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6-Ingredient Italian Sausage Stew

This Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but so much flavor!

This easy Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but loads of flavor!

The first time I made this Italian Sausage Stew, I immediately put it on our weekly dinner rotation.

I mean, just 6 ingredients? Most of which I keep on hand at all times anyway? Very little prep but loads of flavor and healthy goodness?

Then I made it for my cousin Britt and her family and they put it on their weekly dinner rotation!

This easy Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but loads of flavor!

My cousin Britt and her family moved back to the States from Guam late last year. Although Britt and I lived about four hours apart growing up, our families spent a lot of holiday and summer vacations together. And despite our age difference – I’m several years older – we were always close.

As we grew older we didn’t see each other often and almost completely lost touch. It wasn’t until we were both married with children that circumstances brought us together again, living only about 20 minutes apart.

This easy Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but loads of flavor!

For a couple of years we saw each other frequently, sharing all those same holidays and birthdays just as we did when we were kids. It was awesome having family close by, and Britt became one of my closest friends. But then they moved to Guam, we moved to Northern Virginia and the odds of us living close to one another became pretty slim.

Last year Britt and her family moved back to the States and we’re now within driving distance again! It’s so awesome having them back. Shortly after they moved back, they came over to see our new digs and catch up. The weather had just started turning colder; I wanted to make something easy and comforting that would keep me out of the kitchen so we’d have plenty of time together.

This easy Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but loads of flavor!

That was the first time I made this Italian Sausage Stew for Britt and her family. And I’ve made it many times since then. It’s so easy to throw together and – despite the short list of ingredients – it has great depth of flavor. It can be made in the slow cooker or the stove top; I prefer the stove top simply because I work from home so simmering a stew on the stove works best for me. Either way you prepare it, you’ll love this easy and delicious Italian Sausage Stew!

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This easy Italian Sausage Stew has just 6 ingredients but loads of flavor!

Italian Sausage Stew

Yield: 0
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

You can also make this stew in the slow cooker! Simply put all ingredients into slow cooker (after step 1) and cook on low for four hours (add some water if it starts to get dry).

Ingredients

  • 1 package ground Italian sausage, about a pound or more
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • * 2 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • * 2 15 ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • * 1 tablespoon chopped fresh, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • * Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat a dutch oven over medium heat. Cook sausage until almost no pink remains. Add onions; cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook one minute more, stirring frequently.
  2. Add beans, tomatoes and thyme to pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low; simmer at least one hour, stirring occasionally. Season liberally to taste.

Notes

Serves 4-6.

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Joy

Monday 23rd of March 2020

This was delicious and so easy to make. I added kale just because I had it. Loved it!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Kale sounds yummy! So glad you loved it! It's one of my favorite go-to's since it's so easy. Cheers! :)

Kathryn

Sunday 24th of November 2013

Britt shared this recipe with me. It was delicious and a hit with the whole family. It will definitely become a staple for fall and winter in our house!

Kathryn

Sunday 24th of November 2013

I am a friend of Britt's (we lived in Italy at the same time). She shared your recipe and I made it today. It turned out great and was a hit with the whole family. This will definitely become a staple dinner in our house for the fall and winter!

the wicked noodle

Friday 29th of November 2013

That is awesome, Kathryn! Thanks so much for letting me know and nice to meet you!

Ann

Saturday 28th of January 2012

I have added this to my menu for this week. Really looking forward to trying it.

the wicked noodle

Saturday 28th of January 2012

Ann, this is one of my favorites! I know you'll love it!

Matt @ FaveDiets

Monday 16th of January 2012

This soup looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a Quaker prize package: My recent post January Blog Hop and Giveaway: Favorite Winter Soup Recipes

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