Anna's Linguica and Potato Stew


This hearty slow cooker dish concocted by my grandmother consists of linguica, potatoes, zucchini, onions, and bacon. You can add other vegetables like mushrooms and green beans, but I prefer the original recipe.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
16 servings


  • 6 slices bacon

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 pound linguica sausage, sliced

  • 3 pounds potatoes, cubed

  • 4 small zucchini, sliced

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • ½ cup red wine

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp and evenly brown. Drain, reserving juices, and break into bite-size pieces. Place the pieces in a slow cooker. Cook the onion and garlic in the reserved bacon juices over medium heat until tender. Drain, and place in the slow cooker. Quickly brown the linguica sausage in the skillet over medium-high heat, and place in the slow cooker.

  2. Add the potatoes, zucchini, tomato sauce, and red wine to the slow cooker, and season with parsley, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly distribute ingredients. Cover, and cook 2 1/2 hours on High, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are tender.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
13g Fat
20g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 657mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* 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.