Hungarian Goulash Style Autumn Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Goulash
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa

Nothing tastes better than a bowl of warm stew on a cold winter evening. Traditional Goulash is Hungarian meat and pasta stew, usually seasoned with paprika and served with a dollop of sour cream.

Vegetable Goulash, a hearty autumn vegetables and lentil soup!

For my vegetarian spin of Hungarian Goulash, I have replaced the proteins in traditional soup with hearty lentils and have used lots of autumn vegetables like butternut squash, zucchini to make filling and satisfying Vegetable Goulash. This delicious and healthy stew is excellent for weekend family dinners. Feel free to add 1 cup of penne pasta or add vegetables of your choice to make it your own.

I really love the traditional sour cream dollop on the top of warm vegetable goulash. Cold & tangy sour cream melts on warm mild spicy soup and creates a symphony of flavors.

Vegetable Goulash, a hearty autumn vegetables and lentil soup!

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Vegetable Goulash

Vegetable Goulash
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine European Category Difficulty Easy Yields 4 Servings (Serves: 4)
Smart Swap Replace sour cream with fresh sweet and juicy fruit as vegan alternative.


  • 1 Cup Butternut Squash (I used chopped frozen squash.)
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Cup Brown Lentils (or french lentils)
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Powder (Paprika)
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 Cup Mix Vegetables (3-4 carrots, 1 stalk of celery, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Red Potato evenly diced.)
  • Tomatoes (1 fresh tomato diced and one 10oz can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 Red Onion (Red or Yellow Onion sliced in half moons)
  • 2-3 Garlic (garlic cloves fine chopped)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (plus extra for serving)
  • 2 Cup Vegetable Stock (plus 2 cups of water)
  • 1/4 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream (for serving)


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  • Step for Recipe - Vegetable Goulash
    1. In a deep pot, add lentils with 3 cups of water and 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to boil and then set to simmer on low medium heat for 15 minutes. In meantime, soak sundried tomatoes in 1/4 cup of hot water, cover for 10 minutes, drain and reserve both tomatoes and soaking liquid.
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    2. Dice all the vegetables. About 2 cups of veggies - I add 3-4 carrots, 1 stalk of celery, 1 bunch Scallions, 1 Red Potato evenly diced.
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    3. Heat oil in a deep pan, add oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. Heat till garlic is fragrant. Add all veggies and saute for 1 minute. Cook covered for 5-6 minutes, or until softened. Now add in chopped sundried tomatoes, soaking liquid, vegetable stock, lentils, lentil cooking liquid, thyme, paprika, diced tomatoes, 2 cups water and canned tomatoes.
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    4. Bring to boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes, till tomatoes are cooked, vegetables and lentils are tender. Serve hot topped with dollop of sour cream and side of crusty bread. Enjoy!!

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4 comment(s)

  1. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes! Thanks.

    Earlene, I hope you enjoy! Happy cooking!
  2. very good!!
  3. Amazing!