Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Potato Stew

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Days are growing shorter and colder, time to break out the slow cooker and put some of those wonderful fall squash to good use. This stew will make your house smell absolutely wonderful while it's cooking.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
5 servings


  • 1 red onion

  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes, or more to taste

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon base (such as Better Than Bouillon®), or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice


  1. Thinly slice the onion; cut slices into 1-inch pieces. Place into the bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with squash and potatoes. Add water to cover the vegetables to a depth of 1 inch. Add ginger, garlic, bouillon, five-spice powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and pepper. Stir.

  2. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours, or Low for 8 hours.

  3. Stir in rice and cook on High for 1 additional hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
1g Fat
56g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 55mg 273%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 947mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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