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  • 1 pound uncooked Italian or pork sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • 2 1/2 cups peeled winter squash, such as butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 medium fennel bulbs, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups chopped kale or fresh spinach
In a large skillet cook the sausage until brown; drain well.
In a 5- to 6-quart crockery cooker place squash, potatoes, fennel, onion, garlic, beans, and sage. Top with sausage. Pour broth and wine over all.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in kale or spinach. Cover and cook 5 minutes more. Makes 8 servings.


  • Tip:

    For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 315, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 38, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 27, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 14, sugar (g) 1, pro. (g) 16, vit. A (RE) 628.44, vit. C (mg) 40.74, Thiamin (mg) 0.34, Riboflavin (mg) 0.28, Niacin (mg) 3.95, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.35, Folate (g) 32.26, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.37, sodium (mg) 933, Potassium (mg) 812, calcium (mg) 111.06, iron (mg) 2.34, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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