This French lentil stew is hearty, warming, healthy, quick, and easy to make. All you need is one pot and 11 ingredients!
When winter rolls around, this will be your go-to meal. Perfect to enjoy straight away and to keep as leftovers.
You can double or triple the recipe to make a big pot of it to batch cook it for the week or to enjoy with your family.
Mushrooms and sage are the perfect pairings with this French lentil stew. However, thyme, parsley, or oregano would also make a great addition if sage is not readily available to you.
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What can you serve with this lentil mushroom stew?
This dish works beautifully with some sourdough bread that’s been slightly warmed up.
If you love yourself a glass of red, you can’t get a more perfect flavour combination than that!
You can also serve it with a side of rice, or even roasted vegetables.
Some other wonderful recipes like this French lentil stew
I love how many of you enjoy my stew recipes. Here are a few others for you to try!
- Hearty Mung Bean Stew With Kale
- Easy Vegan Brown Lentil Stew
- Vegan Black-Eyed Bean Stew
- Red Lentil Stew with Potatoes and Peas
- Ghanaian Spinach Stew with Chickpeas (Vegan)
- Sauerkraut and Bean Stew (Slovenian Jota)
Is it best to soak lentils before cooking them?
I always soak any lentils before I cook them. The bigger they are, the longer I soak them. I typically soak them overnight as this helps the cooking time and I personally find that it makes me less bloated (if at all).
With French lentils, you should soak them overnight. It will take too long to cook them in the stew if not soaked. You can alternatively cook them beforehand in a pot or pressure cooker and add them in towards the end. This will speed up the cooking time by at least 15-20 minutes.
The only thing you compromise here is the French lentils soaking up all the flavours from the stew itself.
Other recipes you’ll love:
- Vegan Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta & Bean Soup)
- Immune Boosting Bean Soup
- Mushroom & Thyme Soup
- Creamy Vegan Leek and Mushroom Pasta
- Easy Vegan Red Lentil Soup