Let's explore Dutch cuisine together with a simple yet classic and delicious recipe: Stamppot ! In this short article, you'll discover step-by-step instructions on how to make this easy and typical Dutch Food.


Stamppot is a traditional Dutch dish, a blend of mashed potatoes with vegetables like carrots, onions, kale, or spinach. Often served with smoked sausage or bacon, it's easy to make and full of flavor, making it a favorite in Dutch homes, especially during colder weather. Don't forget to get for this recipe your ultimate Dutch survival tool: Aardappelstamper / Potato masher


List of ingredients for Stamppot :

Potatoes - Kale - Onions - Smoked sausage or bacon - Flavourful Jus - Salt and Pepper


STEP 1 : Peel and chop the potatoes into chunks. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes.

STEP 2 :  While the potatoes are cooking, get the kale ready by taking off the hard stems and cutting the leaves into small pieces. If you prefer, you can buy a bag of pre-cut kale to save time. Peel and chop the onions.

STEP 3 : In a separate pan, cook the smoked sausage or bacon until browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside, add butter if needed.

STEP 4 : Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and return them to the pot. Mash them with a potato masher or, for a full Dutch lifestyle experience, use a stamp. Add the cooked kale and sautéed onions to the mashed potatoes. Mix well.

STEP 5 : Slice the smoked sausage or bacon and add it to the potato mixture. You can cut it up and place it alongside the potatoes or mix it right in.

STEP 6 : In a small pot, warm the beef or vegetable broth. Add salt and pepper to taste, and let it simmer for a few minutes to boost the flavors, creating a tasty jus. You can also find a special one at Jumbo or Albert Heijn for extra ease.

STEP 7 : Enjoy your homemade Stamppot ! 


To sum up, making Stamppot offers a taste of Dutch culinary tradition without fuss. With simple steps and everyday ingredients, this dish provides a satisfying and comforting meal. Whether dining solo or with company, Stamppot brings warmth and flavor to the table, making it a delightful choice for any occasion.

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