Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe

Soup Sunday | Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe

This week I was looking for a heartier soup… the kind that sticks to your ribs. Before our vegetarian days we loved a good beef stew. When I saw this recipe I had high hopes that it would be all that I hoped for and more. I was right! Everyone devoured this soup and even Emma (age 6) asked for me to make it again mid week for her birthday dinner. It is super forgiving… so if you don’t have a particular vegetable on hand try a different one! I adapted this recipe from You will see how I altered the recipe a bit in parenthesis. Enjoy!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Vegetarian Green Chile Stew Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 4 potatoes, cut in one-inch cubes (I used 2 baking potatoes & 2 sweet potatoes)
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 yellow squash, cut in one-inch cubes (I used zucchini squash)
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach (I was out so I used Spring Mix lettuce)
  • ⅓ cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans, drained (I used Dark Red Kidney beans)
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded spaghetti squash (optional) (I used it, mmmm)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 5 cups water (I only used 2 cups... I like a thicker stew)
  • 3 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers (I used 1 can just for a tiny kick)
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots, celery, potatoes, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Toss yellow squash, spinach leaves, corn, pinto beans, and spaghetti squash into the pot. Continue to stir until spinach leaves have wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour vegetable broth, water, and green chiles into the mixture. If necessary, add more water to make sure vegetables are covered. Bring stew to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes.




  1. Sandy VanHoey says

    Now this is a recipe I would love. I love my veggies anyway and this sounds fantastic. I’d be like Emma and asking for more.

  2. Geri Fink says

    I think my family is going to devour this one. Next week is soup week. I’m so excited!

  3. Jamie says

    This looks like a great fall soup — I’ll have to give it a try!

  4. Bekah Kuczenski says

    Ohhh I bet the green chiles give this soup a lot of flavor!! I love soup in the fall and winter months!

  5. Sounds so yummy! I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Janet W. says

    This looks like a delicious, well balanced meal! Thanks for sharing! Perfect for the cold weather, too!

  7. tonya cowart says

    I love to just through together a soup or stew. We put what ever we have on hand in the crockpot. So far everything is come out great. We have deer chili going right now.

    • I’ve never done a throw together until last night. I pulled out all the veggies that needed to be eaten and chopped/tossed them into a pot. When I came home my husband sheepishly asked me if the soup was ready because he couldn’t wait to ask me… he had already eaten THREE bowls LOL

  8. The soup was awesome. Nothing left to put away for another meal.LOL Thank you for sharing your soup recipes. My family has really enjoyed the different soups and they are real winners. 🙂

    • Thank you Diane! I love hearing “after the fact” comments…
      So I just checked out 5 soup cookbooks from the Library… hopefully I’ll have some MORE new awesome ones 🙂

  9. Carrie says

    looks like a delicious addition to our winter soups!

  10. Sarah L says

    I’m getting hungry just reading the recipe. Looks really good.

  11. Michelle F. says

    Great way to use spinach.

  12. Karina Lee says


  13. Pamela Halligan says

    I love stew, and prefer vegetarian dishes, so I’ ll definitely have to give this recipe a try. Stews, chili, and soups are my favorite winter meals.

  14. Lisa F. says

    I love to find vegetarian recipes! I would omit the corn, though. Not a fan. Otherwise, this looks great!

  15. Mary Dailey says

    I definitely want to try this because it will be filling and healthy for us at the same time!

  16. Stacy D. says

    wow, this looks really good, i plan on making it when my sister in law comes over.

  17. Danielle Hoover says

    I made this soup and really liked it. Sadly Jeff and Vanessa didn’t want to touch it, what’s a girl gotta do to get them to eat vegetables. ( :

  18. Elena says

    Looks so delicious! Thank you for the recipe

  19. Vicki Howes says

    Always love a new take on chili – can’t wait to try this with all the veggies

  20. Another great-looking vegetarian recipe. I’ll have to add it to my collection.

  21. marissa lee says

    I love all of your recipes they are awesome and can’t wait to try them…thank you

  22. judy gardner says

    my sister in law is a vegetarian so this recipe will come in handy!

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