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,
Love it, basically grew up on Stamppot but it's nice to have now and then, plus the veggies are pretty healthy mmm spinach or sauerkraut are my favs. Cheers!
I think I will stick to the traditional way of making Mous. Thank you.
Best Stamppot i have ever had, i always found so bland tasting but this was much more flavorful.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the Stamppot Linda. Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and rating. It's great to get good feedback 🙂
As a Dutch girl and having grown up with Dutch meals our stamppot was spinach and potatoes mashed together with butter, milk, salt and pepper, then couple of sliced boiled egg folded through. Served with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a piece of rookworst.
The carrot, onion and potato mashed was hutspot. Which is served with any meat.
Sauerkraut mashed with potatoes was served with bacon, speck or any Smokey pork such as ham hocks, was also a regular on our plates.
Hi Mary - Your childhood stamppot and hutspot sound so delicious - lucky you to grow up with dinners like that.
Thank you for sharing such a tasty dutch favourite ! My husband is dutch and has commented many times how delicious his moms stamppot was. Now I have an understanding of how to make it. So fast and easy! I also added a little carrot shredded in the onion sauté
I love Stamphut with some bacon grease in it
I’m a born and risen dutch girl and you almost nailed this recipe. We call it ‘boerenkool’ (translated farmerscabbage) and I have never used garlic in it😅. I do serve it with some boiled eggs aside and some slices of pickles. Maybe something to try?
Hi, I'm a vegetarian from India. I was searching for Dutch recipes and found your site. Is there any vegetarian alternative to pork sausage? Thanks in advance 🙂
Hi Radha, Yes there are many great vegetarian sausages. One of the most popular is from the Beyond Meat company. They make a vegan bratworst: https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/brat-original/
I think that would work well in this recipe. I bet you can find lots of vegetarian sausages at most grocery stores these days. Sometimes they're in the freezer section. Best of luck and I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Thanks a tonne Lisa! I shall give it a try this weekend and let you know how it goes:)
My dad’s mom used to make a dish similar to this when he was growing up so we tried this out tonight and everyone loved it. I added carrots to the potatoes part way through boiling and it was very good. I will definitely make this again!
This was delicious. Had 1/2 jar of saurkraut that we drained and used also. Instead of onion we used 2 leeks. One reviewer mentioned applesauce and next time we make this we will have it for a side.
Thank you for the tip. Had leek and sauerkraut lurking in the fridge. They were perfect in this dish. I have made the irish version often but I really enjoyed this.
This was so flavorful and delicious! My husband made it recently and neither one of us could get enough!! Will be making again!
So great to hear!
I have not tried this recipe yet. My mother made this for us growing up but it was with sauerkraut. We are doing World Thinking Day in Girl Scouts. So this would be great to make.
I grew up the youngest of 5 children in a Dutch household and my mother made this often...I have no idea why, but we always called it "moose" lol... she always added in cooked barley and extra kale which made it nice,hearty, and very green
Mous is Groningen for Boerenkool/Kale. I grew up calling it mous also, My grandmother from the Netherlands (Groningen Province) also added barley to hers. She always cooked the Met Wurst with the kale, potatoes and a handful of barley simmered on the stove for what seemed like forever as a kid. She cooked it till the water evaporated. (made everything nice and mushy) Since it was a poor man's dish back in the old country, they probably added the barley grain to make the dish go further.
My parents came to the US from Amsterdam, and we were raised on kale met aardappelen. Not only was there met worst, but also a healthy splash of white vinegar. Yum!
My mom never used garlic in hers, and the recipe with carrots and onion with the potatoes is a completely different dish. My sister, brother and I prefer the kale version, and eat it whenever we get together.
Barbara Van Leeuwen
I married into a dutch family from Hemmen Holland. This recipe was a family favorite. My father in law always called it Stimp Stomp. He used bacon instead of sausage and endive instead of kale. Haven't made it in a long time but you have inspired me to make it again!
Stimp Stomp - I love that name! I bet it's delicious with bacon and endive.
My grandparents ( Leiden and Wageningen) called it endive stomp. Basically hot potatoe salad. The kale version was borenkole.
That's interesting. Thanks Sharon!
I grew up eating this a lot and
Recently was craving a nice Dutch smoked sausage
Which I picked up yesterday at out local dutch specialty store
Thought of this right away
We would eat it with a nice dutch mustard
and apple sauce
We joked as kids and called it the dutch pizza
We would smooth the potatoes and kale mash
Like a pizza dough on our plate add mustard as our sauce
Then cover that with our moms homemade applesauce and
Place the smoked sausage on top like pepperoni lol
Funny how we got so tired of this and now as an adult I miss it 🙂
Just made this tonight for a friend for St. Patrick's Day, used Kielbasa instead of Irish sausage. It smells wonderful and I'm sure tastes great. Thank you for bringing us on this wonderful food journey.
Thanks Mary. I hope you had a great St. Patty's Day!
I am going to try this over the weekend, but of course I will be using Maine spuds 🙂
Sooooo good! Easy to follow recipe. The whole family loved it and went back for seconds. Thanks Lisa!
I grew up with Colcannon being severed in the winter months. We served it with sausage on the side. I did not know there was a dutch version of the dish. Looking forward to trying this variation.
You could also substitute some of the potato with cauliflower for a lower fat version. This works wonderfully, I've made colcannon, the Irish version of stampot many times this way.
Lisa, This dish, albeit without the addition of onions and garlic, was a favorite of mind for years. I have had a number of Dutch roommates who introduced me to stamppot. Thanks for the reminder. Can't wait to try your version! - Susan
Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ)
Oh, lovely - Lisa - great winter dish, have put it away for when it gets a bit cooler, down here.