Vegetable stew recipe

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  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 30 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 172 kCal 9%
Fat 5g 7%
  -  Saturates 0.5g 3%
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  • A vegetable stew recipe that is quick, cheap and easy to make - it's an absolute family favourite! Speeded up by swapping haricot beans for canned butter beans, this meal is a winner.

    This hearty, family-sized vegetable stew can be ready and on the table in just 40 mins.

    Serving 4 people, a portion of this delicious stew works out at only 172 calories per serving. So it’s healthy and diet-friendly as well as being really tasty.

    Serve this vegetable stew with mashed potato, homemade dumplings or warm, buttered bread for soaking up the delicious flavoured stock.

    This recipe is great for a Monday night as it uses up leftover veg from your Sunday roast dinner. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can blitz this stew in a food processor and turn it into a soup the next day for lunch.


    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
    • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
    • 2 parsnips, peeled and diced
    • 2 celery stalks, chopped
    • 250g (8oz) swede, peeled and diced
    • 600ml (1 pint) hot vegetable stock
    • 400g can tomatoes
    • 420g can butter beans, drained
    • A handful of chopped parsley


    • Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and fry slowly for 5 mins. Add the other vegetables, cover and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes, so they start to soften.

    • Pour in the stock and canned tomatoes, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the beans and cook for another 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

    • Sprinkle the vegetable stew with chopped parsley to serve.

    Top tip for making Vegetable stew

    Add a second can of tomatoes to give more flavour and substance.

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