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Sausage, Mushroom and Chard Stew
with lemon, bell pepper and caper salad

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min

This hearty stew is full of vegetables and gets a fast infusion of flavor from Italian sausage. Serve with a fresh salad on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Sausage, Mushroom and Chard Stew:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Onions, small - 1, diced
  • Chard - 1 bunch, leaves torn and stems chopped
  • Mushrooms, any brown variety - 8 oz, sliced
  • Carrots, medium - 2, diced
  • Italian sausage, uncooked - 1 lb
  • Tomatoes, diced (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
  • Italian seasonings - 1/2 tsp
Lemon, Caper and Bell Pepper Salad:
  • Bell peppers, any color - 1/2, diced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head, chopped
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Capers - 1 Tbsp, rinsed

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Prep

  1. Bell peppers / Garlic / Onions / Chard / Mushrooms / Carrots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Lettuce - Chop lettuce.
  3. Sausage - If sausage is in casings, discard casings and roughly chop sausage.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add cooking oil and then Italian sausage to heated oil. Saute until sausage is golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain any fat from the pot.
  2. Add garlic, onions, chopped chard stems, and carrots to pot. Saute for 3 minutes and then add in tomatoes (including juice), stock and Italian seasonings. Cover and bring to a boil. Add in mushrooms and simmer uncovered for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. While stew is cooking, whisk together maple syrup, lemon juice and olive oil. Toss lettuce, bell peppers and capers in dressing.
  4. Add chard leaves to stew and simmer for another 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve stew with salad on the side and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (136)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (19)
Vegetarian (16)

60 reviews

I added Italian seasoning to the sauce, and used my nondairy cheese for mine, real cheese for everyone else. The salad dressing was just right, but I did double the recipe.

By: Carol
Posted: Jun 02, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Love it. Vegetarian version was great! Had really good fresh cheese!

By: Micah
Posted: Apr 18, 2016
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Also very good. I used some of the bread you finish baking a home, which made it very fresh. Also liked the fresh mozzarella vs shredded - a lot less salt.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Mar 17, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good and super easy!

By: Jill
Posted: Mar 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was almost more like a meatball sandwich for us, but it was yummy.

By: Jenna
Posted: Mar 09, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great flavor...salad was Meh

By: Kelly
Posted: Mar 08, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful