Vegetarian Potato Pot

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

This stew, full of healthy vegetables, is served with spinach ferro, making it even more healthy and delicious.

Idaho Potato Commission


Pot Pot:
1 medium sweet onion, diced
2 -- cloves of garlic, minced
2 ounces butter
10 ounces butternut squash
1 pound Idaho Fingerling potatoes (mixed yellow, red and Peruvian), halved lengthwise
9 ounces sweet potato, roughly chopped
3 ounces dried mushrooms (porcini, shiitake) soaked in 1 1/2 quart water overnight.
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
-- Spinach farro, as needed
Spinach Farro:
1 medium sweet onion, diced
2 ounces butter
1 pound Farro, soaked in water
1 quart vegetable stock
7 ounces spinach, chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



  1. Cook onion and garlic in butter until onion browns.
  2. Add squash, fingerling and sweet potatoes, soaked mushrooms with their liquid, Worcestershire sauce, vegetable stock and ground nutmeg to pot. Cover and simmer for about 90 minutes.
  3. Season stew with salt and pepper and serve with Gruyere, accompanied by spinach farro.
  4. To make Spinach Farro:  Cook onion in butter in a pot until brown, then add farro and vegetable stock and simmer for about 50 minutes. Fold in spinach, then drain farro mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with Pot-Pot.
Rafi Taherian Executive Director Yale University Dining New Haven, Conn.



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