Recipes by course

Whether you're looking for a main course, a dessert or simply a quick and easy snack to keep your guests entertained, this is the place to find it.

Main courses

Dutch main courses are traditionally filled with carbs and fat to provide enough energy to farmhands and labourers, although some are surprisingly veggie-filled.

Andijviestamppot

Endive stamppot

Main 35min

Asperges

White asparagus

Main 45min

Blote billetjes in het gras

Bare bums in the grass

Main 45min

Boerenkool

Dutch colcannon

Main 40min

Hachée

Dutch beef stew

Main 3h

Haringsalade

Herring and beetroot salad

Main, Starter 20min

Hazenpeper

Hare stew

Main 2h

Hete Bliksem

Apple-potato stew

Main 1h 30min

Kapucijners met mosterdsaus

Field peas in mustard sauce

Main 25min

Kibbeling

Deep-fried cod chunks

Main 3h

Kruudmoes

Herb mush

Main 1h 15min

Zeeuwse mosselen

Mussels from Zeeland

Main 30min

Pannenkoeken

Dutch pancakes

Main 1h

Sla met karnemelksaus

Lettuce in buttermilk sauce

Main 30min

Snert

Dutch pea soup

Main 3h

Zeeuws Spek

Bacon from Zeeland

Breakfast, Lunch, Main 24h 45min

Desserts

Dessert traditionally usually consists of some kind of porridge.

Gortepap

Barley porridge

Dessert 45min

Kerststol

Dutch Christmas bread

Dessert 2h

Krentjebrij

Currant gruel

Dessert 45min

Appeltaart uit de oorlog

World War II Apple pie

Dessert, Snack 1h 30min

Stoofperen

Poached pears

Side 2h

Appetisers

If eaten at all, appetisers often consist of soup, although some main courses will also work perfectly.

Haringsalade

Herring and beetroot salad

Main, Starter 20min

Snacks and pastry

The Dutch have a multitude of traditional pastries, cookies and cakes, both sweet and savoury. Many of those are connected to certain holidays, and are something you can look forward to all year.

Banketstaaf

Marzipan roll

Snack 1h 20min

Fryske dúmkes

Frisian thumbs

Snack 1h

Kruidnoten / Pepernoten

Spiced nuts

Snack 30min

Oliebollen

New year's balls

Snack 1h 5min

Appeltaart uit de oorlog

World War II Apple pie

Dessert, Snack 1h 30min

Saucijzenbroodjes

Sausage rolls

Lunch, Snack 40min

Speculaas

Speculaas cookies

Snack 1h

Taaitaai

Taaitaai cookies

Snack 30min

Brabantse Worstenbroodjes

Sausage rolls from Brabant

Lunch, Snack 1h 30min

Lunch

Lunch generally consists of one or two sandwiches, usually with cheese, meat, jam, peanut butter or chocolate sprinkles. Occasionally traditional pastries may be served.

Saucijzenbroodjes

Sausage rolls

Lunch, Snack 40min

Brabantse Worstenbroodjes

Sausage rolls from Brabant

Lunch, Snack 1h 30min

Zeeuws Spek

Bacon from Zeeland

Breakfast, Lunch, Main 24h 45min

Breakfast

Like lunch, breakfast usually consists of bread, although yoghurt and rolled oats are also popular.

Zeeuws Spek

Bacon from Zeeland

Breakfast, Lunch, Main 24h 45min