Carrot mash


A nostalgic quick mash.

This is a comfort dish for me. It reminds me of my childhood where my moeke (grandma) often made carrot mash for me, served with thin sausages. Of course I never get it as well prepared as she could make it.. but I do my best!

This dish is as simple as it gets, making it perfect for a busy weekday. Or, if you love potatoes like me, this dish is just perfect any day of the week.

Carrot mash

5 minutes preparation + 15 minutes cooking — serves 2


  • 700 grams potatoes
  • 400 – 500 grams carrots
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 pack vegetarian sausages
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil
  • Optional: gravy granules (make sure they’re vegetarian)


  1. Boil one and a half liters of water in a kettle.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into small cubes of no more than 2cm.
  3. Wash the potato cubes to remove the starch.
  4. Peel the carrots and cut into thin rings.
  5. Boil the potatoes in a pot with the pre-boiled water for c. 12 minutes.
  6. Add the carrots after c. 7-8 minutes and let it cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Preparing the sausages and mash

  1. Heat some oil in a large pan and once hot, add the sausages. Fry for c. 8-10 minutes until golden brown, turning frequently.
  2. Drain the potatoes and carrots in a large colander.
  3. Return the potatoes and carrots to the pot and add the milk.
  4. Mash everything until smooth but with rough bits of carrot.

Bringing it all together

  1. Season the mash with salt and pepper.
  2. If using, make a gravy by mixing some of the gravy granules with hot water.
  3. Serve the mash with the sausages and gravy.
Enjoy your meal!

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