Scottish Vegetable Stew

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it’s even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

Often described as a “one pot wonder” this Scottish vegetable stew is your classic, delicious all in one pot quick healthy meal.

You can, of course, serve this stew with mashed potato but I just think that a rustic farmhouse bread is the perfect compliment for soaking up all that delicious flavoured stock as celery, carrot, turnip (swede), leeks and kale make such a tasty combination.

If you’ve done a Sunday roast dinner then this recipe could be great for a Monday night to use up any leftover veg. You could also blitz this stew in a food processor giving you soup for the next day’s lunch!

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

I realise that I’ve classed this Scottish vegetable stew as “a quick healthy meal” despite it taking slightly longer for it to be ready. But that’s not because its labour intensive in anyway, no it’s just the extra time to cook. So whilst it’s cooking you could be doing other things.

Plus to save even more time you could prepare the vegetables before you leave the house for the day / for work all ready for you to pop in the pot in the evening allowing them to cook away, meaning an absolutely minimum amount of work for yourself.

I mean I don’t know about you but I’m usually shatttered in the evenings which is one of the reasons I started this blog to show you that YOU CAN eat healthily even though you’re always busy and short on time.

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

You know folks, one of the best advantages of casseroles / stews that I love is that you can make them in advance, freeze them and then thaw them for later use. This recipe makes approximately 6 portions so if you’ve any left over then you could freeze those leftovers for future use.

And of course please feel free to experiment with the ingredients as much as possible by trying out your own different combinations.

The advantage of casseroles / stews are that they are truly forgiving, giving you the freedom to add or reduce ingredients as per your taste, but at the same time not compromising on the outcome. You know your tastes and preferences better and so feel free to alter this recipe to your liking.

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

The vibrant tomato and chorizo soup recipe and post on Tuesday was all about keeping our spirits high and not allowing ourselves to feel gloomy when skies above us are grey. I think this Scottish vegetable stew recipe is a further compliment to that sentiment too.

Plus here you’re also getting a big boost of vitamin A & C. Remember we should be aiming to eat at least five different fruits and vegetables daily to get all the vitamins and minerals we need. This stew will help towards that.

All those essential vitamins will help us to maintain a healthy immune system especially when the weather is colder so we can hopefully avoid falling ill.

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This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!
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Scottish Vegetable Stew
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 20 mins
 

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. Great when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

Course: Dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 137 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 3 carrots chopped into chunks
  • 3 celery sticks chopped into chunks
  • 400 g turnip swede, cut into chunks
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 300 g leeks thickly sliced
  • 100 g chopped Kale stalks removed
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Put the onions, carrots, celery and turnip in a large ovenproof casserole dish. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the leeks, kale and seasoning. Stir to mix the vegetables together. Cover and transfer to the oven to cook for about 1 hour until the vegetables are just soft, stirring halfway during.
  4. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with slices of crusty farmhouse bread.

Nutrition Facts
Scottish Vegetable Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.9g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 187.5mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 30.7g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 12.6g
Protein 4.5g 9%
Vitamin A 65%
Vitamin C 115%
Calcium 16%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

And talking about the weather being colder, it’s time for Lady Lynne and I to visit the travel agents on Saturday to see about our next big holiday adventure!

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know what it is! No worries if you haven’t, I’ll reveal all next Tuesday, as well as a brand new vanilla honey overnight oats breakfast recipe

Catch you then! 😉

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This homemade Scottish vegetable stew is just the thing to warm you up on a chilly evening. And, it's even better when served with thick slices of farmhouse bread!

Comments

  1. The weather is doing some crazy things here so although we are in Summer, it is still a bit chilly in the evenings. Your delicious Scottish stew recipe will be perfect for these evenings, and served with farmhouse bread makes it even more inviting.
    The vegetables that you put into it are our favorites, but what I love most about it is how easy it is to prepare and that it is a one pot meal, so thank you for the great recipe Neil.
    Have a great day! 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thank you so much Ashika! There’s just something so unique about this collection of vegetables that seems to go together and forms the perfect blend!

      Hope you are well and I hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

  2. Neil, I love the philosophy behind why you started this blog – I try to eat healthy-ish during those crazy busy days of mine, and whenever I stop by here, you manage to have yet another recipe that inspires me to keep on trying to be healthyish at least 🙂
    BTW, this stew sounds delicious, I do love the combo of celery, carrot, turnip, leeks and kale – it’s been in the 80’s F (20S C) here these last few days but this next week we are supposed to be down in the 50s F (10 s C) so this soup would be perfect with some crusty bread!
    Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend – I’m sorry to have missed so much on your blog …but catching up today and so looking forward to seeing where you and Lady Lynne plan on journeying to next!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I know what you mean about fluctuations in the temperature Shashi. On Monday morning and Wednesday morning this week I had to scrape the ice of the car before I got in it to go to the gym early morning. And then this evening when I walked home from work, its really warm. Mad!

      No need to apologise ever for missing stuff on the blog, we are all so very busy these days! I’m just glad to know you are doing well and if any of my recipes inspire you in any way, then that makes my day! Have a great weekend and take care! 😀

  3. This sounds like the perfect soup to have simmering away on the stovetop on a cold weekend day. It’s supposed to be cold (like below freezing as the high) here this weekend, and I’m thinking a good stew just might need to be in order. There is something so comforting to smelling stew simmering away on the stove…and then curling up on the couch with a big bowl! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this, and have fun with the travel agent this weekend…planning is half the fun!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks David. We are both really looking forward to our trip to the travel agent on Saturday. It’s been a long hard slog of saving our pennies to plan for this trip, but I know it’s going to be so so worthwhile!

      There’s nothing quite like a house smelling of wonderful cooking smells is there, when its cold outside? Especially a good stew like this one.

      Enjoy your weekend. Just about to pop over to your blog to see what I missed! 😉

  4. I would fight other people away from this. GET YOUR OWN POT>
    I can’t wait to hear about your adventures to come! Where and how will you be celebrating Thanksgiving?
    😀 WINKY FACE

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Looking forward to our adventures to come Susie! Hoping that all goes well at the travel agents tomorrow! 🙂

      I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving in my work unfortunately, but I’ll be thinking of you guys and all that turkey!

  5. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I might confuse the books, but I think Jerome K. Jerome had a hilarious chapter in his Three Men in a Boat where the characters were trying to make, I believe, some Irish stew. The word “stew” sometimes makes me think of the book and smile although there’s nothing funny about this delicious and comfort food. What I really like about stews, like you mentioned, is that the list of possible ingredients is huge, and you basically can stir in all the leftovers from your fridge. Since I’m that kind of cook who always have a little of this and a little of that in the fridge, this is my kind of meal 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ben. As you say its so easy to create different tasting vegetable stews from any leftovers. Hopefully this recipe will help to inspire others to do the same and use up any leftover to create their own stews rather than throwing leftover veg out!

  6. This just reminds me of my engagement-moon and makes me happy and nostalgic and in loveee 😉

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      That’s right GiGi. You’ll have had the real deal when you were here! You’ll be able to tell everyone how great this recipe is! 😉

  7. That looks really good. Just the thing to warm you up on a snowy evening.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Jeff. You can’t beat it when it’s snowing outside and you’re tucking into a bowl of hot soup can you? 🙂

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