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Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew
with brie and crackers

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min
A balance of sweet and savory this perfect cool-weather stew comes together in a flash with minimal prep. The stew is filling on its own, but if you have leftover brie from Monday's meal, a slice of brie and crackers makes a great side.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew:
  • Sweet potatoes - 2, chopped
  • Onions - 1, chopped
  • Kale - 3 leaves, leaves and stems chopped and separated
  • Lentils, cooked (canned or vacuum-packed) - 2 cups
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1/4 cup
Brie and Crackers:
  • Cheese, brie - 4 oz
  • Crackers, for serving (sub rolls or bread) - 1 cup

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Prep

  1. Sweet potatoes / Onions / Kale - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese - Remove brie from fridge and let it sit at room temperature while you prepare the stew so that it is soft and spreadable when you're ready to serve.
  3. Lentils - Rinse and drain, removing as much liquid as possible.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then onions, kale stems and a pinch of salt. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes, until softened.
  2. Add potatoes and saute until potatoes are starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  3. Pour in tomato paste, stock, lentils and bay leaves. Simmer stew until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. When stew is done, remove from heat and stir in kale leaves and lemon juice. If you'd like a more creamy stew, puree about half of it with an immersion blender. Taste and season with some salt and pepper and more lemon juice, if needed.
  5. Ladle stew into bowls and top with yogurt. Serve with brie and crackers on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (113)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (16)

Most Helpful

Husband heard what was for dinner turn his nose up. Once he tasted it he said I can make it again 😂

By: Kelly
Posted: Dec 08, 2016
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

50 reviews

Only used 1 cup of stock, added minced garlic, used spicy Italian chicken sausage

By: Sabrina
Posted: Apr 22, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good base, pretty easy to make. Would add more spices if we make again.

By: Kayla
Posted: Feb 21, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super simple & tasty!

By: Mel
Posted: Feb 08, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Maybe 4 stars with a spicier sausage. It faded as leftover rather than getting better, as most stews do.

By: James
Posted: Feb 08, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Used 20 oz sweet sausage, 1/2 cup lentils and substituted spinach because that is what I had on had. Loved this! Husband had 3 bowls!

By: Deanna
Posted: Feb 07, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Thought it needed something at end so I added teaspoon salt and lots of parsley :) I thought it was great for time being short to make it and freezing well

By: Kelley
Posted: Sep 17, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful