Broccoli Stoemp (Belgian Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli)

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WHAT'S SPECIAL
Stoemp, a creamy mixture of potatoes and vegetables, has been found on many tables in Belgium for generations. By adding broccoli, this dish gains color and nutritional benefits.

Step by Step Instructions

Broccoli Stoemp (Belgian Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli)

Broccoli stoemp is a delicious twist on a traditional Belgian dish, loved for its simplicity and richness. Stoemp, mashed potatoes mixed with vegetables, is a mainstay of Belgian cuisine. In this version, broccoli, known for its nutritional benefits, pairs perfectly with the sweetness of potatoes, creating a balanced and comforting dish.
Rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber, broccoli brings a touch of freshness and color to this rustic dish. Easy to prepare and enjoyed by the whole family, broccoli stoemp is ideal for a nourishing and tasty meal, typical of the Belgian culinary tradition.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Belgian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 Large pot or Dutch oven
  • 1 masher

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion
  • 2 lbs potatoes  (1 kg - 35 oz)
  • lbs broccoli (600 g - 21 oz)
  • 1¼  cup chicken broth (30 cl)
  • 2 bay leaves
  •  tsp dried thyme
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 7 tbsp butter  (100 g)
  • salt and pepper  (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Peel onion and potatoes.
  • Finely chop the onion. Roughly cut broccoli and potatoes.
  • In a large Dutch oven, sauté the onion in the butter until translucent. Medium heat.
  • Add the potatoes, stir well and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat a little, add the broccoli and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, bay leaf, nutmeg, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Stew for about 1 hour. Add a little water during cooking if necessary. Cooking is finished when all the vegetables start to mash.
  • Remove from heat and remove the bay leaves.
  • Mash the vegetables a little to obtain a chunky mashed potatoes. Adjust the seasonings to taste and serve hot.

Notes

  • Leftover broccoli stoemp can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Reheat gently on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
Keyword Belgian Stoemp, Stoemp

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