Colleen’s Slow Cooker Lentil and Swiss Chard Stew

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 211
Theme: Lunch
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Warm your belly and satisfy your appetite with this hearty and wholesome dinner option. This meal is perfect for a lazy weekend evening or a busy weekday dinner.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 medium onions, minced
  • 1 lb Swiss chard, stems and leaves separated and cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 6 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 12 oz Portobello mushrooms, caps and gills removed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 7 oz green lentils
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed and minced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


Combine ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Serve and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6-8 servings.  


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