Slow-Cooker Sausage and Kale Stew

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Slow-Cooker Sausage and Kale Stew
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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4
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A cozy one-pot meal, our slow-cooked stew is made with Italian sausage, kale and mashed potatoes. It's a hearty meal for a chilly winter evening.
By Stephanie Wise
Created Jan 23, 2014


  • 1 lb bulk Italian sausage, broken into small pieces
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes (about 6)
  • 1 white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup milk (plus more as needed)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  • 1
    In 4-quart or larger slow cooker, mix sausage, potatoes, onion, tomatoes with liquid, tomato paste, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add water. Top mixture with chopped kale.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on High heat setting 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours.
  • 3
    If needed, season with additional salt and pepper. Transfer potatoes to medium bowl. To potatoes, add milk and butter; mash until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste, and more milk if needed.
  • 4
    Serve stew with mashed potatoes on top.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Substitute ground beef, chicken or turkey for the Italian sausage, if desired. You can also use chard or spinach for the kale.
  • tip 2
    Add minced garlic or sour cream to the mashed potatoes for extra flavor.


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