Belgian Veggie Mash


Both in the Netherlands and Belgium mashed potatoes with leafy greens are a traditional comfort food in winter. An easy and healthy one-pot carb option. Try this version with pumpkin and buttermilk.

Belgian Veggie Mash

An easy and healthy one-pot carb option with lots of fibers and adequate fat to slow down the sugar release. The perfect side for everyday family meals.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 4 people as a side


  • 500 g floury potatoes peeled and diced
  • 300 g floury sweet pumpkin or squash diced
  • 200 g leafy greens coarsely chopped
  • 150 ml buttermilk warmed
  • nutmeg, slat and pepper to taste


  • Boil the potatoes and pumpkin for 10 minutes in salted water.
  • Meanwhile warm the buttermilk in a different pot (don't boil).
  • Add the leafy greens to the potato and pumpkin mix and boil for another 5 min.
  • Drain and mash with a potato masher.
  • Stir in the warm buttermilk and butter and season with black pepper, nutmeg and additional salt to taste.


Traditionally eaten with sausage and gravy, any hearty stew will do.