Slow-Cooker Kale & Sausage Stew

Turkey sausage gets transformed in this rich stew made with hearty winter vegetables like carrots, kale and potatoes. Perfect for meal prep or family dinners, this stew comes together easily in the slow cooker.

a recipe photo of the Kale Sausage Stew served in a bowl
Photo: Ali Redmond
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • 13 ounces turkey kielbasa, sliced (1/4-inch)

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1/8-inch)

  • 2 medium potatoes, scrubbed and cubed (1-inch)

  • ½ medium onion, diced

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 4 cups chopped Tuscan kale

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Combine tomatoes, sausage, carrots, potatoes, onion, broth, garlic, oil, tomato paste, oregano, paprika and cumin in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours. Stir in kale. Cover and cook until the kale is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and top with parsley.


3 1/2-quart slow cooker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
10g Fat
27g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Vitamin A 6123IU 122%
Vitamin C 51mg 57%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Vitamin K 146mcg 122%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Calcium 177mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 845mg 18%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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