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Italian Sausage Stew
with mushrooms / zucchini

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

The combination of textures and flavors in this cozy Italian soup made it an instant classic when we featured it in 2017.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Italian Sausage Stew:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 1/2 lb, chopped
  • Celery - 2 ribs, chopped
  • Mushrooms, any button - 8 oz, quartered
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, chopped
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Italian sausage, uncooked - 8 oz
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomatoes, crushed (15 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
  • Thyme, fresh - 2 sprigs
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Hot sauce of choice (opt) - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Celery - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Mushrooms / Zucchini - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add first part of oil and then mushrooms. Saute mushrooms until golden brown and tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Set mushrooms aside and return pan to heat.
  2. Add second part of oil and then onions, carrots, and celery to heated oil. Saute until onions soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add sausage and stir to combine. Saute until sausage begins to break down and brown in spots, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in zucchini, Italian seasoning, and salt and cook until fragrant, ~1 minute more.
  4. Pour tomatoes, stock, thyme sprigs, and reserved mushrooms over sausage and vegetables. Bring to a simmer. Simmer until zucchini is tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in spinach, lemon juice, and hot sauce (if using). Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Remove and discard thyme sprigs.
  7. Divide soup between bowls and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (50)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (8)

Most Helpful

Good and easy. My husband said this was better than Olive Garden’s!

By: Sara
Posted: May 05, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

37 reviews

Good and easy. My husband said this was better than Olive Garden’s!

By: Sara
Posted: May 05, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

Excellent! Very satisfying!

By: Stella
Posted: Mar 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Made this in the Instant Pot -- followed the instructions using the saute function, increased the liquid by about 1 c., added the pasta (but left out the beans), and did a manual pressure cook for 6 mins. Stirred in the beans, spinach, and lemon juice at the end. It was a winner!

By: Sarah
Posted: Mar 10, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Really enjoyed this! Left the spinach out for the picky eaters and cooked the pasta in the soup. Will definitely make again.

By: Lindsey
Posted: Mar 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Everyone loved this.

By: Amanda
Posted: Mar 08, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Such a tasty soup. The sausage gives it such great flavor!

By: Kate
Posted: Mar 07, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful