One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew

Lauren Caris Short

By Lauren Caris Short

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Whip up a delightful One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew to satisfy your taste buds. With easy prep and a hint of exotic spices, this freezer-friendly dish saves the day on busy weeknights.

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew in a tan glazed dish on top of a cloth napkin on a white speckled tabletop.

This is such a simple, one-pot stew that is PERFECT for freezing, so you always have a delicious, hearty meal on hand on those days when you just don’t have time!

You know the days, you’ve been at work, the train was delayed (again), and you’re tired. You’re also hungry, but the thought of chopping, sautè-ing, simmering… it’s just too much effort. Those are the evenings you should be chilling out on the sofa with Netflix, not cooking a delicious curry.

No, no, that’s what you do at the weekend, when you have an hour or so spare. You make this curry, then freeze it READY for those evenings when you need a good dinner fast.

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew in a tan glazed dish topped with pomegranate seeds being held out in a woman's hands.

It’s the perfect weeknight meal during a cold season or any time of year.

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew in a tan glazed dish on top of a cloth napkin on a white speckled tabletop.
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5 from 1 vote

One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew

Whip up a delightful One-Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew that will satisfy your taste buds. With easy prep and a hint of exotic spices, this freezer-friendly dish saves the day on busy weeknights.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Stew
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 477kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 white onions diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups red lentils
  • 15 oz chickpeas canned
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 17 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 3/4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 large bunch of fresh parsley roughly chopped
  • 1 large bunch of fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup couscous uncooked
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  • Sautè the onion in a large stock pot for 3-5 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the celery and garlic and sautè for a further 3 minutes.
  • Add the turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cumin and stir to coat everything. Add the lentils and stir thoroughly. Add the tomato sauce and simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the Sweet Potato, Chickpeas, bay leaf and vegetable stock, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the stew is thick.
  • Put the couscous in a bowl and cover with 1 cup boiling water. Cover the bowl with cling film to seal in the steam and wait 5 minutes for the couscous to absorb all the water. Fluff the couscous with a fork and serve.
  • Sprinkle over the chopped fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds.

Notes

This dish is perfect for freezing and serving at a later date. Simply portion the stew into ziplock bags and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat thoroughly before serving

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 1205mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 8724IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 7mg

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11 thoughts on “One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Moroccan Style Stew”

    • Hey Jenna! Tomato passata is basically a pure tomato pasta sauce, if you can’t find anything like that, canned chopped tomatoes would be fine!

  1. Oooh cooking this now, smells lush, can’t wait for an hours time! Just a quick observation – I can’t see the chick peas or bay leaf used in the recipe instructions, so I just put them both in when I added the passage. Thanks for a lovely recipe. xx

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  4. I most definitely have many days like that, when I can’t even contemplate cooking, so this one- pot sounds perfect

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