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Homemade Italian Stew

Nancy Cox of Martinsville, Indiana spices up autumn evenings with this zippy stew, a blend of Italian turkey sausage, seasoned tomato broth, pasta and veggies. "This reheats well and tastes even better the next day," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 70 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds turkey Italian sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian-seasoned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked spiral pasta
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese


  • In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the sausage, onion, green pepper and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, water, broth and wine or additional broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add pasta; heat through. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 300 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1237mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

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  • pajamaangel
    Jan 20, 2017

    This was delicious! While the stew was simmering I tasted it and realized I would need more seasoning so I added a tablespoon of Italian seasoning. This was even better the second day.

  • Suzie Citizen
    May 4, 2015

    I added chopped fresh spinach. Adds nice color.

  • KathyQ91
    Aug 15, 2013

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  • Dr. Davis
    Apr 14, 2013

    I only used 1 lb of Italian sausage, and it was plenty. Even though I couldn't find italian-seasoned tomato sauce, I did find seasoned diced tomatoes. Great taste - will definitely make again.

  • A13
    Oct 30, 2012

    Everyone loves it at my house! I make it about once every two months and I always get rad complements. I do suggest that if you can't get Italian seasoned tomato sauce that you just add about a teaspoon of Italian seasoning instead. But it is delicious!

  • kedge
    Sep 11, 2012

    a friend of mine made it with italian sausage only because thats what she had. It was outstanding,it had a lot of flavor . I looked it up and will make it next week for my husband.

  • kardr3
    Nov 29, 2011

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I love the fresh mushrooms. Great for leftover lunch.

  • lizzyblmt
    Oct 29, 2011

    This is easy to make and it's better the next day. Perfect with a salad and hot garlic bread

  • lizzyblmt
    Oct 29, 2011

    This is easy to make and it's better the next day. Perfect with a salad and hot garlic bread

  • difox
    Jun 16, 2010

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