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Homemade Italian Sausage Stew Recipe

Homemade Italian Sausage Stew Recipe

One day when I was preparing Italian sausages, I decided to do something different. After browning them, I put the sausages in a pot and added other ingredients, ending up with this stew that my husband and I like very much. We have four grown children and will soon celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds Italian sausage links, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 celery ribs, cut into chunks
  • 2 small onions, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 large green or sweet red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, over medium heat, brown sausage; drain. Add the water, potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour or until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Add the ketchup, green pepper and parsley; cook 12-15 minutes longer or until pepper is tender. Discard bay leaf.
  • 3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 6 servings.

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brenda5736 User ID: 3334645 237681
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"I was skeptical about this recipe. #1 it was a made up recipe and then the worcestershire and ketchup scared me, so i added some ketchup and worcestershire in a small bowl of the stew first and well this is the first review I believe I have ever entered. I Love it. I just happened to make irish soda bread also and it was really really good with the stew. My compliments to the Chef :D"

ttipton User ID: 6808571 219188
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Followed recipe completely, simply wonderful. Just the right heat. Thanks for the warm & comfy meal. (pita chips? Perfect!)"

tc45 User ID: 2391043 65219
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"This was very good. I made it with sweet italian turkey sausage links. My husband liked it just the way it is. I found it a bit on the spicy side so I added just a tocuh of sugar to my servinng...perfection for me. My son added a bit of sugar and then topped it with some fresh shredded parmesan. FANTASTIC! I served it with warm soft italian bread."

tc45 User ID: 2391043 37275
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"I made this using sweet italian turkey sausage links. My husband liked it just the way it is. It was a bit on the spicy side for me but that is just a personal preference, so I just added a few tsps of sugar to my helping and walaa perfection! My son added a bit of sugar and some shredded fresh parmesan on top. He said it was perfection too! Thanks for a great recipe!

I served it with warm soft italian bread. YUM!"

BillandSherra User ID: 4175225 26350
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"This stew is a nice basic simple-to-make stew with a ton of flavor, but the sausage really makes it something special. I substituted the herbs with 3 tsp of italian seasoning. 3 carrots, 3 celery, 1 large onion."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1375011 26349
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Very tasty. This is my second time making it. Served w/ homemade pita chips"

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