Seasonal Beetroot and Butternut One Pot Stew

Seasonal Beetroot and Butternut One Pot Stew

Both beetroot and butternut squash are in season right about now so it makes sense to enjoy their warm winter flavours in a great stew which couldn’t be easier to make. This filling one pot recipe ensures you get the best from the season’s freshest ingredients.


  • 250g fresh, raw beetroot
  • 350g unpeeled butternut squash
  • 1 grated garlic clove
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 pinch of cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch of ground coriander
  • 3 crushed cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 100g of topped and sliced green beans
  • 50g of roughly chopped spinach
  • Parsley to garnish


  1. Chop the beetroot and butternut squash into small pieces and place them to one side, in separate bowls.
  2. Fry the garlic, onion, cumin, coriander and cardamom in the oil for 2 minutes and then add in 125ml cold water and your beetroot. Simmer for as long as it takes for the water to simmer away/soak in.
  3. Add a further 250ml of water and add thhe cinnamon and butternut squash into the mix. Simmer on a medium heat for 10 minutes and then add in more water and simmer once more.
  4. Pop the green beans into the mix with a further 125ml of water and then simmer all the water away before removing from the heat and stirring in the spinach.
  5. Finally sprinkle parsley to garnish and flavour.

This is a super low calorie dish which contains up to four of five a day vegetables and you can also serve it with brown rice for a more substantial meal.


The Author

Jessica Ambrose

Jessica is a fitness writer who loves long distance running, yoga, strength training and healthy eating.


Matthew C.
19 January 2016

Matthew C.

Interesting that you don't peel the butternut squash. Does this not make it a little stringy or bitty? I always roast and peel mine before eating.

Emma C.
14 January 2016

Emma C.

I know I would like this but not sure it's one for the kids! maybe good as a lunchtime soup for me only.

Tom D.
14 January 2016

Tom D.

I'm not a big fan of beetroot but I know it's really good for you so I'm trying to find new ways of getting it into my diet - this soup/stew is going on the list.

Sasha B.
12 January 2016

Sasha B.

Can't say I have ever seen anything like this soup before. It does sound very healthy. I would love to know if anyone's tried it and what the verdict is..

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