Slow Cooker Stew with Vegan Sausages and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Sausage Stew

Hearty, filling and rich, this recipe involves very little steps and it’s the ideal accompaniment for a chilly afternoon or evening! The dumplings are the centre piece of the recipe and are inspired by eating my mum’s Polish dumplings growing up.

Serves 2-3 people


For the Stew…
1 white onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic diced
2 carrots chopped
2 sticks of celery chopped
1 x 400g can butter beans (235g drained weight)
1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes
2 tsp mixed herbs
250ml vegetable stock
4 vegan sausages chopped

For the dumplings…
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp fresh thyme
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup soya milk

Slow Cooker Sausage Stew


1. If your vegan sausages are frozen, remove them from the freezer 10 minutes before loading the slow cooker so they are easier to slice.

2. Add all stew ingredients into a slow cooker pan and turn on the slow cooker. Cook for 4-6 hours on the low setting.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the dumplings by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. If the mixture is too wet to handle, add a little more flour. Roll the dumpling mixture into 8 evenly-sized balls and place in the slow cooker for the last 20 minutes of cooking.

4. We like to serve our stew with homemade garlic bread!



  1. This recipe looks amazing. But is 1.5 cups of Plain Flour?

  2. I just made this today and it came out pretty good! Instead of vegan sausage I used frozen vegan meatballs and I added a handful of fresh cherry tomatoes. The only slight disappointment was the dumplings came out really dense and heavy. The recipe called for 1/5 tsp baking powder which looked like an odd measurement to me, so I used 1/2 tsp. I think next time I will probably use 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder so that it activates with the soy milk to produce a fluffier dumpling. Overall, pretty good recipe!

  3. Banks Wilkinson

    I want to try this using Tofurky Polish style vegan Kielbasa!! Also, remember to always use aluminum-free baking powder! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!

    1. Thanks for the tips 🙂 Roxy (So Vegan)

  4. This looks amazing so glad I’ve found your website!!

  5. Yummy! What spices do you use?

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