This one-pot potato stew is a great option for a simple dinner that the whole family will enjoy on colder days. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is packed with different nutrition and flavors, making this potato stew quite satisfying!

 

Stews are a staple in many cultures, from the poorest to most well-off, and they have been eaten in many different ways since ancient times.

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Stews are one of the most delicious as well as easy recipes you can make. They can be made in one pot, which means you don’t have to clean many dishes afterward, and they can be made with any type of meat, vegetables, grains, or pulses.

Nowadays, stews are excellent comfort food for the winter months, but nothing prevents us from having a great stew at any time of year.

Get ready to enjoy the most delicious potato stew you’ve wanted!

This hearty, veggie potato stew will pleasantly surprise your taste buds. That is stuffed with potato chunks, carrots, bell peppers, and stalks of celery that melts in your mouth.

This traditional potato stew is perfect for the colder months! You’re sure to appreciate how simple this recipe is to prepare. This stew’s rich, hearty, and savory nature is its best feature.

Even if you’re not vegan or plant-based and you’re looking for meatless Monday or Veganuary recipes, this is a must-try!

potato stew recipe close up

Beautiful Potatoes!

Potatoes are tubers that may be eaten throughout the year and are widely available around the world. They are simple to grow, nutrient-dense, and make delicious dishes. Potatoes should be a staple in your pantry at all times. Potatoes may be used in various dishes, so you won’t get bored eating them every day. They’re useful when you’re bored with meaty foods, as well as when you’re weary or lazy.

To make this stew, you can use any type of potatoes you have on hand: red, golden, russet, or whatever. I wouldn’t use sweet potatoes here because I think it would take the meal in a very other direction.

Why Will You Love This Potato Stew?

This is going to be one of your go-to winter dinner recipes because:

  • It is quick and easy to make.
  • It is packed with flavor, veggies, and nutrition.
  • Vegan and gluten-free.
  • Budget-friendly

potato stew ingredients

How to Make Potato Stew?

This potato stew is quite simple and easy to prepare. This stew will come in less than half an hour in your bowl. You’ll just require the following ingredients and steps to follow:

Ingredients

  • Potatoes – any potato is good for this recipe,  I used organic red-skinned potatoes, you don’t have to peel, just scrub the potatoes and chop them. 
  • Avocado – or olive oil is perfect or you can make the recipe oil-free by using vegetable broth or water to saute your veggies. 
  • Onion – give lots of flavors to your stew, yellow or white onion is fine.
  • Garlic – important for flavor, if you are a garlic lover, then add up to 5 cloves. 
  • Green onions – boost the flavor of your stew with green onions. 
  • Celery stalks – add extra savory flavor to your stew, you can use the leaves of the celery as well, if you don’t have fresh celery stalks, then you can add 1/4 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • Red bell pepper – gives a sweet flavor to your stew. 
  • Carrots – also give a sweet flavor, if you are using organic carrots no need to peel them, just wash and chop.
  • Fresh herbs -basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary are some of the chop herbs that you can add to flavor your potato stew.
  • Vegan bouillon cubes –  plus 4 cups water or 4 cups vegetable broth, I used Edwards and Sons Brand. 
  • Italian seasoning – adds more flavor. Use store-bought or Homemade Italian Seasoning.
  • Onion powder, Garlic powder, Cayenne pepper – make your stew pop with these extra flavors. 

cooking potato stew in pot

Directions 

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, green onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, potato, and fresh herbs; cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add vegan bouillon, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  5. Add cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  6. To thicken, mash some of the potato cubes or mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of cold water and add to the stew, constantly stirring until it thickens.

finished potato stew in pot

Serving Suggestions

This potato stew is quite hearty on its own, but here are some tasty side dishes to serve alongside potato stew:

How To Store Potato Stew?

Make-Ahead: This potato stew recipe is ideal for making ahead because the flavors will improve with time!

Refrigerate: Keep leftover stew refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

Freezing: This potato stew can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Reheating: Reheat leftovers over medium heat in a saucepan. Because the stew might be thick as it cools, you may have to add a dash of stock or water to thin it up. Cook, occasionally stirring, over medium flame until thoroughly cooked. Season with extra spices to your taste if needed, then serve!

Substitutions and Variations  

This potato stew can be made with anything you have on hand, making it ideal for family dinners.

  • Mix it up with your favorite vegetables! Mushrooms, peas, sliced parsnips, or squash can be added.
  • Add in some greens. The last-minute cooking is an excellent time to add leafy greens, like spinach or baby kale.
  • Try adding chickpeas, pinto beans, brown or green lentils for a heartier potato stew full of flavor, texture, and nutrition.
  • If you do not have fresh herbs, you can also use dried herbs.
  • Additionally, you can simply alter the flavor profile of this stew by adding paprika, cinnamon, or even a dash of ground ginger or cumin!
  • Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the pot or each serving of this vegetable stew for an extra kick.

Recipe Notes

  • If you change the ingredients and add additional veggies or beans, be sure to adjust the cooking time and amounts of broth so that you can achieve the appropriate consistency and taste.

 Other Vegan Stew Recipes

  1. Kohlrabi Stew
  2. Celery Root White Bean Stew
  3. White Yam Stew
  4. Jamaican Yellow Yam Stew
  5. Vegan Lentil Stew

Let me know if you prepare this delicious potato stew! Share your thoughts in the comments. Everyone who reads your thoughts and experiences benefits, including us!

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Potato Stew

Potato Stew

This one-pot potato stew is a great option for a simple dinner that the whole family will enjoy on colder days. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is packed with different nutrition and flavors, making this potato stew quite satisfying!
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Course: Entrée, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato stew
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 213kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium potatoes scrubbed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • A handful of fresh herbs chopped (such as basil, thyme, parsley, oregano, rosemary)
  • 1-2 cubes vegan bouillon
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Add onion and cook until soft, about 2 minutes
  • Stir in garlic, green onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, potato, and fresh herbs; cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add vegan bouillon, vegetable broth, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  • Add cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  • To thicken, mash some of the potato cubes or mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of cold water and add to the stew, constantly stirring until it thickens.

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 1152mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5701IU | Vitamin C: 67mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg