- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
- 1 small zucchini, sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- In a large saucepan, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
- Stir in the broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, carrot, basil and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
- Gently stir in the tortellini, zucchini, green pepper and parsley. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tortellini is tender. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
Reviews for Savory Italian Stew
"yummy and simple! my family fights for the leftovers!"
"Fast, simple, satisfying comfort food!"
"<p>Absolutely LOVE this recipe! I add extra veggies...so YUMMY!"
"We used bulk Italian sausage, diced tomatoes instead of stewed & whole wheat tortellini. Yum!~ Theresa"
"Very yummy!!! I increased the veggies in it and paired it with garlic bread. I will make again and again."
"I made some changes to the recipe.1 med. onion3-4 garlic cloves minced1 small summer squash sliced3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese.2 cans chicken stockAdd parmesan cheese when you add tomates, stock and herbs. Cook 30 minutesAdd squash and zucchini - cook 10 minutesAdd Tortellini, and cook 20-25 minutes.I get rave reviews each time I make it."
"Very tasty and easy to make."