This Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Vegan Stew is comforting, creamy and totally delicious. Perfect for Meat Free Mondays or trying to reduce your meat intake.
This recipe is everything we all want from Slow Cooker comfort food; easy to make, filling, super tasty.. BUT it just happens to be vegan. Whaaaaat.When I was brainstorming vegetarian slow cooker recipes, I thought about the ingredients I find indulgent that also happen to be vegan. For me, peanut butter is right up there as food of the gods.Add some chickpeas for texture, sweet potatoes for bulk and flavour, coconut milk for a silky sauce and here we are. I am OBSESSED. Hope you love it as much as we do.
This recipe is number 2 in a series of 9 (yes – NINE!) new Slow Cooker recipes I’m posting over the coming weeks. Watch me cook them on Instagram and TikTok.
You’ll love this recipe because:
✅ Just throw everything in.
✅ Creamy, silky sauce.
✅ All the family love the mild sweet taste.
FAQs about the Sweet Potato Vegan Stew
Which Slow Cooker do you use and recommend?
I use: Morphy Richards Sear & Stew Slow Cooker (it’s light and you can use it for browning on the hob too).
For induction hob users: Lakeland Digital 6.5l Slow Cooker
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I don’t like coconut, can I substitute it?
The coconut milk does really make this vegan stew as it adds a silky, creaminess, but if you want to substitute an extra can of tomatoes instead, go for it.
Is this recipe spicy?
It has warmth from the cumin and ginger but it’s not spicy, suitable for children. I like to add some chopped chillies to the top of the adult portions.
Can I cook this in the oven or instead?
If you want to make this vegan stew and don’t have a slow cooker, I’d recommend cooking it in a pan on the hob on a low heat. It will take about 30 – 40 minutes (depending on how soft you want the sweet potato to be).
You will need to add some water or stock to thin the sauce.
Can I freeze this recipe?
Yes, you can freeze all of the ingredients uncooked in a ‘dump’ bag and throw in from the freezer (allow extra cooking time).
You can also freeze the finished stew. Allow to defrost and heat through thoroughly before serving. It will be much thicker as the sweet potatoes absorb the sauce, but you can add some water or stock to thin it out again.
Can I prepare this recipe the night before?
Yes. Throw everything for the initial cook into the slow cooker, pop the lid on, then store in the fridge overnight. In the morning put it into the slow cooker. (Don’t forget to switch it on!)
Can I add meat to this?
Sure. Try adding some chicken thighs before cooking. Be sure to check they are fully cooked before serving.
What can I serve with this vegan stew recipe?
- Wraps or soft tortillas
- Cous cous
- With crispy Tortilla chips
- A dollop of yoghurt (or vegan alternative)
- Chillis on top
- In hard shell tacos
- Peanuts and fresh herbs on top
- Bread to dunk
Fancy more ‘dump’ (no browning needed) recipes?
- Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken – A massive reader favourite
- Slow Cooker Beef Curry – Totally delicious and simple to make
- Slow Cooker Campfire Stew – A slow cooker must make
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ by the recipe.
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Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Vegan Stew - Slow Cooker Recipe
- 1 kg Sweet Potatoes Peeled and chopped into chunks
- 400 g Can of Chickpeas Drained and rinsed
- 400 g Can of Coconut Milk I used reduced fat, either type is fine.
- 400 g Can of Tomatoes
- 1 Onion Peeled and chopped
- 150 g Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 3 Cloves Garlic Peeled and chopped
- 3 tsp Ground Ginger
- 3 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Ground Coriander Optional
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes Optional
- 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
- Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well.
- Cook on HIGH for 4 HOURS or LOW for 6 HOURS.
- Stir well and serve.
Stephanie Bawden says
Always looking for easy dinners. Kids now left home so have an empty nest so didn’t put all the sweet potato suggested in & cooked it on the hob this morning for about 30 mins until sweet potato was soft. Turned off heat & left it for the flavours to infuse. Delicious & enough left for another meal. Thank you, will be trying your other throw it all in one pot recipes – my kind of cooking! We’re not veggie but are eating less meat these days as so many good alternatives like this 😊
I made this last night and stupidly read the recipe wrong and used squash instead! I’m sure it wouldn’t have made that much difference. My husband and I really enjoyed it but I felt it maybe needed a little more tomato/ purée?? Would try next time as it will definitely be a recipe I would do again. Thank you Sarah. Doing the slow cooker enchiladas recipe tomorrow 👍
Nikki R says
Another hit. Really tasty, and no complaints despite the groans beforehand about it being VEGAN! Served it topped with peanuts and with crusty bread.
Jane Hobson says
SO easy to do and absolutely delicious. I popped this in the slow cooker before going on a long walk with a friend. It was the perfect ready meal! I served it with some warmed tortilla wraps for a very quick accompaniment and paired it up with the No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake with Prosecco – an equally delicious recipe from TT !
I will be honest, I don’t like sweet potato, and I was worried about the peanut butter 🤣 but I wanted to cook something different, so I gave this ago . And oh gosh is tastes amazing. I didn’t notice the taste of the sweet potato or peanut butter because all the flavours just go so well together, definitely recommend, will make again 🙂
Made this whilst meal prepping for the week, trying to do one meat free day a week! This recipe was delicious, served with white rice. Will definitely be a go to recipe when planning meals as was simple once all veg chopped, put in slow cooker, 4 hours and tea was ready.
Served this to the biggest carnivore in the world. He loved it so much he had seconds. So did I. It’s absolutely delicious. It’s now in our book of favourite recipes.
Sarah Barnes says
Wow! So glad you both liked it Louise!
Been loving all your meal plans, thank you. It makes it so much easier to decide what to have for dinner!
I loved this but my partner said it needed chicken!
This is absolutely amazing! This week we have discovered lots of new flavours with your recipes, all delicious
..but this is hands down the best of all 😍
Lovely recipe, will make again but will not use as much sweet potato, will substitute with another veg.
This is by far my favourite slow cooker recipe. Rich, tangy, creamy and sweet. Do delicious. I’d add an extra can of chickpeas nest time. I swapped canned tomatoes for passata which worked well.
Delicious! We had a last minute change of dinner plans so I knocked this up on the hob instead of doing it in the slow cooker and it was just as good. I added green beans and spinach (as trying to get everyone to eat more veg) and it was great. Super easy, filling, warming and tasty. Going to be making this a lot throughout Autumn and Winter.
We loved this, we’re a family of confirmed meat eaters but found it delicious, I added a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chopped nuts when serving both of which really helped..
For me it was just a little sweet, I think I’ll try butternut squash next time or half and half ordinary potatoes.
This is a favourite, made this many times now and freezes really well. Packed full of flavour and very filling. Delicious. works well with squash or Pumpkin too instead of sweet potatoes
Wow! This was DELICIOUS! I subbed the chickpeas w kidney beans bc I love kidney beans. It was perfect! Thank you for sharing!! Fun fact: I’m a twin and both my sister and I are trying to go vegan. I love that you named your website after your twins. This will definitely be added to my meal prep rotation!
Another brilliant slow cooker veggie meal .
My husband took one mouthful and said “ can you make this again”
So easy , prepped night before ready to put the slow cooker on a timer .
Absolutely love walking in the door to the smell of a meal .
Absolutely delicious. Will 100% make this again!
Jacqueline Hasenbroek says
This is just heaven on a plate!
So easy, so economical and just so divine!
This is definitely one of my all time favourites…Thank-you!
Laura Haynes says
Absolutely delicious!! We will be making this recipe regularly. Thank you!