Hodge Podge – A Nova Scotian Classic

Recipe provided by: Taste of Nova Scotia


1 cup green beans, ends trimmed
1 cup yellow beans, ends trimmed
1 cup fresh peas, shelled
10 baby carrots, halved
4 potatoes, cut into chunks
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk


  1. Place beans, peas, carrots and milk to a medium-sized pot. Season with salt and pepper and then bring to a boil.
  2. After it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer, checking often.
  3. Add the potatoes, butter and cream. Simmer for about 45 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  4. Taste and then season with more salt and pepper, if desired.