Winter Root and Sausage Casserole

Come home to this herbed root vegetables and smoked sausage casserole that’s slow cooked for a filling dinner!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

1
large baking potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
large dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2
medium carrots, sliced
1
medium parsnip, sliced
1
medium onion, chopped
1
lb. smoked sausage, sliced
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
1
(14.5-oz.) can chunky tomatoes with garlic and Italian herbs, undrained
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 In 3 1/2 to 4-quart Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker, combine all ingredients except parsley; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on low setting for 7 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Just before serving, stir in parsley.

Expert Tips

There are two varieties of sweet potatoes. One type has pale yellow flesh with a crumbly dry texture similar to that of a white potato. The other type has darker orange flesh that is sweet and moist. For the prettiest color and richest flavor, use an orange-fleshed sweet potato.

To make a vegetarian casserole, omit the sausage and use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

For a chill-chasing menu, serve this casserole with warm biscuits and honey, plus mugs of hot orange-spice tea.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1520mg
1520%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
250%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.