Crock Pot Vegetarian Stew with Seitan Recipe

Crock pot vegetarian stew recipe

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  • Total: 12 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 4 hrs 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: Servings 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
384 Calories
1g Fat
80g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Servings 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 384
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1385mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Protein 16g
Calcium 122mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vegetarian crock pot recipe uses seitan instead of meat for a classic and hearty "meat" and potatoes stew recipe. Seitan is derived from wheat protein and typically stands if for meat in many recipes; if fact, some vegetarians are known to avoid if because the texture is too much like real meat!

Carrots, celery, onions, and garlic add a boost of flavor to this stew. Feel free to add a few of your favorite fresh or dried herbs for an extra kick.

Serve this rich, hearty stew with a thick, toasted piece of bread on a cold winter night.


  • 1 pound seitan (chopped)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 3 carrots (diced)
  • 3 potatoes (chopped)
  • 2 stalks celery (diced)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 tbsp. cornstarch mixed with 4 tbsp. water until smooth

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crock pot vegetarian stew
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  2. Sauté the seitan in a little bit of olive oil first, if you'd like.

    Saute seitan
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  3. Place all the ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

    Place ingredients in a crockpot
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  • If you're pressed for time, you don't need to sauté the seitan, but it will give the seitan a bit of extra flavor if you do.