This hearty, comforting, and delicious Instant Pot vegan root vegetable stew is quick and easy, naturally gluten and dairy free, and packed with vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and help you lose weight!
Vegan Root Vegetable Stew for Instant Pot
Fall is finally here, and it wouldn’t be fall without a warm and cozy bowl of root vegetable stew.
I’ve been sitting on this recipe for a few months, waiting for just the right time to post it. Oh, the struggles of being a food blogger!
Since there were Christmas decorations in a local warehouse club today (it’s still August), I figured it would be a good time to get the ball rolling and give you a break from the pumpkin EVERYTHING with a savory, comforting dish.
I’ll give you the ingredients I used, but you can honestly substitute whichever root vegetables are your favorite, as long as the quantity stays about the same.
This meal would typically take all day in a slow-cooker, but with the Instant Pot, it’ll be ready in 20 minutes, and taste even better than the slow cooker version. Try it; you won’t be disappointed!
TIME SAVING HACKS:
As a busy mom of 2 boys, I’m always looking for ways to shorten my food prep time. These devices are absolute life savers in the kitchen and drastically cut the prep time by 90%, especially for this recipe.
First, the Vidalia Chop Wizard is a total lifesaver. I wish I had it YEARS ago. Yes, I have a fancy set of Wusthoff knives and nice cutting boards. But this $20 chopper really can’t be beat. With one whoosh, it will dice all of your veggies just like THAT. Wow.
Second, the Instant Pot is amazing, as it really can instantly cook just about everything (including yogurt). However, it only come with one sealing ring. Instant Pot rings are notorious for absorbing smells; therefore, if you make a garlic or onion-laden savory dish, then make a dessert like brownies, your brownies will taste like…garlic or onions. So it’s HIGHLY recommended to get a second color-coded set of rings. That way, you have one for sweet, and one for savory. Win-win!
Not only is this vegan root vegetable stew hearty, comforting, and delicious, but it’s quick and easy, naturally gluten and dairy free, and packed with vitamins and minerals to keep the nervous system and eyes healthy, as well as ones to prevent heart disease and cancer.
For example, beets are packed with folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C and B6.
Root vegetables are also high in fiber and promote good digestive health. They can also help you lose weight! YEAH!
What You Need
Any mix of fresh root vegetables will do. Please don’t use canned (especially beets) in this recipe, as it just won’t turn out the way you want it to! You’re also going to obviously need an Instant Pot, and it’s highly recommended to get the other items above!
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Inspired by Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew – Gimme Some Oven
Vegan Root Vegetable Stew
This hearty, comforting, and delicious vegan root vegetable stew is quick and easy, naturally gluten and dairy free, and packed with vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy and help you lose weight!
- 1 Instant Pot
- 2 Instant Pot Rings
- 1 small onion
- 6 cloves garlic
- 3 full-sized carrots, sliced
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 tsp sage, chopped
- .5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 bay leaf (don't eat it!)
- 3 golden beets, chopped
- 1 small butternut squash, cubed
- 1 potato, cubed
- 1 sweet potato, cubed
- 4 parsnips, sliced
Sauté first 3 ingredients in Instant Pot on the "Sauté Less" setting, until translucent (about 5 minutes). After this, turn Sauté OFF.
Instant Pot Prep
Place remaining ingredients into Instant Pot.
Make sure the savory sealing ring is securely attached to your lid and attach the lid to your Instant Pot.
Make sure it is locked in place.
Also make sure the Steam Release Handle is set to SEALING.
Let's Get Cooking!
Press the MANUAL button and set the timer for 15 minutes.
One the timer has counted down, place a towel or cloth over the steam release valve and very carefully release the steam.
You can also let it release naturally but this will take a while….your choice.
But if you do it manually, please BE CAREFUL as the steam is VERY HOT! I use a pot holder to release the valve manually.
NOTE: Always make sure the FLOAT VALVE is in the DOWN position before removing the lid.
Let me know if you like this and what is your favorite thing to pair it with! Live blissfully gluten free!