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Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse vegetarian food in Britain could be. After returning to the States I re-created my favorite meal from my favorite restaurant and named it after the University of Manchester. When the enticing aroma fills the kitchen, I'm back in England!—Kimberly Hammond, Kingwood, Texas

Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

2 reviews

While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...


Sweet Potato Lentil Stew

12 reviews

I fell in love with the spicy aromas in this slow-cooked lentil stew. Add whatever ingredients you have on hand,...


Chickpea & Potato Curry

3 reviews

I make chana masala, the classic Indian chickpea curry, in my slow cooker. Browning the onion, ginger and garlic first...


Tomato & Garlic Butter Bean Dinner

4 reviews

On the days I get home late and just want a warm meal, I stir together tomatoes, garlic and butter...

Mushroom-Bean Bourguignon

2 reviews

In our family, boeuf bourguignon has been a staple for generations. I wanted a meatless alternative. All this dish needs...


Vegetable Lentil Stew

3 reviews

This delicious stew is nothing but good for you! The chunky mixture, seasoned with chili powder and cumin, is chock-full...

Coconut-Ginger Chickpeas & Tomatoes

2 reviews

This is my go-to quick dish. When you add tomatoes, you can also toss in some chopped green peppers (jalapenos,...


Potato-Lentil Stew

12 reviews

Jam-packed with veggies, this main-dish soup equals a meal the whole family will love. Serve with a loaf of your...


Homemade Lentil Barley Stew

7 reviews

“Green chilies and fresh ginger add zip to this thick meatless stew. It can be served as is or with...


Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

9 reviews

Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...

Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. At the time, I was a vegetarian and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious...


Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

16 reviews

This fragrant, spicy chickpea stew can be served over couscous or with warm pita bread. Try topping this Moroccan dish...


Southern Okra Bean Stew

When this spicy stew's simmering on the stove, my family has a hard time waiting for dinner. It's much like...


Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

4 reviews

An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that's tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon


Vegetarian Polka Dot Stew

7 reviews

“Here’s a speedy and satisfying version of traditional minestrone soup. The fun polka-dot shapes of the couscous, baby carrots and...

Creamy Curry Vegetable Stew

1 review

Our family loves to eat Indian food, and this recipe is quick and easy to do with jarred korma sauce...


Hodgepodge Stew

1 review

This is a dish that I enjoyed as a child and still remember with pleasure. Mom's homemade bread made the...


Tuscan Portobello Stew

14 reviews

Here’s a healthy one-skillet meal that’s quick and easy to prepare yet elegant enough for company. I often take this...


African Peanut Sweet Potato Stew

4 reviews

Back when I was in college, my mom made an addicting sweet potato and peanut stew. I shared it with...