Posted: February 03 2016 in Recipes

The origin of stamppot is unknown but it is a widely known Dutch dish and can be a inexpensive, hearty and filling meal. It is made from a combination of mashed potatoes with one other vegetable, which might be either sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, or carrot and onion. Sometimes it is also prepared with cubed, fried bacon (including the bacon fat). It is known as “boerenkool” with kale, and “hutspot” with carrots and onions.


Stamppot is prepared by mashing the boiled potatoes. Once done, the raw vegetables are added. Make sure the vegetables are washed, and cut small…but not to small…you still want to be able to taste them within the potatoes. For added flavour, add the cubed fried bacon. A smoked sausage (rookworst) is the preferred piece of meat to be added to the dish. Most Dutch folk make a small “pond” of gravy in the middle of the vegetable potato mix.