Slow-Cooker Market Stew for All Seasons

Slow Cooker Market Stew for All Seasons by National Onion Association

Slow-Cooker Market Stew for All Seasons

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

7 hours


6 people

Two varieties of stew–summer, and winter–to appease all of your seasonal needs!


Recipe and image provided by the National Onion Association.


  • 1 lb. yellow onions, trimmed, cut into narrow edges
  • 1 jar tomato-basil pasta sauce (1 lb. or 8-10 oz. jar)
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless, chicken breast, diced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley (optional)

Summer Vegetable Selection:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. assorted bell peppers, trimmed, seeded and cubed
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 lb. zucchini, sliced

Winter Vegetable Selection:

  • 1 lb. yellow squash, pared, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 lb. yams or sweet potatoes, pared and cubed
  • 1/2 lb. carrots, pared and sliced


  • 1 In a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker, combine onions, pasta sauce, broth, oregano, and the vegetable selection of choice. Add chicken, if desired.
  • 2 Stir the ingredients until mixed well and coated in sauce. Cover slow cooker with lid and turn to low setting for 5 to 7 hours or until tender.
  • 3 If desired, add parsley just before serving.


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