Green lentil and sweet potato stew is a fantastic, budget winter warmer. Comforting, filling and tasty all at the same time, this one pot wonder is just what you need to soothe away those seasonal colds and long dark winter nights. This stew will stick to your bones!

Green Lentil And Sweet Potato Stew

Green lentil and sweet potato stew is a fantastic one pot family meal. Comforting, filling and tasty this delicious hearty stew will stick to your bones!
Course Dinner
Cuisine International
Keyword lentil and potato stew, lentil sweet potato stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 522kcal
Author Neil


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 300 g green lentils rinsed
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml Vegetable stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over a medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Add the green lentils, sweet potato, chopped tomatoes, stock, paprika and Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Stir well, bring to the boil then turn down to simmer and cook for about 45 minutes, stirring every now and then until the lentils are cooked. Add more boiled water from a kettle if stew needs more liquid. Season to taste.
  • Serve with the parsley sprinkled over and some crusty bread.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.2g | Protein: 10.8g | Fat: 33.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.4g | Sodium: 664.6mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 15.6g | Vitamin A: 2450IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.8mg