This easy slow cooker sausage curry is an easy and flavorful meal the whole family will love! Warm and comforting, this lightly spicy dish is especially delicious in cooler months.
If you’ve spent much time here you know I’m a big fan of dump and go slow cooking meals! They’re such easy meals- great to prep in the morning or at lunch, then just eat when it comes time for dinner. I like to serve this easy weeknight dinner with rice that absorbs some of the sauce, or serve it alongside some naan bread.
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Why you'll love this great crockpot recipe:
- Easy- we are just dumping, stirring, and turning the slow cooker on.
- Quick prep- cutting the onion and sausage is the most time consuming step.
- Flexible- don’t want to make rice to serve it on? No problem! Toss in baby potatoes or a diced sweet potato to make this a true one-pot meal.
Let's get started! Here's what you'll need:
Sausage- I used a pork and beef sausage, polska kielbasa, but you can use your favorite. All beef or pork sausages, chicken sausages, or even vegetarian sausages are fine.
Coconut Milk- You want to use the canned coconut milk, not the coconut drink you’d get for beverages near the almond and oat milks. I highly recommend full-fat coconut milk, but if you only have a can of reduced-fat it’ll do in a pinch.
Yellow Curry Sauce- I love the yellow curry from Trader Joe’s, but your favorite brand will work- just aim for about the same amount (11 oz). You can also DIY it with a mild curry powder or curry paste mixed into additional coconut milk, or alternatively some water, beef stock or chicken broth.
Onion- I used a regular yellow onion, but white onion or sweet onion would be fine too.
Baby carrots- any carrots will do, I’m just lazy and baby carrots don’t need cut up. You could also substitute bell peppers.
My family isn’t a fan of peas, but they’re popular in curry dishes for a reason and also low prep. If you want to include them you could add frozen peas for an extra vegetable in the last half hour or so of cooking.
You’ll need your trusty slow cooker of course, a knife and cutting board, and something to stir with- I recommend a whisk for the sauce. Depending on your coconut milk brand you may also need a can opener.
How To Make this Easy Curried Sausages recipe:
Step 1: Mix the sauce base
When you first open your coconut milk odds are very high the fat will need to be mixed back in- it’s completely normal for it to separate while in the can. Dump that into the slow cooker and mix well, then add your jar of curry sauce and stir them together.
Step 2: Slice & Dice
Cut up your onion- I did each half in about a 4x4 cut, so bite-sized pieces but not a fine dice. Go ahead and cut your sausage into bite size pieces as well, and add the rest of the ingredients to the crock pot insert.
If you want to add potatoes to the dish instead of serving it with rice or bread, now’s the time to do that as well.
Step 3: Stir & Cook
Stir everything together so the sauce is coating all of your meat and veggies, then cook on low for 6-8 hours. You can do 3-4 hours on high if you need it done faster.
Step 4: Stir & Serve
When the dish is finished cooking there will be some oil on top from the sausages. I just mix it back in and don’t find it to be excessive. That said if you really want to avoid that you could sear them before cooking in a large skillet over medium heat to get any excess fat off of them, absorb some of it up with a paper towel before stirring, or just use a lower fat sausage like chicken sausages in the recipe.
Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or with naan bread, and enjoy!
Yes! It will of course depend on the sausages you choose, my package was marked gluten free. The Trader Joe's sauce is not certified GF but the only allergens listed are milk and coconut, and there are no gluten ingredients on the label. There is a mild amount of dairy in the curry sauce.
I haven't tried this sauce in the instant pot, and it does contain coconut milk which is generally added AFTER releasing pressure. However if you're going with curry paste and broth in place of the jar of sauce, you can combine everything but the coconut milk into the pressure cooker. Cook it on high pressure for 8 minutes plus a 5 minute natural release. Lastly, stir the coconut milk in and saute for 3-5 minutes to finish.
Fruit chutney pairs really well in curry sauces, and this is no exception. As written this is a more savory curry sauce, if you prefer sweeter then adding in a few tablespoons of fruit chutney is a great addition.
More slow cooker recipes you might like:
If you’re looking for dump and go options this italian beef and peppers is a favorite, as is this delicous slow cooker pulled pork. Lots of beef stews require browning, but this crock pot recipe skips it without skimping on flavor.
Still need more options? Here's a list of over 30 dump and go slow cooker dinners.
Looking for Trader Joe’s recipes instead? Try this caprese ravioli which is a great way to use their 4 cheese raviolis. Too cold for a summery dish? No problem! Heat up a bowl of their frozen french onion soup!
I hope you love this curried sausage dish, and if you do be sure to come back and leave it a star review!
Slow Cooker Curried Sausage and Vegetables
- 14 oz kielbasa
- 11 oz yellow curry sauce
- 13.5 oz coconut milk
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 ea yellow onion
- Add coconut milk to slow cooker and whisk coconut fat back into milk. Add curry sauce and mix to form sauce base.
- Cut up kielbasa and onion into bite-sized pieces. Add them and baby carrots to slow cooker.
- Stir everything together and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
- Stir before serving, and enjoy!
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate. It is recommended to use your preferred calculator with the actual ingredients you use for optimal accuracy.