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Papas con Rajas

Papas con Rajas, or Potatoes and Poblano Chiles, is a savory Mexican recipe. Serve it with eggs for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner. It also makes a great option for Meatless Mondays. Enjoy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 296kcal



  • Add potatoes and water to a pot.
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook until potatoes are fork tender. About 10 minutes.
  • Drain water and set aside until ready to use.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil.
  • Add onion to the skillet.
  • Cook for 1 minute or until onion is translucent.
  • Add the poblano peppers.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the cooked potatoes.
  • Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add salt and shredded cheese.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cook until cheese is melted. About 1 minute.
  • Serve with tortillas.
  • Enjoy!



To make this dish faster, roast the poblano peppers ahead of time. 
Poblano peppers lose their texture when roasted in the oven.
Roasting on a gas stove burner is preferred.  


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 1119mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 7mg