Netherlands – Traditional Dutch Vegan Hutspot – Mashed Potatoes, Carrots and Onions


Hutspot is a classic Dutch dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The dish is made with simple, hearty ingredients that come together to create a comforting and satisfying meal. The traditional recipe includes meat, but this vegan version uses a plant-based alternative, making it a perfect choice for those who follow a vegan or plant-based diet. The combination of mashed potatoes, carrots, onions, and a touch of vegan butter creates a rich and flavorful dish that is sure to please everyone at the table. Serve it as a main course or side dish, either way, it's delicious and comforting.


1 kg potatoes

500 g carrots

1 onion

2 cloves of garlic

2 tablespoons of vegan butter

Salt and pepper to taste

Nutmeg (optional)



Peel and chop the potatoes, carrots and onion.

Peel and crush the garlic cloves.

Boil the potatoes, carrots and onion in a pot of water until they are soft.

Drain the vegetables and return them to the pot.

Mash the vegetables with a potato masher or a fork.

Add the vegan butter, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg (if using) and mix well.

Serve the Hutspot hot with a garnish of chopped parsley or chives (optional).

Hutspot can be served with a variety of vegan meat alternatives, like soy chunks or seitan, or some plant-based sausage.

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