve your Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) within 1 hour 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Colombian Turmada Potatoes (Papa Turmada) easily:

  1. 1 Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch glass baking dish.
  2. 2 Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  3. 3 Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the sausage in the hot oil for 5 minutes. Add the white onions and green onions; cook another 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato, cumin, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. 4 Place the bread cubes in a bowl; pour the milk over the bread making sure to wet each piece.
  5. 5 Arrange about half of the potato slices into the bottom of the prepared dish. Spread the sausage mixture over the potatoes. Top with succeeding layers of the sliced eggs, about half of the moistened bread, the mozzarella cheese, the remaining potato slices, the remaining moistened bread, and finally the Parmesan cheese.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until heated completely, about 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 645 calories; 26 grams of fat; 76.9 grams of carbohydrates; 27.4 grams of protein; 229 milligrams of cholesterol; 1494 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Apr 24th 2014

    This was a good recipe but I felt like the proportions of ingredients was a little off. I used about a half pound of pork sausage instead of the links and probably doubled the amount of oni ...

  2. Jun 27th 2010

    I made for a themed dinner party and these turned out pretty good for a change. I am not sure I would make these for every day dinner though.

  3. Mar 18th 2009

    Very tasty and pretty easy to make. I suggest using a bit more onion, tomato, and green onion, maybe double the recipe. I liked the addition of the bread, might even add a bit more next time.

  4. Mar 5th 2009

    Nicely seasoned and very simple to make this dish. Leftovers were good also. I used a mild italian pork sausage so there was lots of meat to go around. I am not sure though what the purpose ...