10 Stamppot Recipes to Try Today

Looking for comfort food? Dutch stamppot is the answer.

Stamppot is the Dutch name for any textured purée made of vegetables. There are no real rules about what goes into a stamppot and therefore the variety is as endless as your imagination. Here are 10 ways to turn the Dutch mid-week favorite into your dinner tonight:

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    Celeriac & Potato Puree Recipe - Knolselderijstamppot

    Celeriac stamppot
    Celeriac stamppot. Ellen Schelkers

    If you've ever wondered what to do with that turnip-rooted celery you spotted at your farmer's market, this textured purée is a good way to enjoy this vegetable's subtle celery flavor.

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    Apple & Potato Mash with Bacon - Hete Bliksem

    Apple & Potato Mash with Bacon
    Apple & Potato Mash with Bacon. Karin Engelbrecht

    Hete bliksem is a traditional Dutch dish made with potatoes, apples, and bacon. While generally viewed as a variation of stamppot, some disagree, insisting that the potatoes and apples should not be mashed together, but simply cooked and combined.

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    Classic Dutch Hutspot
    Classic Dutch Hutspot. Karin Engelbrecht

    This is old family recipe uses the traditional piece of klapstuk (beef rib)a frugal cut of meat. Because hutspot was used to feed big families in the colder months, we've kept to the original recipe, which makes enough to feed eight people.

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    Stamppot with Sauerkraut & Crispy Bacon
    Stamppot with Sauerkraut & Crispy Bacon. Karin Engelbrecht

    Due to its high vitamin C content, sauerkraut has long been viewed as a vital source of vitamin C during cold Dutch winters. Nowadays, however, we eat zuurkoolstamppot because we crave its sweet-sour-salty flavor.

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    White Winter Vegetable Mash with Sausages
    White Winter Vegetable Mash with Sausages. Karin Engelbrecht

    Stamppotten are an excellent way to use up vegetables, making your food budget stretch further. You can combine any white winter vegetables for this recipe, such as turnip-rooted parsley, parsnips, and celeriac.

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    Recipe for Vegetarian Stamppot with Bok Choi, Shiitake & Cashews

    Vegetarian stamppot with bok choi, shiitakes & cashews
    Vegetarian stamppot with bok choi, shiitakes & cashews. Karin Engelbrecht

    Typically, stamppotten are a meat and veg affair, but this recipe combines Asian ingredients for a vegetarian version of the Dutch dinnertime staple that is every bit as satisfying as its heartier cousins. 

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    Recipe for Spring Stamppot with Butter Lettuce & Fried Egg

    Spring Stamppot with Butter Lettuce & Fried Egg
    Spring Stamppot with Butter Lettuce & Fried Egg. Karin Engelbrecht

    This spring-time stamppot combines delicate butter lettuce with mashed potatoes and a fried egg. Enjoy the ultimate moment, when the runny yellow yolk yields to your fork and saturates all that mellow cream and green.

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    Andijviestamppot
    Andijviestamppot. Karin Engelbrecht

    In the Netherlands, curly endive (frisée or endive lettuce) is most often used in andijviestamppot, a traditional winter stamppot. The clever contrast between the slightly bitter edge of the curly green leaves and the creamy richness of the potatoes is what works here.

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    Recipe for Stamppot with Red Oak Leaf Lettuce & Pork Belly

    Stamppot with red oak leaf lettuce & pork belly
    Stamppot with red oak leaf lettuce & pork belly. Karin Engelbrecht

    This recipe is a delicious variation of the summery stamppot sla. We've served it with speklapjes, a Dutch cut of pork belly that is sold at most Dutch supermarkets and butchers, but you could just as easily choose sausages or meatballs instead. 

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    Boerenkoolstamppot
    Boerenkoolstamppot. Sara Winter/Getty Images

    Long before kale was something you found in your green smoothie, it was already a much-used ingredient in the Dutch winter kitchen. Most emblematic of all is its use in traditional boerenkoolstamppot met rookworst.