I was feeling under the weather earlier this week and wanted to make something that would warm up my body. I didn’t want soup, but I still wanted something filling that did not have any animal protein. Also, I wanted to make a one pot meal so that I could reduce my cleaning up time. After I rummaged through my fridge, I made a vegetable stew using the root vegetables that I purchased at the farmers market.

vegetable stew
vegetable stew

The vegetable stew was very easy to make. I just chopped up a bunch of vegetables and put them in a dutch oven.

If you’re going to make this, remember to clean the vegetables before chopping and cooking. Also, if you’re adding turnips, you make want to add something savory like honey mustard to cut the bitterness from the turnips.

Vegetable Stew


various root vegetables, chopped ( I used carrots, parsnips, potatoes, beets and turnips)

1 cup of whole Brussels sprouts

½ of an onion, chopped

1 garlic clove

1 cup of vegetable stock

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp honey mustard (optional)

1 sprig of parsley (optional)

salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place dutch oven on the stove.

  3. Add the olive oil, the bay leaf and the onion to dutch oven. Sautee over medium heat until onion is clear.

  4. Add root vegetables and Brussels sprouts. Continue to sautee for 5 minutes.

  5. Smash garlic, then add to the dutch oven.

  6. Add vegetable stock. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

  7. Remove the dutch oven from the stove. Cover the dutch oven, then place it in the oven. Allow to cook for approximately 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

  8. Check on the stew after 30 minutes. If it tastes a little bitter, add a teaspoon of honey mustard into the stew. Put the stew back in the oven.

  9. Once the stew is done, remove from the oven. Allow to cool for approximately 10 minutes before serving.

  10. Serve in a bowl with fresh parsley as a garnish.

I was able to get 4-5 8 oz. servings from this recipe. The number of servings may be more or less depending on the size pot that you use.

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