About this recipe: This delicious vegetarian stew is super-easy to make. Leeks, celery, carrots, cabbage, beans and potatoes are simmered together in a seasoned tomato sauce. Enjoy with fresh bread.
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
This one gets better the second or even the third day! - 18 Aug 2013
I made this exactly as stated (as I always do with a new recipe before tweaking it). I thought that the herbs would be overpowering but they weren't at all. The problem was all I could taste was pepper! 1 teaspoon was way too much (for me anyway) and spoiled the taste of the veg. I normally season 'to taste' and that is what I should have done here after the stew was cooked. - 08 Feb 2011
I made this stew for a family dinner. My son's girlfriends are both vegetarian and I was having beef stew so I made this so they could eat stew also. We served the stews in bread bowls. It was a great hit with the girlfriends and with those of ua who weren't vegetarians! I made it as the directions said and i t was just right. Thank you for the recipe that made me a hit with my sons and their girlfriends! - 18 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)