Italian Stew Recipe

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"To create this tasty chili-like stew, I started with a pound of Italian sausage and just kept adding different ingredients that appealed to me," says Joann Schultz of Stevens Point, Wisconsin. "Everyone who tries it enjoys it."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced 1/8 inch thick
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 999mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook the sausage until no longer pink; drain. Add onion, celery, carrots, Italian seasoning, basil, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the water, tomatoes and soup; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in the rice; cover and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Stew in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p22

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"This is delicious and easy. I added fresh baby spinach, too."

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