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Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew with beans and spinach, a healthy Fall dish. Warm, comforting and filling, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

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.

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

Butternut squash and sweet potato stew

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 Autumn’s favourite vegetable, it’s hard to resist not cooking with it. 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. If you want to make it even more filling, you can add some cooked sausages to it, 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.

 

5 from 3 votes
Butternut squash and sweet potato stew
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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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 372 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 1/2 medium butternut squash
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green onions
  • 800 ml vegetable stock (3 cups)
  • 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
Instructions
  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.
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%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
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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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Ronit
    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
    youthfoodblog
    October 31, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Hearty and healthy!

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    May 3, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    […] Butternut squash and sweet potato stew – Warm, comforting and filling, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Such a great recipe that costs so little, yet you get so much goodness. […]

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