Slow Cooker Sausage Stew

Creamy Sausage Stew
Creamy Sausage Stew. Diana Rattray
    3 hrs 15 mins
Ratings (4)

This creamy, great tasting sausage stew makes a hearty meal with biscuits or crusty bread or rolls. Use, andouille sausage, a smoked sausage or chicken sausage, or use cooked and sliced Italian sausage in this delicious dish. 

Feel free to replace the cream of potato soup with cream of celery soup.

What You'll Need

  • 6 to 8 medium potatoes, red or white, cut in 1/2-inch to 1-inch cubes, about 4 cups total
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 12 to 16 ounces andouille sausage, an Italian flavored smoked sausage, or similar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried leaf basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of potato soup
  • 1/2 cup light or heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

How to Make It

  1. Lightly grease or oil the crockery insert of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker.  
  2. Combine the cubed potatoes, chopped onion, red and green bell pepper, celery, carrots, and sausage in the prepared slow cooker.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil with the dried leaf basil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add to the potato and sausage mixture and stir to coat thoroughly. Stir in the potato soup.
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on LOW for about 6 hours, or until the vegetables are tender. 
  1. Combine the cornstarch and cold water, whisking until smooth. Add to the stew along with the cream. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes longer, until the stew is bubbling and thickened.
  2. Taste and adjust salt, pepper, and other seasonings, as needed.

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