Dutch ‘Hutspot’

Looks a bit messy, but this is real Dutch comfort food. ‘Hutspot’ is a traditional meal, served often during the weekend of ‘Leids Ontzet’. A feast which is organized since 1574 in the city of Leiden on 3rd of October. During this feast the residents of Leiden celebrate that Leiden is liberated from the Spaniards.

Nowadays the ‘Hutspot’ is made with potatoes, carrots and onions. However, before the potato got popular in the Netherlands (around 1800), ‘Hutspot’ was often made with parsnip, carrots and onions. Serve this mashed dish with gravy and stewed beef, mixed mushroom stew or smoked Dutch sausage.

Dutch ‘Hutspot’

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 1 Cooking Pot
  • Potato Masher
  • Peeler


  • 500 gram Onions
  • 500 gram Carrots
  • 1 kilo Floury Potatoes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Stock Cube vegetables
  • 150 ml Milk plant-based
  • 50 gram Butter plant-based
  • Spicy Mustard

Serve with..

  • Celery Leaves



  • Peel the outer skin of the onions, chop them in half and then in half rings. Peel the carrots and potatoes and chop in 3cm (1,2 inch) pieces.
  • Add onions, carrots, the stock cube, bay leaves and floury potatoes to a cooking pot.


  • Cover with water and bring to a boil. Let it cook for about 20-30 minutes.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, you can drain them. Add them back into the cooking pot.
  • Pour-in 150ml milk and add 50 gram of butter. Mash everything and season with spicy mustard, chopped celery leaves, salt & pepper.

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