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Instant Pot Veggie Stew

By Chuck Underwood @brandnewvegan

Well I did it.  I finally took advantage of those crazy Black Friday Deals at Amazon and bought myself an Instant Pot!  And for my very first recipe?  I took my most popular recipe this month and converted it!  It was SO easy, and fast too.  For those of you who have Instant Pots, here is my Instant Pot Veggie Stew.  


For those of you who don’t know – an “Instant Pot” is an electric pressure cooker that makes cooking many of our vegan recipes a cinch.  One pot, set the program, and walk away.  It will beep when it’s done!

You can seriously cook homemade beans, DRIED BEANS, in just 30 minutes from start to finish, and with NO SOAK time either.  You can bake whole potatoes, make instant soups or stews, chili, rice – you name it.

Instant Pot Veggie Stew
The one I got is a 6-1 meaning it’s a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and it even sautés.

Bye bye crock pot and rice cooker – you just got replaced !

I’ll leave a link here if anyone is interested.  Keep in mind this is an Affiliate Link to Amazon so I will receive a small commission if you buy one – but at no extra cost to you.

Link to Instant Pot…

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Instant Pot Veggie Stew


This recipe is a copy of my Hearty Vegetable Stew only modified for the Instant Pot.  I did make a few changes to the original recipe but either version tastes great.

First press the SAUTE button on your IP and change the setting to LESS.

Mince ½ an onion, 1 carrot, and 1 celery stalk very fine and sauté in ¼ cup of low sodium veg broth.  When the color turns translucent, add 2 cloves of minced garlic and stir well.

Add 8 oz of White Button Mushrooms, and 8oz of Sliced Portabella Mushrooms, chopped into large pieces.  Season with 1 tsp of Italian Seasoning, 1 tsp of Rosemary, and ½ tsp of Rubbed Sage.  Sauté the mushrooms until all the liquid has evaporated and the onions begin to brown and stick to the bottom a little.

When the veggies are just beginning to stick, leaving little brown marks on the bottom of the pot, press the CANCEL button and add ½ cup of Red Wine to deglaze.  Using a wooden spoon or spatula, be sure and scrape the bottom clean to incorporate all those browned little goodies into the stew.

Add a 14oz can of diced tomatoes and an 8oz can of Tomato Sauce and stir to mix.

Add 3 cups of Low Sodium Veg Broth.

Chop 2 carrots, 1 celery stalk, 1 cup of fresh green beans, and 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes and add to the stew.

Season with 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp Kitchen Bouquet, and ¼ tsp black pepper.

  • Make sure the 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.

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!

NOTE:  Always make sure the FLOAT VALVE is in the DOWN position before removing the lid.

Finally, add ¾ cup of Pearl Onions, and about 3-4 oz of Frozen Peas.  (SteamFresh sells 4 pack singles)  and stir well.  The heat of the stew is enough to cook the veggies.

Thicken by mixing 2 Tbs Corn Starch with 2 Tbs Water to make a slurry and stirring it into the stew.

Serve with your favorite crusty bread and enjoy!

Stay tuned for even MORE Instant Pot Recipes from Brand New Vegan !!!



Save Print Instant Pot Veggie Stew

Prep time:  30 mins

Cook time:  15 mins

Total time:  45 mins

Serves: 8 -10 bowls

Instant Pot Veggie Stew
I took my most popular recipe this month and converted it for Instant Pots! Love a good rich, hearty stew? Try my Instant Pot Veggie Stew ! Ingredients SAUTE MODE
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, minced
  • 1 carrot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup Veg Broth
  • 8oz White Mushrooms
  • 80z Sliced Portabella Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • ½ tsp Rubbed Sage
  • ½ cup Red Wine
  • 15oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 8oz Tomato Sauce
  • 3 cups Veg Broth
  • 2 Carrots, diced
  • 1 Celery Stalk, diced
  • 1 cup fresh Green Beans, diced
  • 2 Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced
  • 1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Kitchen Bouquet
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ¾ cup Pearl Onions
  • 4oz Frozen Peas
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch
  1. Set your IP to SAUTE mode and select LESS
  2. Saute onion, celery, carrot, and garlic until soft and translucent
  3. Add Italian Seasoning, Rosemary, and Sage
  4. Add mushrooms and saute until all liquid has evaporated
  5. It's ok if veggies slightly brown and stick a little
  6. Deglaze pan with Red Wine
  7. Add Tomatoes and Sauce
  8. Add Veggie Broth
  9. Add remaining veggies except Pearl Onions and Peas
  10. Add seasonings
  11. Attach lid to Instant Pot
  12. Ensure Release Valve is set to SEALING
  13. Press MANUAL MODE and set timer to 15 minutes
  14. Once finished, cover steam release with towel and CAREFULLY release all pressure
  15. Remove lid and stir in pearl onions, peas, and corn starch slurry
  16. Stir and serve


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