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Weekend Cooking: Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew

July 31, 2011

This may seem like an odd dish to cook during this stifling heat wave, but it doesn’t require the oven and doesn’t have to cook that long, so it didn’t really heat the kitchen up.  It was easy and we thought it was delicious – Carl probably won’t like me sharing this tidbit, but he had thirds!

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Stew

1 lb bulk turkey or regular Italian sausage
2 (14.5 oz) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 (14.5 oz) cans ready to serve beef broth
1 (15.5 or 15 oz) can red kidney beans
1 (9 oz) pkg frozen corn
1 small zucchini sliced
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
3 oz (¾ cup) uncooked small shell pasta

  1. In a 12 inch skillet or Dutch oven, cook sausage until browned.  Drain.  (I used a Dutch oven.)
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except pasta.  Bring to a boil.  Add pasta; cook over medium heat for 15 to 18 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

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42 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2011 5:43 am

    Looks delicious. Might have to try this one. I’ll bet the smell is delicious.

  2. July 31, 2011 6:52 am

    I haven’t eaten meat since I was nine but this still looks so yummy!

  3. July 31, 2011 7:47 am

    This looks so good! Thanks for the idea!

  4. July 31, 2011 7:58 am

    I think I’d like this one but I’m not so sure about the rest of the family. Although it is a recipe that Booking Son could eat…

  5. July 31, 2011 8:36 am

    An interesting recipe. I have never cooked pasta directly in a sauce. Saves a step and a pot.

  6. July 31, 2011 8:38 am

    I always get the weird desire to cook hot food when it is hot outside. And I think, by the way this would also be good without the meat!

  7. July 31, 2011 8:42 am

    Now that the temps here have fallen below the 100 degree mark, I am tempted to do a little more in the kitchen. Not sure if I’m ready for this yet, tho, but I will definitely keep it in mind for the fall. I like the fact that I could make this with the meat or without (I’m a veggie, hubby no), by preparing the meat in a separate pot.

  8. July 31, 2011 8:55 am

    This does look easy to make, and looks delicious!

  9. July 31, 2011 9:07 am

    I am a really picky eater, and I see lots of things I would pick out here. But my husband would love it! I get a hankering for soups and stews somewhere around August or September, even though it is just unbearable down here. It is like an internal “fall” clock!

  10. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 31, 2011 9:20 am

    This sounds wonderful, and I can make it with gluten-free pasta too! Thanks for the recipe, Kathy!

  11. July 31, 2011 9:33 am

    Thank You a one pot dinner. Great.

  12. July 31, 2011 9:39 am

    thirds? wow you may be in trouble for spilling those beans.
    It does sound excellent. personally I love just about anything with Italian sausage in it. Love the fennel in it!

  13. July 31, 2011 10:10 am

    I just recently had sausage in spaghetti sauce for the first time a few weeks ago, and loved it! It’s weird, because I am not a big sausage person, but I am thinking that I need to venture out of my comfort zone a little more with this meat. I will be trying this recipe, Kathy. It sounds like one that I might like. Thanks!

  14. July 31, 2011 12:07 pm

    omg this looks so GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    going to try this one for myself and then when boys come back, I’ll give them a taste of this.

    YUMMY for the TUMMY ! 🙂

  15. July 31, 2011 12:14 pm

    Looks delicious! I’ll have to save this one for when it cools off a little bit. It will be perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing!

  16. July 31, 2011 12:17 pm

    This looks so good like all italian cooking ! Italy is just at one hour from here and when august ‘ll end, I’ll go there to buy some ingredients. It’s a real chance !

  17. rosecityreader permalink
    July 31, 2011 12:29 pm

    It does look good. And, good point about cooking on the stove not being soooooooo hot in the kitchen.

  18. July 31, 2011 1:10 pm

    I like pasta dishes in the summer because they cook up so quickly. I also find them useful for throwing in the odd bit of veggie that needs to be used sooner rather than later.

  19. July 31, 2011 1:57 pm

    Delicious sounding and also looks pretty easy. I think I could do this!

    My husband has this theory that eating or drinking something hot when it’s hot outside doesn’t make you hotter because it balances out your body with the outer temperature…I don’t think he went so far as to say you feel cooler…but it works for him! Seems kind of inane to me but…well. whatever!

  20. July 31, 2011 3:11 pm

    This looks delicious! I will save this one for a rainy day of fall…. I love soups and stews when the weather is cool!

  21. July 31, 2011 3:51 pm

    Ok…this looks seriously good…I am making it even in this heat…

  22. July 31, 2011 3:52 pm

    Sounds quick and easy. And I love all the ingredients. I’m going to make it in the next week or so. Thanks!

  23. July 31, 2011 4:29 pm

    This looks so yummy!

  24. July 31, 2011 5:29 pm

    Not only does it look great but it’s easy!! 😀

  25. July 31, 2011 5:40 pm

    This looks incredible!!! My hubby loves soups, so we’ll have to try this one!

  26. July 31, 2011 5:55 pm

    This looks so good! I’m definitely going to try it.

  27. July 31, 2011 8:03 pm

    I’m trying this one. Thanks!

  28. July 31, 2011 8:26 pm

    This looks easy and good — and likely wouldn’t heat up the entire house.

  29. July 31, 2011 8:54 pm

    That does look delicious and hearty!

  30. July 31, 2011 10:56 pm

    That looks like the San Genaro Festival on a plate! My family would absolutely love this!

  31. August 1, 2011 2:16 am

    This looks really yummy! I’m taking note of this one! 🙂

  32. August 1, 2011 5:23 am

    my mouth is watering and its like 5 am! Great recipe..I’ll have to try this one.

  33. August 1, 2011 11:43 am

    This looks wonderful Kathy. It looks easy enough to whip up pretty quickly. Thanks for the recipe.

  34. August 1, 2011 12:14 pm

    This sounds absolutely yummy. I have a feeling it’s going to make it to my table this week.

  35. August 1, 2011 1:57 pm

    Super easy and delish! thanks for the reminder. My office is so cold I’ve been thinking about making lentil soup for lunch!

  36. August 1, 2011 4:59 pm

    It’s making my mouth water!

  37. August 1, 2011 9:03 pm

    I’m bookmarking this for cooler weather – yum!

  38. stacybuckeye permalink
    August 2, 2011 1:50 am

    If Carl had thirds, it must be a keeper!

  39. August 2, 2011 6:20 pm

    I like this kind of recipe where it has protein plus plenty of veggies. Best of all is the ease of making it in this summer weather. I’m going to copy it and give it a try.

  40. August 3, 2011 8:02 am

    This is a great recipe for the summer to cook on top of the stove. I have an abundance of zucchini and am looking for recipes that I can include them in. I’m going to make try this one. Thanks for sharing it!

  41. August 4, 2011 3:28 pm

    Yummy! This definitely appeals to me. I love every ingredient in it – lol.

  42. August 12, 2011 8:55 pm

    I have three pounds of Italian sausage stacked up – this is going to be on the menu this week

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