Best ever stew recipes

Stave off the cold weather lurgies with one of our nutritious and comforting best ever stew recipes. Try one tonight for the perfect mid-week family meal

Tuscan bean and barley stew

This recipe for Tuscan bean and barley stew is a perfect one to have on hand for a quick midweek meal. It’s ready in 30 minutes, serves 4 and is under 200 calories. You can use any leafy greens for this, just whatever you have around.


Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

Winter is coming so whack the meat and veg on the stove so you can curl up on the sofa with a warm bowl of this comforting ham hock stew

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Fluffy potatoes, spicy chorizo and warm, comforting stew – what more could you want from a quick and easy mid-week meal this winter?

Potato, chorizo and kale stew

Spicy chicken and pepper stew with herb quinoa

A super quick and easy chicken and pepper stew for the whole family, served with a herbed quinoa. Packed full of veggies and beans, it’s also a nice healthy tea option – at just over 300 calories per portion.

Seafood stew with saffron

A delicious dish packed with flavour, this stew features clams, mussels, and roast tommies; cooked in white wine and flambéed with Pernod. Serve with plenty of bread to mop up the juices.

Persian lamb stew

This Persian lamb stew one-pot recipe is really easy and under 500 calories – perfect midweek comfort food.

Jamaican pepperpot stew

This Jamaican pepperpot stew recipe is an easy one-pot to feed the family. Ginger, chilli and allspice spice up the tender beef and sweet potato for a winter warming dish.

Spiced lentil stew

The best lentil stew is lightly spiced and satisfying for all the family. This one, made with split red peas is quick and easy, good value and healthy. This vegetarian recipe works as a main meal or as part of an Indian feast. Leftovers would make a simple lunch. Whenever you eat it, crusty bread on the side is all you need to serve it with.

Chard, sweet potato and peanut stew

Peanuts add crunch to this meat-free dinner party main. Add any other greens you have in the fridge and serve on its own or with rice.

Indian salmon with chickpea stew

This recipe for Indian salmon with chickpea stew is a great simple supper for when there’s just two of you. Most of the ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard.

Three bean, tomato and spinach stew

Beans, tomato and spinach for when it’s cold outside: a recipe with a kick, perfect for meat-free Monday with the family. High protein and only 153 calories per serving.

Jamaican prawn, pepper and coconut stew

This recipe for Jamaican prawn, pepper and coconut stew is easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, it’s gluten-free and under 500 calories.

Healthier lamb stew

Hearty, low-fat one pot for a filling family meal. Pearl barley adds bulk to an easy stew of lamb, veg and potatoes. Make in minutes then leave to cook for 1 hour. Serve the stew with leafy greens or crusty bread for the juices.

Mediterranean fish stew

A warming fish stew, made with fennel, prawns, white fish and tomatoes. Mop up any leftover juices with some crusty white bread.

Turkey chilli bean stew

This is a good way of using up cooked meat over the holidays – chicken or ham would work nicely as well. The chipotle paste and smoked paprika gives this a lovely smoky, but not too hot, chilli flavour

Cheat’s seafood stew

Seafood stew doesn’t have to take hours to make. This recipe for cheat’s seafood stew is packed full of those delicious fish flavours but is on the table in under an hour, so it’s still achievable midweek.

Pork fillet with pepper stew

This recipe for pork fillet with pepper stew is easy to make and ready in under an hour and 5:2 diet friendly, but is packed full of flavour.

Moroccan kofte and chorizo stew

You can make this Moroccan lamb and chorizo stew the day before you need to feed a crowd and chill until you’re ready for your guests to feast.

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