Creamy vegetable stew

    50 min

    This creamy stew is packed full of vegetables and flavour. It will warm you, during the cold winter months. Potatoes are simmered with carrots, celery, onions and double cream.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3 litres water
    • 8 large potatoes, peeled and sliced
    • 4 large carrots, diced
    • 2 sticks celery, chopped
    • 2 small onions, chopped
    • 75g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 500ml double cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the water and stir in the potatoes, carrots and celery. Cook 15 minutes or until tender but firm. Remove from heat. Drain and set aside, reserving liquid.
    2. Place the onions and butter in the large saucepan. Over medium heat, slowly cook and stir 10 minutes or until the onions are tender. Mix in the flour, salt, pepper, paprika and double cream. Mix in the potato mixture. Continue cooking and stirring, adding the reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has reached a desired consistency.

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    When making this recipe, I was in a hurry and didn't have cream at hand. I browned the veggies rather than cook them in water, added onions, doubled the flour and, because there was no broth, added some veggie boullion cubes. I added no water, but rather, used fat free milk for the whole thing. Added in some frozen brocolli, just for fun. It was sooooo good!  -  06 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is easy and very good. As with any recipe, we all tweek it to our own. So, I added some fresh mushrooms at the onion-butter cooking stage. Added extra paprika, salt and pepper and in the end I pureed about 1/3 of the soup to make it a little thicker and that way I was able to add quite a bit of the veggie stock you make with the potato broth. This is a scrumptous recipe and I will recommend it to my friends.  -  27 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really good! After reading other reviews, I cooked the carrots and celery with the onions. I also added garlic to the butter and vegetables. I added much more paprika and pepper than were called for in the recipe, and it wasn't spicy at all. I also salted the water when I cooked the potatoes, which I diced. And I added some frozen peas toward the end of cooking for color. It was delicious, and I can't wait to tweak it again sometime with some cheese and other vegetables.  -  13 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)