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Sausage Pasta Stew Recipe

Sausage Pasta Stew Recipe

I rely on my slow cooker to prepare this chili-like specialty. It's packed with turkey sausage, pasta and vegetables. My gang gobbles it up without realizing they're eating healthy. —Sarah Bowen of Upland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/4 hours YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red or green pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a nonstick skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the water, spaghetti sauce, beans, summer squash, carrots, red pepper and onion.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3. Stir in the pasta, peas, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 276 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1111mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein

Reviews for Sausage Pasta Stew

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xlsalbums
Reviewed May. 17, 2016

"Be careful not to add too much noodles, which is what I did! The noodles can suck up all the liquids. Otherwise, it was a good stew."

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robbiejackson
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Really good and easy too! Hubby and I really enjoyed this. I used hot Italian sausage, mushroom onion marinara and black beans instead of kidney (oops!). Don't think the sugar is necessary really, but this was so good. Will definitely make again."

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rwippel
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"This recipe is delicous! I served it with crushed red pepper because my husband and I like things spicy. Thank you for the recipe!"

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rwippel
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"This crockpot meal was easy and delicious! I served it with red pepper flanks because my husband and I like things spicy. I definitely will be making this again!"

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cbybee
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This is a great recipe! I've made it with turkey sausage and regular Italian sausage and it is so full of flavor. Family loves it!"

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heather1112
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2011

"Yum-- everyone loved it!"

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cas378
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"So good. My 2 1/2 year old gobbled it up!"

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Beth1227
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"This is a keeper. Everyone loved it. I did add italian seasoning and some crushed red pepper to spice things up a little. Will definately make again."

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AdrienneEllis
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"I also added the chili powder...I like a little kick. This dish is so easy and delicious....I will deff. make it again :)"

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NJ_mommy_1
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"That was really good!! I did not add the 1/2 teaspoon salt because of our family diet but it was still good regardless. Thanks, will definitely use again!!"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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