Nova Scotia’s Hodge Podge with Tuna

Nova Scotia’s Hodge Podge is a homey one-pot supper of fresh potatoes, carrots, peas and green beans. What takes it over the top? The addition of heavy cream and butter, along with a few pearl onions for mild sweetness. Hodge Podge is often served with fish on the side so why not add meaty hunks of tuna?

30 Minutes Total Time

6-12 Servings


  • 1.5 lbs. baby potatoes (red, gold, or mix), halved
  • 16 carrots, scrubbed but not peeled, halved lengthwise
  • 1 small turnip, peeled and cut in sticks
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream (or half and half, or milk)
  • 12 oz. green beans (or 6 oz green beans & 6 oz yellow beans), trimmed
  • 1 lb. green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 10 oz. pearl onions (fresh or frozen)
  • 1-2 – 5 oz. cans Genova Yellowfin or Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil


  1. Add the new potatoes, carrots, and turnips to a large, heavy-bottomed pot along with butter. Heat over medium and stir to coat vegetables in butter.
  2. Pour on the milk and cream, then season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook gently for 20-25 minutes (until the potatoes are nearly tender). Do not boil or the milk will separate.
  3. Stir in the green beans, peas and pearl onions. Cover and cook 10 more minutes, or until vegetables reach desired consistency.
  4. Stir in tuna and let mixture rest, covered 30 minutes before serving.


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