Hearty Red Lentil Stew

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This hearty red lentil stew is the first recipe I made with my new healthy diet. It was a hit! This is gluten free, and if you remove the white potatoes it can also be nightshade free.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
6 servings


  • 3 cups water, or to taste

  • 2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 cubes vegetable bouillon, or more to taste

  • ½ pound red lentils, rinsed and drained

  • ½ medium butternut squash - peeled, seeded, and chopped

  • 4 medium carrots, chopped

  • 4 small white potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • ¼ pound watercress

  • ¾ cup frozen peas, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce (tamari)


  1. Bring 3 cups water, onions, garlic, and 2 bouillon cubes to a boil in a large pot. Add lentils, squash, carrots, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes. If the majority of food is not covered in water, add more water and the corresponding amount of bouillon. Bring to a boil.

  2. Lower heat and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes. Add celery and simmer for 5 minutes. Add watercress, peas, dill, and soy sauce. Mash some of the potatoes and cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

359 Calories
1g Fat
74g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 280mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 14g 51%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 64mg 320%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 1651mg 35%

* 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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