Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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A hearty and creamy Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew made with squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lentils.

320 CALORIES 55g CARBS 5g FAT 16g PROTEIN
4
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(7 Old SmartPoints™)
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Last night it was so cold, which is really unusual for Los Angeles. Normally people are pulling out their parkas and hats when it drops below 65, but last night it was New England cold. Luckily, I had a batch of this delicious hearty soup waiting for me in the freezer. It is one that I make often but haven't shared yet on the website. But after digging into again last night, I knew I had to share it. The soup is creamy, rich, and full of good for you veggies and lentils. Plus is only gets better after having a few days for the flavors to soak together. So whip up a big batch and freeze the leftovers for a quick meal on a cold night. You won't be sorry.

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The Recipe

Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

Adapted from pinchofyum.com
PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups celery, chopped
  • 1.5 cups dry lentils
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp herbs de provence
  • 1 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. Add the butternut squash, carrots, potatoes, celery, lentils, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, herbs de provence, paprika, and salt to the slow cooker. Cook on on low for 7-8 hours.
  2. Add about one third of the soup to a blender along with the olive oil. Blend until smooth and add back to slow cooker.
  3. Add the spinach and parsley. Let cook for 5-10 more minutes until spinach wilts. Season with salt and pepper.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5-2 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1736mg
75%
Total Carbohydrate 55g
16%
Dietary Fiber 19g
73%
Sugars 9g
Protein 16g

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

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
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3 Comments
On Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
March 5, 2017 - 06:54
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Made this for dinner yesterday. From the comments above, I can only surmise that I did something wrong. While it was filling, it was very bland. Can I ask if anyone made changes to the recipe?
January 9, 2017 - 16:00
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WOW is all I can say! I knew this would be healthy but my goodness it is delicious!, my picky children even enjoyed it. It is so filling and the flavors are amazing. We will definitely make this again. Thank you!
January 7, 2017 - 12:12
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Very flavorful and hearty without making me feel too weighed down or full after. Will definitely make again.
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