These are such a classic side dish to a whole bunch of recipes.  We love to serve them with roasts, chicken, fish, beef or even have a meat-free dinner and chow down on some delicious and healthy veggies.  Your tummy will thank you for it!

Not a fan of just plain veggies on their own?  Guess what Jo struggles with that too!

Thankfully we’ve got you covered with our additive-free gravy recipe which you can find here.  It’ so yummy and no MSG in sight! #winning

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Jo and Tracey x

August 28, 2019
  • 5m
  • 25m
  • 30m


  • 700 g potatoes, peeled and cut into largish chunks
  • 1 L water
  • Vegetables of choice to steam (peas, corn, carrot, broccoli, beans all work well)
  • 60 g cream or milk
  • 30 g butter


Thermal Cooking Method

  1. Fill your jug with 1L of cold tap water.
  2. Add potatoes into your simmering basket and put in place then put the lid on.
  3. Chop vegetables and lay the longer cooking vegetables into your bottom steaming tray (ie. corn cobs, carrots etc.).
  4. Put quicker cooking vegetables into your top steaming dish, and place this on top of your machine. Cook for 25 mins/steaming team (hottest temp)/speed 2.
  5. Once the time is up, check that your vegetables are cooked to your liking. If not, put the machine on for a little longer.
  6. Once they are cooked, set aside the steamed vegetables. Remove the simmering basket with your potatoes in it and discard the water.
  7. Tip potatoes into the thermie bowl and add butter and milk. You can also add salt and pepper if you wish.
  8. Mix for 10 secs/speed 4. Don't over mix or it will go like glue.
  9. Add a little more milk if you wish and mix the rest with your spoon.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Bring a pot with water to the boil for the potatoes.
  2. Bring a double boiler pot of water to the boil for steaming the veggies.
  3. Once boiling add potatoes and continue boiling until soft.
  4. Once boiling add vegetables (cut into even sizes so they cook evenly) to the steamer and steam until they have reached the desired texture.
  5. Once the vegetables are cooked, set aside in a dish to keep warm.
  6. Once the potatoes are cooked drain and return back to the pot.
  7. Add cream (or milk) and butter to pot with potatoes.
  8. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes, incorporating with butter and cream (or milk) to desired consistency. Add a little more milk if you wish.
  9. Add a little more milk if you wish and mix the rest with your spoon.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


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