Homemade Italian Stew Recipe
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Homemade Italian Stew Recipe

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Nancy Cox of Martinsville, Indiana spices up autumn evenings with this zippy stew, a blend of Italian turkey sausage, seasoned tomato broth, pasta and veggies. "This reheats well and tastes even better the next day," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian-seasoned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 300 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1237 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable 1 starch


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the sausage, onion, green pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, water, broth and wine or additional broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add pasta; heat through. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Italian Stew in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p63

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed May. 4, 2015

"I added chopped fresh spinach. Adds nice color."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2013

"I only used 1 lb of Italian sausage, and it was plenty. Even though I couldn't find italian-seasoned tomato sauce, I did find seasoned diced tomatoes. Great taste - will definitely make again."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Everyone loves it at my house! I make it about once every two months and I always get rad complements. I do suggest that if you can't get Italian seasoned tomato sauce that you just add about a teaspoon of Italian seasoning instead. But it is delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

"a friend of mine made it with italian sausage only because thats what she had. It was outstanding,it had a lot of flavor . I looked it up and will make it next week for my husband."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This is one of my favorite recipes. I love the fresh mushrooms. Great for leftover lunch."

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