Skip to content

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew
View Recipe

What could be better than black beans and butternut squash in a colorful and creamy stew? From a wellness perspective, you’ll be hard pressed to find something with more color, flavor and nutritional value!

Featuring a broth of coconut milk and culinary stock surrounded by hearty bites of convenient frozen butternut squash, bell peppers, black beans, onions and leafy greens, this simple stew is a delicious way to enjoy almost all of your necessary food groups!

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew

Black Bean Butternut Squash Stew


  • 1 Tbsp. Heinen's organic coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups Heinen's frozen butternut squash
  • 1 15 oz. can Heinen's black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. Heinen's Italian seasoning
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 8 oz. can Heinen's organic unsweetened coconut milk
  • 8 oz. can Heinen's organic chicken or vegetable stock (or organic chicken bone broth)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • Pinch of Heinen's allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. Heinen's cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup collard greens, kale or spinach, chopped
  • Avocado, for serving
  • Brown rice or quinoa, for serving


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic and green onions and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the frozen butternut squash, black beans, Italian seasoning and thyme. Stir to coat.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk, broth, salt, allspice and cayenne pepper (optional) and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in the leafy greens and cook for 4 minutes.
  7. Serve with avocado and brown rice or quinoa.

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD

Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. As a published author with over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking, Melanie offers expert guidance through Heinen's Club Fx program to help customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

Recent Reviews

  1. I made this recipe the other night and it was delicious. It was so tasty and so healthy. Very easy to make as well.

Leave a Review

Your name will be displayed if entered. Email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Related Recipes & Stories