Peanut Sweet Potato Stew


This stew contains a few of my favorite things: peanut butter, sweet potatoes, and lots of garlic and ginger! It's healthy, flavorful and easy to make; you can even throw everything into your crockpot at the start of the day and come home to it later. This recipe serves 2 or 3, but feel free to multiply it and make a large batch; it's a great option for a healthy meal prep, as the flavors actually improve as this stew sits in the fridge. Add a can of chickpeas, or serve it alongside brown rice for a hearty, protein-packed lunch or dinner.

Yield: 2-3 servings

Peanut + Sweet Potato Stew

prep time: 15 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 55 mins


  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups cubed sweet potato
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 bunch collard greens, ribs removed, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. In a stockpot over medium heat, sauté onions, garlic, ginger and jalapeño in a few teaspoons of oil or water until soft and fragrant.
  2. Stir in tomato paste, sweet potatoes, red pepper, broth, and spices. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and reduce heat to low. Cover and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Add in collard greens then cover and allow to simmer for 3-5 more minutes until wilted. Add salt to taste and serve with cilantro and chopped peanuts.


You can also make this in a slow cooker by simply adding all ingredients at once.
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