Tuscan sausage stew, Italian sausage stew, Sausage stew or Tuscan bean stew - call it what you want but this bowl of deliciousness is one of the best things to cross my lips in recent times. Packed full of flavour, easy to make and will warm your soul on a cold evening. Oh and the best part yet is it's a 30-minute meal. Get on it!
Why I LOVE This Sausage Stew
What's not to love. I've cracked a bottle of Sangiovese from The Pawn Wine Co and I need something to eat quickly before this delicious drop is gone. Well, what to pair with an Italian red? It's gotta be a Tuscan sausage stew. Loaded with vegetables, a kiss of spice from the chilli flakes, herbs, beans and some delicious Italian sausages. This sausage stew is healthy, full of flavour and will feed an army too. My recipe (below) is designed for 4ppl to share but double it up easily and the extended family is in for a treat 😉
Ingredients In The Recipe
If ever there was a dish needed to warm you up, make you smile and be healthy too then this is it. It's got delicious Italian pork sausages, tons of vegetables from carrots, onions, celery to kale. Cannellini or white beans and some beautiful tinned cherry tomatoes and herbs.
What You Will Need For Italian Sausage Stew
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Vegetable Stock
- Cannellini Beans
- Italian Sausages
- Chili Flakes
- Dried Oregano
- Salt & Pepper
- Olive Oil
How To Make Tuscan Sausage Stew
It's so simple and all in one pot too - winning on the washing up front 😉
- Dice the vegetables into even-sized pieces
- Chop the sausages into bite-sized pieces
- In a heavy bottom brown the chopped sausages on medium heat approx 3 minutes and then remove
- Fry the onion, garlic & carrots in olive oil for 4-5 minutes
- Add tinned tomatoes, stock, herbs & spices and cook for 10 minutes
- Add beans and sausages into the pot and cook for a further 5 minutes
FAQ's & Tips/Tricks
It certainly can. Just substitute the Italian pork sausages for a vegetarian version or load up on the vegetables and beans a little more and you have got yourself a vegetarian option - heck at that stage is also vegan friendly too!
Crusty bread - it's that simple. Get a big old bowl of this, a spoon and a side of crusty bread, grilled bread or even garlic bread. You aren't going to want to let any of the sauce go to waste 😉
100%. To freeze the stew make sure it's cooled to room temperature and then chill it in the fridge in an airtight container. To reheat it (once defrosted) I suggest slowly in the oven at about 160c until bubbling. 15 minutes or so should do the trick! To be honest, given it takes only 30 minutes to make then IMO fresh is best!
The Pawn Wine Co
What don't I love about this winery? Based in Adelaide Hills, Tom the owner saw himself as a "pawn" in the wine world amongst the giants of the game. With his wife Rebecca and his trusty dog Holly by his side and armed with serious love and passion for wine The Pawn Wine Co was brought about. Recently gone under a label (on the bottles) change where styles are represented by a chess piece the wines are made to be approachable and food-friendly. I can tell you I've wrapped my lips around 6 different wines from Tom and he is ticking every box.
The latest wine that I had the pleasure of tasting was his Sangiovese. Australia and definitely South Australia are producing some CRACKING wines using European grapes. Most of these wines are young and/or new to the market but it's beautiful to see how well grapes like Sangiovese, Gruner, Fiano & Tempranillo are doing here in Australia. Tom's Sangiovese (aka The Gambit) is like most VERY approachable. Works amazingly with grilled foods, pizzas and tomato-based dishes so read on, enjoy my tasting notes and check out the recipe for the perfect Tuscan sausage stew to pair with this delicious drop!
Sangiovese Food Pairing
What better way to showcase a beautiful Sangiovese than with a Tuscan style sausage stew. Rich with vegetables, spices, herbs and some delicious Italian sausages I can't think of a better pairing than a bowl of this, crusty bread and (at least) one bottle of The Pawn Wine Co Sangiovese!
Tom describes his wines to be approachable and food friendly but, don't let that make you think for one second that you aren't about to sip on something you would be proud to pour any "wine snob". Layers of flavour, great length and great balance are descriptors that all come to mind. The tannins are soft, the oak is gentle and there is beautiful cherry, raspberry, herbal and leather notes to the wine. I'm literally in heaven as I sip this and swallow another mouthful of Italian sausage stew.
DEFO check out the wine club where you can mix and match your own 6 pack (or more) and receive 20% off all wines. Bringing this Sangiovese from $26 down to $20.80 - if that ain't a bargain then I don't know what is!
Alternative 30 Minute Meals
Spicy Crab Salad by Yours Truly - quick, simple and healthy!
Creamy Tuscan Chicken by Alli Kelly of 'Longbourn Farm'
Peanut Butter Chicken Stirfry by Yours Truly - so good you will cancel your UberEats subscription;)
Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas by Diana of 'Little Sunny Kitchen'
Asian Style Salmon & Nam Prik Dressing by Yours Truly - fresh, full of flavour and healthy too!
5 Ingredients Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells by Elena Szeliga of 'Happy Kitchen'
Mediterranean Chicken Salad by Alexandra Cook of 'It's Not Complicated Recipes'
Happy Cooking & Happy Eating Friends!!
- 800 g cherry tomatoes
- 500 ml vegetable stock
- 400 g cannellini beans
- 4 Italian sausages
- 3 cups kale chopped
- 1 brown onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 celery
- 2 carrots
- 1/2 tsp chili flakes
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & Pepper
- Chef Knives
- Chopping board
- large pot
- measuring/weighing utensils
- wooden spoon
- Dice vegetables into 1cm sized pieces, crush garlic and chop kale
- Cut sausages into bite sized pieces
- In a large pot add olive oil and cook sausages on medium/high heat until browned approx. 3 minutes
- Remove sausages, reduce the heat to medium and cook onion, celery, carrots & garlic for 4 minutes
- Add tinned tomatoes, stock, herbs, spices and simmer for 10 minutes
- Add beans, kale & sausages and simmer for a further 5 minutes
- Serve with some grilled bread
- I cut the sausages up before browning them – this way you get bite-sized pieces and the casing keeps them somewhat intact. Alternatively, you can remove from casings and make them into mini meatballs
- you can use any tinned tomatoes but for this recipe, I used tinned cherry tomatoes. If using plum tomatoes you need to chop the tomatoes up before adding them in
- Tuscan stew is freezer friendly so feel free to make double the portion and freeze some for a delicious quick dinner. Alternatively, it will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge