Vegetarian for Life
Print this page

Vegetable Stew

Serves: 1
Time to prepare: 10 mins
Time to cook: 40 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion – sliced
  • 1 potato
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 small piece of swede
  • 1 parsnip
  • 55g/2oz mushrooms – sliced
  • Few florets cauliflower
  • 150ml/¼ pint vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • ¼ tsp yeast extract
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs


  1. Sauté onion in oil in saucepan until just starting to turn brown.
  2. Heat up the stock, dissolve the yeast extract and then stir in the tomato puree.
  3. Peel and chop other vegetables and add with mushrooms to saucepan together with the stock and herbs.
  4. Bring to boil, cover and simmer gently until tender (approx 20–30 mins).
  5. Season and serve with crusty bread or mashed potato.


11 September, 2015

SO happy to find this website.  Finally some help for single people!  And such good suggestions.  Really like this Veg Stew - I add 1 Tbsp Quinoa.

12 September, 2015

So pleased that you like it, Jude, and thanks for the tip. There’s a new ‘Cooking for One’ recipe guide coming soon. If you subscribe to our newsletter (link to do this is on the homepage) then you’ll get an alert once it’s been published!

Anne Pryor
27 December, 2019

Love your recipes as I have to cook a veggie meal for one for my grandson. Thanks

Notify me of follow-up comments

Search by keyword or phrase

Search by category