Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The name for this British dish means "mixed together" - rumbled, and "bashed together" - thumped. This is a meatless main course but can also be served as a vegetable dish along with meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the potatoes thickly and boil in salted water.
  2. Once cooked, drain and mash.
  3. Slice the cabbage and steam or boil gently in salted water, do not over cook!
  4. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan and cook the onions or leeks.
  5. Once they are all completely soft, add the cooked potatoes and cabbage.
  6. Add a little cream, season to taste and beat together.
  7. Place the mixture in an oven safe dish, cover with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and place under a hot broiler to brown.
  8. Garnish with chives and serve.
Most Helpful

WOW something so simple. The guys just loved it. I didn't beat the potatoes at the end; I used my masher real good though, topped with sharp chedder yummy. We had Roast Pork, Sliced tomatoes with basil dressing with these and for dessert we had apple crisp.

L DJ January 21, 2002

I think I took the rumbled out of the thump... I sauteed the onion, added the cabbage to the pan after microwaving for 3 minutes, and put the mix on the bottom of the casserole dish. Then I topped this with the mashed potatoes and cheese, a la a veggie shepherd's pie. And it turned out very well! A nice combo of flavors.

Melissa January 22, 2002

Kale is a lot tastier with butter, potatoes, and cheese! I used less than the recommended amount of butter and I still thought this was a bit greasy.

Nose March 18, 2005