Crazee Mixed up Squash Stew (Crock Pot)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 10 mins

Full of flavor and you can make it as spicy as you like! This is a vegetarian meal in itself, and adorned with tortilla chips, sour cream and cheese, you will go crazee for more! Freezes well too. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If you are using a fresh butternut squash, to make peeling much easier, cook in boiling water 4 minutes. Now it will be easy to cut and peel. The seeds are good toasted too!
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add in leeks, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook and stir for about 5-7 minutes on medium high heat, until vegetables start to soften.
  3. Place leek mixture in crock pot. Stir in chipotle peppers, if using, basil, parsley, and cumin. Now mix in tomatoes, broth, beans, and corn.
  4. Place lid on crock pot.
  5. Cook on high for 2-4 hours, until squash is fork tender.
  6. To serve, ladle stew into bowls. Squeeze lime juice over each bowl.
  7. Top with tortilla chips(I crush with my hand), and a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle cheese and a little parsley over the top, and dig in! Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Delicious! I looked for butternut squash, fresh or frozen, but could only locate a really tiny one. So I used that and added acorn squash. I halved the recipe, and it turned out great. I let it cook in the crock pot for 3 hours. Made for PRMR tag! Thanks for sharing!

breezermom December 26, 2008

Very good and spicy! I used the whole amount of chipotle peppers, a 10 oz and of Rotel (medium) and added 1 can of V-8. I also used 1 tsp of dry basil instead of the fresh and skipped the parsley. We used low fat cheese -- very good and spicy for a cold middle-of-the week day. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ November 13, 2008

This is all the best of fall vegetables tied together with a wonderful soup base that tantalizes the tastebuds. I did not add the tortilla chips and did not feel the dished lack for that omission (which made this suitable for the WW Core program). I loved that the leeks melted into the sauce along with the tomatoes. Wouldn't change a thing as this was a perfectly constructed recipe. Thanks Sharon!

justcallmetoni November 04, 2008