Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew with beans and spinach, a healthy Fall dish. Warm, comforting and filling, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

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In my family, cooked meals are a must, and there is no such thing as just grabbing a sandwich and that should do. Oh, no! That’s not how things work over there.

You get to have a starter, usually soup, followed by the main meal. Dessert is usually the Sunday sweet treat, although sometimes mum bakes something during the week too.

Poor mum, l do feel for her, she always spends so much time on cooking and baking, and she’s always so happy when her food is appreciated.

I do try too to have cooked food every day, but l must say that l don’t always have more than a dish at once, so l try to make something that’s nice and filling.

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How to make the best butternut squash and sweet potato stew?

This stew must be the easiest dish I’ve cooked in a while. It needs little prep, and you end up with the perfect comfort food that everybody in your family loves.

Start by gently frying the onions, then added the peeled and cubed squash and sweet potatoes, add the vegetable stock (broth), then leave to cook until the veggies are tender.

The rest of the ingredients are added after. I always choose to season any dish at the end, sometimes you don’t need to add much, since the flavours of the veggies make the stew incrediby delicious.

This stew is my kind of food, it tastes great, it’s super easy to make and it fills you up pretty quickly. With squash being one of Fall’s favourite vegetable, it’s hard to resist not cooking with it.

How to make the stew more filling and colourful?

I find that sweet potatoes and butternut squash are a great pair and go so well together in any dish.

For more colour, throw some other vegetables in, l chose spinach and beans, l love this hearty combination. Of course, anything else can go in, just choose your favourite: kale, arugula, cavole nero and so on.

If you want to make it even more filling, you can add some cooked sausages to it (chorizo is one great option), beef, or even grilled chicken, they would make a fantastic addition to the stew.

Roasted butternut squash stuffed with couscous and vegetables is another great option if you are looking for more Fall kind of comforting dishes.

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Overehead shot of a white bowl of Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew and a ladle in it
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew, a healthy Fall recipe. Warm, comforting, and so tasty. Vegan, gluten free.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Romanian
Keyword: butternut squash recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1/2 medium butternut squash
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green onions
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • 1 cup of fresh baby spinach
  • 1 can 400g beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley to garnish
  1. Peel and cube the butternut squash and sweet potatoes.
  2. Roughly chop the onion and green onions, heat up the oil in a pan and fry them for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the butternut squash and sweet potatoes, cover with vegetable stock and leave to cook until they are tender.
  4. Add the cooked beans and fresh spinach, followed by the tomato purée.
  5. Give it a good stir, season with salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Recipe Notes
  • To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.


Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Sodium 1699mg 71%
Potassium 1365mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 16g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 816.7%
Vitamin C 66.3%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 17.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.









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  • Reply
    October 30, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Such a hearty and tasty looking stew!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      October 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you, Ronit! It is a nice dish, I really enjoyed it 🙂

  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Hearty and healthy!

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  • Reply
    Amy Lopez
    November 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    I tried this amazing recipe last Friday and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe and it’s been added to my family’s favorite stew!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      November 13, 2018 at 5:51 am

      Thank you for your comment, l’m glad you liked the recipe.

  • Reply
    kayla arlo
    April 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    so good

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