Vegetarian Stew

Try these hot and comforting vegetarian stews made from hearty vegetables like carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. Vegetarian stew is the perfect warm offering for a chilly night.

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Slow Cooked Southwestern Bean Medley

Swanson Broth & Stock

This versatile, slow-cooked side dish can be served over rice for a meatless main-course, but on it's own, it makes a fabulous side dish for buffets, barbecues and everyday meals.

Total: 7 hrs 10 mins

Buttery Pigeon Pea Dal

Food & Wine

Dal--a thick stew or puree of beans or legumes--is a staple in every corner of India. At the Nadesar Palace in Varanasi, chef Sanjeev Chopra has an elaborate method for cooking his nicely spiced dal very slowly in an unglazed clay pot, over a wood fire, but it's also great cooked simply in a saucepan on the stove with butter and cilantro stirred in at the end.

Total: 1 hr

Braised Seitan with Fragrant Tomato Gravy

Vegetarian Times

If seitan is packaged in a tub of broth, you will need 2 tubs. After discarding the broth, you will have about 16 ounces of seitan.

Curried Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Stew

Fine Cooking Magazine

Transform fresh tomato sauce into an Indian-style vegetable stew that takes advantage of the season's bounty. Serve over basmati rice. You can also top it with grilled chicken thighs.

Curried Baby Artichoke Ragout

Vegetarian Times

Fresh baby artichokes still need to be trimmed of tough outer leaves, but there's no need to scrape out the choke inside because it will tenderize while cooking. Serve over basmati rice.

Tuscan Vegetable Ragout

Vegetarian Times

For a heartier dish, add diced and browned tofu or serve with gluten-free pasta.

Chickpea Tagine with Cinnamon, Cumin, and Carrots

Vegetarian Times

North African cooking often features cinnamon in both savory dishes and desserts. Carrots and raisins make this a slightly sweet stew that's best served with a dollop of "sour" Greek-style yogurt to complement the flavors.

Garbanzo Bean Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Pumpkin-Kale Calico Bean Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Slow cooker dinners are often heavier (read: fattier) fare, but this vegetarian dinner breaks the mold. Beans and greens stew with pumpkin and spices for a flavorful, fiber-rich dinner.

Double Coriander Eggplant Tagine

Vegetarian Times

In Morocco, both fresh cilantro and dried, ground coriander are used to flavor stews such as this tagine. Try filling a pepper mill with coriander seeds for an original twist on ground pepper.



Ribollita, a hearty Italian vegetable soup, includes bread and beans for a filling vegetarian meal.

Total: 20 mins

Chunky Vegetable Stew

Vegetarian Times

Greens cook down considerably and will reduce at least one-quarter in volume. One pound of raw kale will yield about 2 1/2 cups cooked. A dash of hot pepper sauce adds dimension to this colorful dish.

Corn Stew

Family Circle

This colorful side dish recipe will become a summer favorite. Fresh corn cooks with sweet peppers and onion in light cream. For the finishing touch, cheddar cheese is stirred in just before serving.

Vegetable Stew with Dumplings

Midwest Living

This cheese-topped vegetable stew gets a winning twist from the carrot dumplings on top. It makes a great vegetarian meal.

Quick White Bean Stew with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

Food & Wine

Low in fat but high in protein, beans are one of Joe Bastianich's favorite ingredients. He uses white beans here, but he also loves making this recipe with chickpeas and flat gigante beans: "The bigger and creamier the beans, the better."

Total: 35 mins

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

The savory broth and chunks of hearty sweet potatoes make this vegetarian stew satisfying enough to serve for dinner.

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