Easy Red Lentil Stew is the perfect weeknight dinner when you want something healthy, quick, and delicious.  This vegetarian stew recipe is loaded with veggies, and comes together in under 30 minutes. 

Big hit with the whole family. The one and three year old both had seconds!! I love the shredded veggies. Genius. I will make this again, for sure!!!! -Becky

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– Extra virgin olive oil – Yellow onion  – Garlic  – Zucchini  – Carrots  – Red lentils  – Vegetable broth – Crushed tomatoes  – Dried thyme


Add the oil to a heavy bottomed pot and heat until shimmering. Add the diced onion and sauté until translucent, 2-3 minutes.

Add the garlic, shredded zucchini and carrots and sauté about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are soft.

Add the vegetable broth, red lentils, tomatoes, and thyme.

You can also make this recipe in your Instant Pot! Swipe up for Instant Pot instructions on the blog.

If you are cooking on the stovetop, reduce the heat to medium-low an simmer until the lentils are soft - about 20 minutes.

Serve hot over rice or pasta.

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