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One-Pot Louisiana Stew [Vegan]

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This is a simpler version of Louisiana stew, inspired by Creole and Cajun flavors. You get the tomatoes from Creole cooking and plenty of spiciness from Cajun. Instead of rice, this recipe uses potatoes for heartiness and forgoes the celery, but it's easily added in if you want even more of a Louisiana feel. This stew is for the true spicy food lovers out there.

One-Pot Louisiana Stew [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan



Cook Time



  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 4 large shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into large cubes
  • 3.5 ounces fresh okra, sliced
  • 5 ounces canned corn
  • 2 14-ounce cans whole, peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons mixed Cajun/jambalaya seasoning
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 pound vegan shrimp or smoked, extra firm tofu
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a deep pan or heavy-bottomed pot, add the onions and bell peppers, and fry a few minutes.
  2. Add the chili pepper, potatoes, okra, and corn and fry for a few more minutes before adding the tomatoes, the paste, and all the spices and herbs, apart from 1 clove of garlic. Before adding any cayenne, taste the stew to see how hot it is — this will depend on how big and how hot the chili pepper is. Cover the pot and cook for about 30 minutes.
  3. Place the vegan shrimp or smoked tofu in a small bowl, add the remaining garlic clove and lime juice, and stir. Let the shrimp marinate for the 30 minutes while the rest of the ingredients are cooking. You can even add a few drop of liquid smoke, if you want.
  4. After about 30 minutes, add the shrimp to the stew, stir to incorporate them, and cook for about 10 more minutes or until they are heated through. Both the vegan shrimp and smoked tofu can be cooked longer than real shrimp without them getting tough or overcooked.




Veganized traditional dishes and desserts from all across the globe and new, exciting culinary creations. Hi, I’m Chris, the guy behind Planticize. After being vegetarian for nearly 20 years, I finally went vegan in 2014! I enjoy eating, cooking, photography and travel. I’ve lived in three different countries, so my tastes are pretty eclectic. I love to planticize traditional dishes and create new and exciting ones, too! I think that going plant-based is the best for everyone and everything, and I strive to make food that looks and tastes great!



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26 comments on “One-Pot Louisiana Stew [Vegan]”

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Bobbie Briggs
2 Years Ago

No worries. We never use celery in anything. When a recipe calls for it...Cajuns always eliminate it. And.... There is definitely something about one pot and a vegan, Cajun cook!!!

Carolyn J. Griffin
2 Years Ago

After a while it all tastes the same!

Jessie Grace Marie
2 Years Ago

Nolan Timothy Samples

Fi Stone
2 Years Ago

Nicola Lovett this looks delicious

Nicola Lovett
27 May 2016

Oooh, yeah, you can cook it for me when I come to the UK :)

Jonathan Fowler
2 Years Ago

Jennifer Braddy Fowler Laci Elizabeth Fowler

Jamie Purr
2 Years Ago

Mitchell Cobra Graham we should makey!

Mitchell Cobra Graham
27 May 2016


Sarah Holliday
2 Years Ago

Celery, yuck! I'm a Cajun born and raised in south Louisiana, and no one in my family ever put celery in anything. Our "holy trinity" of coking is garlic, onion, and bellpepper.

Christopher J Bartis
27 May 2016

I left out the celery because I'm not a fan either :)

Kris Alexandre Martinov
27 May 2016

everyone has their tastes, that's why you're able to alter the recipe.

Sharon Stewart
2 Years Ago

2 Years Ago

Hi! It'd be so nice if the author (Me! :) ) was tagged with a link to their blog/FB page. www.planticize.com

Kelly Skolozynski
27 May 2016

What a fun blog!!

Christopher J Bartis
28 May 2016

Thanks Kelly! :)

Christopher J Bartis
28 May 2016

Thanks Kelly! :)

Sean Mcdermott
2 Years Ago

Yep,just add pot the whole world is.


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