Dutch Stamppot is comfort food of the Netherlands. Kale mashed potatoes, topped with smoky sausages. A perfect hearty fall or winter meal.
If you're in Holland or Amsterdam in the cooler months, you're likely to find stamppot on restaurant menus. It is quintessential Dutch fare and it comes in many varieties.
- You might find a version with potatoes that are mashed with bacon and curly endive, and piled onto a plate with a large Rookworst (Dutch sausage) draped over the top.
- Or you might find stamppot made with carrot-onion-potato mash under a large slab of bacon.
- You get the idea.
- For this stamppot recipe I chose kale for the mash, mainly because it's healthy and I love it!
The smoked sausages are sliced and browned to bring out lots of delicious flavor!
The kale is sautéed with onions and garlic before its mashed with the potatoes.
A drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped scallions are the finishing touch!
You don't hear much about Dutch food. The Dutch are well know for their painters (Van Gogh!) and their Tulips, but not so much for their cuisine. That's not to say it isn't delicious!
Dutch food is simple, hearty, and rustic, which describes some of my favorite dishes. On a cold, gray winter day, Dutch Stamppot is a bowl of comfort and delight!
I developed this recipe for the Idaho Potato Commission. If you're a potato fan and want an amazing resource for potato recipes, pay a visit to the Idaho Potato Commission website.
Other delicious potato recipes from around the world
- Crispy Italian Fried Potatoes and Peppers
- Swedish Hasselback Potatoes
- Saag Aloo: Indian Spinach with Potatoes
- Japanese Potato Salad
Here's the Dutch Stamppot recipe. If you try this recipe, I hope you'll come back to leave a comment and a rating. I'd love to know what you think!Print
Dutch Stamppot Recipe
- Total Time: 55 mins
- Yield: 4-5 1x
Idaho® Potato-Kale Mash with Sausage
- 5 large Idaho® russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (4 pounds)
- 4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided (plus more for seasoning)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ cup 2% milk (or whole milk)
- ½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (plus more for seasoning)
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic, peeled and minced (1 tablespoon)
- 1 bunch of curly kale, stemmed and chopped into ½-inch pieces (about 12 ounces)
- ¼ cup water
- ½ teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 pound fully-cooked, smoked pork sausage such as Dutch Rookworst (or substitute Spanish Chorizo or Polish Kielbasa), cut crosswise into thin slices
- 4-5 teaspoons olive oil, optional garnish
- 4 green onions, trimmed and chopped, optional garnish
- Put potatoes and 2 teaspoons salt in a large pot. Cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, 10-15 minutes. Scoop out a cup of potato cooking-water and set aside. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. Add butter, milk, 2 teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Mash potatoes with a potato-masher. For creamier potatoes add potato cooking-water, a little at a time, stirring, until you get the desired texture.
- In a large heavy skillet or pot with a lid, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-7 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Raise heat to medium. Add kale, ¼ cup water, and ½ teaspoon vinegar. Cover pot and wait 2-3 minutes for the kale to wilt. Remove cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes longer or until the kale is tender. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper. Add kale mixture to potatoes and mash until thoroughly combined.
- In the same heavy skillet used for the kale, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the sausages for 4-5 minutes, until nicely browned on both sides and heated through.
- Divide the kale-potato mash between 4 or 5 bowls. Arrange sausages on top. Drizzle on a teaspoon of olive oil per bowl and sprinkle with chopped scallions, if you like. Enjoy!
Time Saving Tip: Start by peeling and slicing the potatoes. Get them into the pot over the heat. It will take a while for that pot to get boiling. You should be able to get everything else sliced and diced while the potatoes cook.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 40 mins
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Boil and Sauté
- Cuisine: Dutch
Keywords: kale mashed potatoes with sausages,
This stuff was so good! Even the kids liked it… even the 18 mo old! Healthy, simple- took a little while bc I hate waiting on anything to boil. But totally worth it!!
Everyone has the freedom to play around with recipes but this one’s soooo far from the original, you simply cannot call this boerenkool!
Ingredients, cooking method and serving suggestions would all be laughed at in the Netherlands.
Hi Maiike - thank you for sharing your feedback.
Classy reply to a snarky commenter. I am going to give this recipe a try this weekend. I am seeing strong positive feedback from others who have made this dish. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful recipes with us on the site. I am a big fan!
Thanks for your kind and supportive note Carolyn. I hope you'll let me know how you like the stamppot!
Googled ‘stompot’ as I remember being made it by a Dutch friend and it being tasty and simple. This a was great - thank you! Riffed on it a bit with veg and seasoning (I added a squeeze of lemon juice). Yum!