sweet potato lentil stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

(vegan, gluten free, nut free)

This sweet potato lentil stew is comforting, packed with flavour, and only takes around 30 minutes to make. It’s great for meal prep or a simple dinner. Pairs perfectly with buttered bread!

sweet potato lentil stew
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sweet potato lentil stew

Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Stew
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


A comforting and nourishing stew recipe, pairs perfectly with buttered bread.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 2 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 2 medium carrots (diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 salt
  • 2 cups water (plus extra water or vegetable broth for thinning)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28oz)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (cubed)
  • 1 can lentils (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 large bunch of kale (chopped)


  1. Place a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until translucent and lightly browned. 
  2. Stir in the carrot and celery, as well as all the spices, and cook for 3-5 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking/burning.
  3. Add the water, diced tomatoes, sweet potato, and lentils. Cook on medium heat for around 20 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked through, stirring every 5-10 minutes. 
  4. Turn heat down to low and mix in the chopped kale. Allow to cook for around 5 minutes and serve warm!

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