Favorite Italian Sausage Stew

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
Here's your answer to what's for dinner on those cold winter nights. Our Test Kitchen created this savory, chunky stew that will warm you head to toe!


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. Add tomatoes, potatoes, carrots and basil to sausage mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add zucchini. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Combine broth and cornstarch until smooth; stir into stew. Simmer until vegetables are tender and stew is thickened, 5-10 minutes more. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 187 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 868mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 9g protein.