Veggie vegetable and bean stew with cheddar cheese dumplings, served with jacket potatoes

Bean and Vegetable Hotpot with Cheese Dumplings Recipe

45 Minutes
Serves: 2

A simple bean and vegetable hotpot made with cauliflower, green beans, courgettes, tomatoes, peas and cannellini beans flavoured with french herbs and topped with cheddar cheese dumplings. The veggie stew served with jacket potatoes

Recipe Ingreds


  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tin tinned cannellini beans
  • 0.5 head cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tsp herb de provence
  • 55 grams green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onions
  • 75 grams frozen peas
  • salt (to taste)
  • 0.5 stock cube veg
  • 1 tin tinned tomatoes
  • 500 ml water (boiling)
  • 1 tsp yeast extract


  • 55 grams butter
  • 25 grams cheddar cheese
  • 25 grams whole oats
  • 70 grams self raising flour


  • 2 baking potatoes
  • 10 grams butter

Recipe with pictures Steps

Step 1

  • wash the vegetables
  • cut the cauliflower into florets
  • trim the green beans
  • wash the courgettes chop into chip shapes

Step 2

  • heat the frying pan with a little oil
  • peel and chop the onion(s) finely
  • add to the frying pan
  • cook for 5 minutes

Step 3

  • peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely
  • add the garlic to the frying pan
  • add the cauliflower
  • cook for 5 minutes

Step 4

  • add the courgettes to the frying pan
  • cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • add the herb de provence and the green beans to the frying pan
  • cook for 2 minutes

Step 5

  • Drain and rinse the cannellini beans
  • add to the frying pan
  • add the peas
  • cook for 2 minutes

Step 6

  • set the oven to 190C 375F or gas mark 5
  • add the tinned tomatoes to the frying pan
  • add the stock cube to boiling water
  • add the stock to the frying pan

Step 7

  • add the yeast extract to the frying pan
  • season with salt and pepper
  • add the contents of the frying pan to the casserole dish
  • place in the oven
  • cook for 10 mins

Step 8

  • wash the potatoes
  • cook in the microwave for 4 mins
  • place in the oven with the stew

Step 9

  • grate the cheese
  • rub the butter into the flour till it forms breadcrumbs and then mix in the grated cheese
  • take a tablespoon of mixture and shape into dumplings
  • coat in the rolled oats
  • add the dumplings to the stew

Step 10

  • place in the oven
  • cook for 10 mins to 15 mins

Step 11

  • remove the stew and jacket potatoes from the oven
  • place the stew on the plate with 2 dumplings

Step 12

  • cut a cross on the top of the jacket and squeeze the potato to open it up
  • add some butter
  • add the jacket potato to the serving dish

step 13

  • if cooking extra for the freezer store the extra stew in a freezable container allow to cool and then place in freezer

Recipe Utensils

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 casserole dish
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 Garlic crusher
  • 1 grater
  • 1 jug
  • 1 large frying pan
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 sieve

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How to make bean and vegetable hotpot with cheddar cheese dumplings

Lightly fry the onions and garlic, add the vegetables, adding the vegetables that require the most cooking first, then add the beans, french herbs, yeast extract and tomatoes. To make the cheese dumpling rub together the flour and butter add the grated cheese and form into dumplings. Place the stew in a casserole dish place the cheese dumplings on top and cook for about 15 minutes in the oven until the dumplings are cooked and golden brown. 

What makes our vegetarian bean and vegetable casserole the best

This mouth watering stew is the perfect marriage of vegetables with a strong savoury or umami flavour by using a little yeast extract, but what makes this meal special is the delicious scone like cheese dumplings which go perfectly with the stew

bean stew meal and dinner ideas

This dish is ideal for late autumn or winter dinner, it can be served on its own for dinner as the delicious dumplings provide the perfect meal in one. You can serve the stew with

  • Oven baked crispy jacket potatoes
  • mashed potatoes or potato cakes
  • crusty bread or cornbread. 

This healthy hotpot is perfect for

  • flexitarian
  • vegetarians
  • vegans if you use vegan cheese for the dumplings.
  • If you are looking for a seriously healthy veggie stew leave out the dumpling and just serve with a jacket potato 
  • A great alternative to a meat stew if you are on a tight budget

Freezing our bean stew and dumplings

This veggie stew is ideal for freezing, cook the vegetable stew and leave to cool make the dumpling, place the stew in a container when cold and place dumplings on top and freeze

Other vegetarian stews

Jerk Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew with Rice & Peas

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