Slow-Cooker Turkey-Butternut Squash Ragout

Want a simple, satisfying one-dish meal with big flavor but low fat? Try slow-cooked turkey, simmered all day with vegetables and seasonings.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 15 min
  • Servings 4

2
turkey thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skin removed
1
small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)
1
medium onion, cut in half and sliced
1
can (16 ounces) baked beans, undrained
1
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings, undrained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients except parsley in cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3 Place turkey on cutting board. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Return turkey to cooker. Just before serving, sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Cut winter squash, such as the butternut in this recipe, with a sharp knife, then remove the seeds with a spoon. Peel away the tough skin with a vegetable peeler or paring knife.

Butternut squash, rich in color, is an excellent source of vitamin A.

A tossed green salad dressed with a splash of balsamic vinaigrette and crusty French rolls complete this slow-cooked meal. Low-fat frozen yogurt adds a cool, tangy ending.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
320%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
45%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.