Lentil-Sweet Potato Stew

Sweet potatoes team up with earthy lentils in this hearty spiced stovetop stew recipe. You’ll lovehow easy it is to make a pot of Lentil-Sweet Potato Stew!

This healthy Lentil-Sweet PotatoStew is lovely in cold weather oreven for a quick summer supper. It keeps in the refrigerator well for three days, and it tastes even better on day two!

Not only is the stew filling, it’s packed with ingredients to support immune health and give you energy this winter. Sweet potatoes are rich in iron, which supports white blood cell production and can help improve energy levels. They’re also a great source of vitamin D, which helps prevent flu.

Sweet potatoes team up with earthy lentils in this hearty spiced stovetop stew recipe. You'll love how easy it is to make a pot of Lentil-Sweet Potato Stew!

The lentils in this stewpacka protein and fiber punch along with plenty of iron, B vitamins and trace minerals.

Yields 6-8 servings

Lentil-Sweet Potato Stew

Sweet potatoes team up with earthy lentils in this hearty spiced stovetop stew recipe. You'll love how easy it is to make a pot of Lentil-Sweet Potato Stew!

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup French lentils
  • 2 small sweet potatoes, cut into 1" pieces
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • pinch of ground cayenne
  • handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Haas avocado, chopped

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients, except the avocado and cilantro, into a soup pot or Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 30 or 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are cooked.
  2. Use your immersion blender to puree the stew until it's nice and smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, let the stew cool, then ladle it into your blender and puree until it's pretty much smooth. Return to the pot to heat it back up, and serve with avocado and cilantro to garnish.
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Photos by Becky Striepe.

105 comments

Jetana A
Jetana A14 days ago

I plan to make this during the cold weather arriving tonght. I've coupled sweet potatoes with canned aduki beans, a great combo. Usually lentils get carrots and celery, so this recipe brings needed variety thanks.

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Karen Martinez
Karen Martinez18 days ago

This looks like dinner some night this week! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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Ingrid A
Ingrid A19 days ago

Thank you for sharing

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Louise R
Louise R20 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Gino C
Gino C21 days ago

thanks

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rachel r
Past Member 22 days ago

Thank you!

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Tabot T
Tabot T24 days ago

Looks really good

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Carole R
Carole R24 days ago

Not for me but I will pass along the recipe to my sweet potato-loving friends.

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Christine Stewart

thanks

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hELEN hEARFIELD
hELEN hEARFIELD24 days ago

tyfs

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