Slow Cooker Osso Buco

A deliciously flavorful and fork tender slow cooker dish that you can easily make at home. Osso buco is not as intimidating as you think!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 296kcal
Author Julie Wampler


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 pieces veal shank, each about 1 1/4 inches thick (about 2 pounds total)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cups canned crushed tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large sprig fresh rosemary
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for topping


  • Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season veal shanks with salt then sear all four sides until browned but not cooked through. Add to the insert of a slow cooker.
  • Then add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, beef broth, black pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Stir to mix a bit.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Discard sprigs of thyme and rosemary. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top prior to serving, if desired.


Reprinted with permission from Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Osso Buco
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g