Growing up in a Dutch household, I ate a lot of stamppot (mashed potatoes with vegetables and gravy) as a child. It is one of my favorite dishes mostly served during winter, but never really during the warmer months. When I looked for easy meals to make as a student, I came across a recipe for a sweet potato stamppot, which makes the dish more fresh and enjoyable to eat even during the hottest weather. And it only takes 20 minutes to make it!
I am not good in the kitchen, but this easy meal leaves guests impressed every time I make it. Read along to find out how I do it!
For 2 people, you will need (approximately):
- 500 grams of sweet potatoes
- 200 grams of peas
- 10 grams of mint (or more, if you love mint like I do)
Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them up in tiny blocks of around 3 cm.
Put the potatoes and vegetables together in a pan with water and cook for 10-15 min. You can check when they are done by pricking your fork in a potato piece, it’s done if the fork slides in easily.
When it’s done, sieve the water out of the pan and put the potatoes and vegetables on the plates.
Garnish it with some mint, mash everything together and voila, Sweet Potato Stamppot! Your meal is done.
So here you go! After reading this, I hope you are inspired and excited to use this recipe yourself. Summer is the perfect time for students to try out new recipes or experiment with more plant-based diets since we have so much free time now, so what are you waiting for?
If you would like to check out more easy vegetarian recipes like this, the website I use that has never let me down in finding something delicious is BBC Good Food.