Slow-Cooker Sausage and Kale Stew With Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes


  1. 1pound sweet Italian sausage links, casings removed and broken into pieces
  2. 1large onion, chopped
  3. 128-ounce can diced tomatoes
  4. 2tablespoons tomato paste
  5. 2cloves garlic, chopped
  6. kosher salt and black pepper
  7. 2large russet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  8. 1small bunch kale, stems discarded and leaves torn (about 7 cups)
  9. 1/2cup milk
  10. 1/2cup olive oil, plus more for serving


  1. Combine the sausage, onion, tomatoes and their juices, tomato paste, garlic, 1 cup water, and ¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Nestle the potatoes in the liquid and top with the kale.
  2. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours (this will shorten total recipe time). Transfer the potatoes to a medium bowl. Add the milk, oil, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper to the bowl and mash.
  3. Serve the stew topped with the mashed potatoes. Drizzle with more olive oil, if desired.


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