Chickpea and Calabaza Stew


Calabaza squash and garbanzo stew. Vegetarian stew made in the Instant Pot®. You will love it so much that shortly after your bowl is filled it will be gonzo! Eat with a side of buttered bread for dipping.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • ½ medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • ¼ medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups Calabaza

  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped

  • ½ medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 3 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or to taste


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add oil. Saute onion, bell peppers, and garlic in the hot oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add calabaza, potato, and tomato. Pour in water; stir in paprika and ginger.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. Scoop out approximately 1 cup of the solids and process in a food processor or mash. Mix back into the cooker to thicken the stew. Serve hot and garnish with parsley.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken broth instead of water, sweet potato instead of a regular potato, and raw pumpkin instead of calabaza.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

160 Calories
3g Fat
29g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 160
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 257mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 552mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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