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A traditional Dutch dish that can be described as a hearty and comforting potato mash, combined with various other ingredients.

One common feature of stamppot dishes is that they are often served with a large smoked sausage known as rookworst.


2 lb potato (peeled and chopped)
1 lb endive (curly endive, rinsed and shredded)
1⁄4 lb bacon (diced)
1 T butter (optional)
  seasoning (salt and pepper to taste)
  water (to boil the potato)


Boil the potatoes in water with salt until they're soft and ready for mashing, 15-20 minutes.

In the meantime, fry the bacon cubes until crispy.

Drain the potatoes and mash them with a bit of the cooking water, salt, and pepper.

Stir in the butter, endive and fried bacon cubes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Serve warm with smoked sausage on the side.

Total time
40 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


Despite its simplicity, stamppot is a beloved part of Dutch cuisine, especially during the colder months, as it's a warm, filling meal that can be easily prepared in large quantities. It is an emblem of Dutch comfort food and a testament to the country's agricultural roots.


It's a versatile dish, and the choice of vegetables varies widely, from endive (andijviestamppot) and sauerkraut (zuurkoolstamppot) to kale (boerenkoolstamppot) and carrots and onions (hutspot).

Depending on the recipe, the dish may also include ingredients like bacon, sausage, or other types of meat. 

You can mash the potatoes with some milk instead of adding cooking liquid.

Add some grated cheese together with the butter, endive and bacon.


The word stamppot literally translates to "mash pot". It is a one-pot dish made by boiling potatoes and vegetables together, then mashing them. 

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