Weight Watcher’s Kielbasa, Cabbage and Potato Stew Two Ways

It is time for a Weight Watcher’s recipe, actually 2 – one uses the slow cooker which is one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.  Anyways, due to all of this recipe making in the past few months and over 360 of my recipes are posted (so many more to go)  it is starting to take a toll on me in the weight department.  So, I will not be posting so many recipes  right now, watching my calories and working outside more because the weather in Michigan is slowly getting warmer…. You could always kick it up a notch and add a spicy sausage such as andouille sausage.

Weight Watcher's Kielbasa and Potato Stew

  • 3/4 lb. turkey kielbasa cut into slices, then halved
  • 1 lb. green cabbage, cut into ribbons and chopped
  • 3/4 lb. new potatoes cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, sliced and chopped
  • 2 carrots cut into slices, then halved
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry white wine (you can substitute with chicken broth or water)
  • 1 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. thyme

Comment:  I always add more liquid as it never fails that I add too many vegetables.  You want it to be thick but have some liquid to it.  Adjust the rest of the seasonings to taste.

Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray.  Cook the kielbasa,onions and carrots for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil, cover and cook, stirring occasionally for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the carrots are tender.

March 17, 2018 -I have been making this for 5 years and I have never frozen it before. Anyways, it is not good to freeze. Plan to feed friends, family and yourself but don’t freeze! The potatoes are mushy and the sausage is overcooked.

5 points per 1-1/2 cups.

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com

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Slow Cooker Kielbasa Stew

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 2 red onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1/4 tsp. caraway seeds (I add more)
  • 2 small russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 lb. low fat turkey kielbasa, sliced and halved
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (add more if needed)
  • fresh parsley, chopped

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the onions and garlic cloves and cook, stirring occasionally about 5-10 minutes.

Add the onions, garlic, cabbage, caraway seeds, potatoes, kielbasa, thyme sprigs, salt and pepper to taste to a 6 quart slow cooker.  Pour the chicken broth over it all and cook for 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.    Discard the garlic and thyme sprigs and stir in the freshly chopped parsley.

Weight Watcher’s Points  Value of 4 per 2-1/4 cups

Recipe by cookingwithauntjuju.com

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