Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo #winspuds

Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole

Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole

I absolutely love potatoes you can combine them with many flavors, and this Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole is one of my favorite family recipes because is full of flavor and so versatile. The inspiration behind this dish is my Latino heritage and the surprise I got from Idaho Potatoes when I won the #winspuds challenge during the Orlando Food and Wine Conference; so few weeks ago I received a big shipment of these fresh potatoes directly from Sun Valley, Idaho. When I opened that box of potatoes I smelled the freshness and richness of the Sun Valley soil where potatoes are grown that is why it is called the Magic Valley of Southern Idaho. Now that I have inspired you to prepare this dish here are the ingredients you will need:

Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole Ingredients

Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole Ingredients


  • 3 fresh Idaho potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped white onion
  • 2 cups of Spanish chorizo cut in cubes
  • 1 or 2 jalapeño chiles chopped, deveined and without seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth or water
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6 guests. Cost per person less than a $0.50 depending on local market ingredients cost. You will need a chopping block, a chef’s knife, a potato peeler, a sauteing pan and a wooden spoon.

Start by doing your prep, this is peeling the potatoes and cutting the onion, the chorizo and the jalapeños. Place the sauteing pan in the stove on high and add the oil, then add the chorizo and fry until golden brown. Then add the onion, the jalapeños and the potatoes and stir. Add the condiments and the broth. lower the flame and cover. Let the casserole simmer until potatoes are tender.

Cooking Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole

Cooking Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo Casserole

You can serve as a side dish for your meat main course, with scramble eggs for breakfast or prepare sopes, another favorite of my Mexican cuisine repertoire. Sopes are corn cakes that you make with corn flour which you can find in the Latino isle in the store. Follow the instructions on the package to prepare the “masa” and this process:

How to make sopes with corn flower

How to make sopes with corn flower

Then to stuff the sopes add a spoon of refried black beans, then add another spoon of the Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo, top with queso fresco and drizzle with salsa verde.

Sopes with Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo

Sopes with Idaho Potatoes and Chorizo

Hoping you liked this recipe  that you can enjoy preparing with the kids. Looking forward to hear how you and your family liked it!

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  • Cindys Recipes and Writings

    Funny Adriana, I made what we call a hash last night. It has potatoes, onions, sausage. I’ll try it with sopes thanks for the idea!

    • Adriana

      Oh I love potato hash and with sausage yum!! Let me know how you liked the sopes, hugs Cindy!!!

  • Betsy @ Desserts Required

    I love this combination. I am wondering, because I LOVE my potatoes nice and crispy, what do you recommend to get them to brown without risking burning the onions and/or chorizo?

    • Adriana

      Hi Betsy, you wouldn’t go wrong by cooking crispy potatoes in fact that casserole will be delicious, just add the onions and the peppers at the end to avoid burning them. Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

  • Natalia

    A mi me encantan las papas y me fascina el montón de recetas que se pueden preparar con ellas.

  • dailycurlz

    yummy. quiero, yo quiero

  • Veronica Cervera

    Me recuerdan a las papas riojanas, pero estas tuyas con picante seguro me van a gustar más. Y en los sopes ni se diga. Mmmmmm. Tengo que hacerlo todito en casa. Gracias por este post divino.
    Besitos y buen finde.

  • Diana Rodriguez – Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Mmm pero que delicia, se ven espectaculares!

  • Teresa Garza

    Que delicia…. Ojalá me pueda poner a preparar esta deliciosa receta.. Se ve como dice Diana…. espectacular..

  • Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Congrats on your win mujer!! By the looks of it, era well deserved. Que rico! BB2U

  • S. Yissele

    Que delicia, la combinación perfecta, muchas gracias por la receta querida Adriana estoy segura que a mi familia les va a encantar!

    ¡FELIZ DÍA!ॐ

  • Paula -Growing Up Bilingual

    Love sopes, love chorizo and love me some spuds. This looks delicious!