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Cotechino with mash potatoes

Cotechino with Italian Mash Potatoes

How to make a dish that every Italian eats on New Year's Eve: Cotechino with Italian style Mash Potatoes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 1 Cotechino store bought or home-made
  • 500 gms – 1.1 lbs. Potatoes
  • 20 gms – 1 heaped tbps butter
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • Salt to taste



  1. Take a skewer and make some holes all around the cotechino. This will prevent the skin from breaking while cooking.
  2. Put it in a big enough pot and cover it with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce the flame to low and simmer for 2.5 to 3 hours.
  3. When ready, let it cool down completely and then cut it in 2 cm – ¾ inch slices.

Mashed Potatoes/Purè di Patate

  1. Boil and mash the potatoes with a potato ricer.
  2. Put the mashed potatoes in a pot on a slow fire. Add the milk, butter, nutmeg and salt and mix well until the butter has melted. Remove from the fire.
  3. Blend for 1 minute with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Serve warm with the sliced cotechino.