“Hutspot”, Dutch carrot potato mash

Number of persons
4 persons

Preparation time
50 minutes

1 kg potatoes
1 kg carrots (large ones)
2 medium size yellow onions
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter
½ cup of milk
Salt and black pepper to taste
Dutch “Rookworst” (smoked sausage)

Hutspot (Dutch), hochepot (French), or hotchpotch (English), is a dish of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots, and onions with a long history in traditional Dutch cuisine.


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in pieces of about the same size
  2. Peel the carrots and cut them in large chunks
  3. Peel and chop the onions
  4. Rinse the potato and carrot chunks, and put them together with the chopped onions in a large pan (you should have at least a couple of cm of room for boiling and mashing)
  5. Add enough water to the pan to boil the ingredients
  6. Add 1 some salt, cover the pan but allow the steam to escape and bring to a boil over high heat
  7. Reduce to medium heat and continue boiling for20 minutes until the potatoes are soft
  8. Place the “rookworst” in its plastic wrapper in the pan with carrot potato mix for the last 10 minutes
  9. Drain and add the butter and milk
  10. Mash the carrot potato mixture with a potato masher. If you like some carrot chunks, don’t mash too much
  11. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  12. Serve the “Hutspot” with the heated “Rookworst”. If you don’t like the “Rookworst”, you can serve the “Hutspot” wit a meatball.

Serve with gravy and enjoy!

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