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  • Writer's pictureRhian Merritt

Celebrate the Season with this Hodgepodge Recipe!

Hodgepodge is a celebration of the new harvest season! With carrots, peas, beans, and potatoes, it's an array of colour and flavour you are sure to love.

I made hodgepodge for the first time this season and I honestly forgot just how tasty it was. I only eat it when all of these ingredients are in season here in Nova Scotia, so it's been a year since I last had this tasty dish.

The first bite was magical!

There are a lot of different ways to make hodgepodge, check out this Winter Hodgepodge recipe from Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia and this wine pairing post we put together with help from our local wineries!

The other thing I love about this recipe is that it can be the main dish or a side dish. We had ours with baked chicken and this zucchini recipe. I've also made it camping before!

While there's a lot of ways to make this recipe, here is our recipe for hodgepodge:


2 servings

1 cup of cubed new potatoes

1/2 cup of sliced carrots

1/2 cup of beans cut and trimmed

1/4 cup of fresh shelled peas

2 tbs of butter

1/2 cup of cream or high fat milk

salt & pepper to taste

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the cubed potatoes. Boil until cooked halfway through, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add the rest of the veggies to the water (add more water if needed). Boil for another 5 - 10 minutes.

  3. Drain the water and add the veggies back into the pot, turn the temperature to low heat. Add butter and wait for it to melt.

  4. Add the cream or milk to the pot and stir occasionally so that it does not boil over (it happens so quickly, we've all been there!), about 5 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat, scoop into a bowl, and enjoy!

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