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
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

1-1/2 cup: 300 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1237mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 25g 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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Suzie Citizen User ID: 7012382 225883
Reviewed May. 4, 2015

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

Dr. Davis User ID: 5859632 60430
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."

A13 User ID: 6893613 130462
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!"

kedge User ID: 2776652 74909
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."

kardr3 User ID: 3343346 50451
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

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

lizzyblmt User ID: 1680182 74908
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"This is easy to make and it's better the next day. Perfect with a salad and hot garlic bread"

lizzyblmt User ID: 1680182 90275
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"This is easy to make and it's better the next day. Perfect with a salad and hot garlic bread"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 143067
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This stew is really more of a soup, but still nonetheless good. I boiled 2 cups dry pasta to give it a bit more bite. I couldn't find Italian-seasoned tomato sauce, so I just used plain. I'd add a bit of spices next time.

~ Theresa"

carbone User ID: 2638223 65991
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2009

"I would use Italian hot or mild sausage - I don't like anything with ground turkey"

cats1750 User ID: 2447050 137308
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2008

"sounds good but more galrlic"

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