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Homemade Italian Stew Recipe

Homemade Italian Stew Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 300 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1,237 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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