Recipe: 4-Ingredient Lentil Stew

Happy spring, everyone! It’s been a while since I posted a recipe… my apologies! I haven’t experimented with any new recipes lately so there wasn’t much to update you on, but here’s another quick and simple soupy recipe (can you tell I LOVE soup and stews yet?)

This tomato-based lentil stew is surprisingly filling and tastes pretty good, and I love how you can customize the flavor to your liking.

Photo Credit: New York Times


  • 1.5-2 cups of lentils (this will give you about 4 meals worth, depending how large your portions are!)
  • 1/2 can (or 12oz) of pasta sauce **I would definitely recommend you use fresh tomatoes and mash it up so it’s a richer flavor, but pasta sauce works just as well**
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5-6 white mushrooms


  1. Sift through your dried lentils to make sure there are no rocks!
  2. Rinse your lentils, and then soak them overnight.
  3. The following day, pour your lentils and about 1 cup of water into a pot and wait for it to boil.
  4. Rinse and dice your onion and mushrooms into fine pieces.
  5. After the water has boiled, add your onion, mushrooms, and pasta sauce into the pot and lower the fire.
  6. For seasonings, I used paprika, oregano, garlic salt, seasoning salt, cumin, and red pepper flakes. You can customize to taste so you get enough salt or spice in your stew.
  7. Let it simmer for about half an hour, and it’ll be ready to eat!

4 thoughts on “Recipe: 4-Ingredient Lentil Stew

  1. Great recipe just when I needed it! My son will be needing vegetarian recipes when he goes to university-he’s chosen self-catering halls as the catered ones are quite limited…thank you πŸ™‚ x

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    1. Of course, Samantha! Such an exciting time for your son πŸ™‚ he will definitely get the hang of cooking a variety of staple recipes once he goes off to university ☺️

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      1. I certainly hope so! I have a collection of recipe books and a list of blog names – yours at the top πŸ™‚ – to take with him too πŸ™‚ x

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      2. Haha aww, I’m so flattered!! There are definitely better blogs with more frequent updates compared to mine πŸ˜… I do my best with the busy school schedule I have heh. Thank you!

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