Hutspot Recipe

This traditional Dutch dish is a celebration of simplicity and robust taste, where tender carrots, potatoes, and onions are mashed together and served alongside succulent slow-cooked meat. Originating from the heart of the Netherlands, Hutspot encapsulates the essence of Dutch comfort food and the use of locally sourced ingredients. Join us as we guide you through crafting this delightful masterpiece, inviting you to savor the authentic taste of the Netherlands’ cherished culinary heritage.


For the Hutspot:
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For the meat (optional):
  • 1 pound beef, such as chuck roast
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. If you’re including meat, start by seasoning the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large pot, heat a bit of oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef on all sides.
  3. Add the beef broth and bay leaves to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 2-2.5 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily shreds with a fork. Add more water if needed during cooking.
  4. While the meat is simmering, prepare the Hutspot. In a separate pot, boil the potatoes and carrots together until they are soft, about 20-25 minutes. Drain them.
  5. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  6. Mash the boiled potatoes and carrots together in a large bowl. Add the sautéed onions and continue mashing until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Once the meat is tender, shred it using a fork.
  8. Serve the Hutspot alongside the shredded meat, and enjoy this comforting Dutch classic.

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