crock pot pumpkin lentil stew recipe (4 pointsplus)

crock pot pumpkin lentil stew recipe (4 pointsplus)

A perfect fall crock pot recipe, this Pumpkin Lentil Stew is not only hearty and delicious, but very healthy and satisfying. A great low calorie recipe idea for a chilly fall day.


  • 2lbs fresh pumpkin, cut into bite sized pieces (butternut squash can also be used)
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cups fat free vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a 4qt slow cooker, combine all ingredients except yogurt and cilantro. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. When ready to serve, top each serving portion with an heaping tablespoon of yogurt and some fresh cilantro.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 6 hour(s)

Diet type: Vegan

Diet tags: Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/4cup
Each serving = 4 Points +

PER SERVING: 173 calories; 0g fat; 32g carbohydrates; 11g protein; 10g fiber

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