1-pot, healthy Italian stew

1-pot, Healthy Italian Stew

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sherry monfils


I love Italian sausage soups, all kinds..lol, but needed a lighter, quicker version and went through my cabinet and freezer and voila..came up with this hearty yet healthy stew. I served it w/ freshly made whole wheat Italian loaf I got at a local bakery.


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15 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 Tbsp
    kraft light italian dressing
  • 1 lb
    italian style turkey sausage
  • 1
    32 ounce container, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 pkg
    16 0z, frozen bird's eye stir fry veggies
  • 1 can(s)
    15 oz, cannelini beans, drained
  • 1 can(s)
    14-1/2 oz, italian style diced tomatoes w/ herbs, undrained
  • 1 c
    whole wheat, or whole grain elbow macaroni
  • 1 tsp
    crushed, dried, italian herbs
  • 1 c
    reduced fat, shredded italian cheese
  • ·
    grated parmesan, fresh from deli, to sprinkle over top
  • ·
    salt and pepper as desired

How to Make 1-pot, healthy Italian stew


  1. In large pot, over medium heat, pour in Italian dressing. Slice the sausages and add to the pot.
  2. Cook, stirring, until sausage is done. Add broth, frozen veggies, beans and undrained tomatoes.
  3. Bring the whole thing to a boil. Stir in macaroni, simmer on medium heat until pasta is done. Add the Italian herbs. Season w/ salt and pepper. Let simmer another 5 minutes for flavors to meld. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle each bowl w/ some shredded cheese and the parmesan cheese.

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About 1-pot, healthy Italian stew

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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