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Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew

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Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Unravel the flavors of Italy with a wholesome sausage and bean stew made using Progresso® products.

Ingredients

1
lb bulk mild or sweet Italian pork sausage
1 1/3
cups chopped onion
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium carrot, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
jar (4.5 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
2
teaspoons dried minced garlic
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix sausage and remaining ingredients except beans and basil.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  • 4 Stir in beans. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook 15 minutes longer. Garnish with basil.
Tips  

This stew is also great with spinach or cooked pasta, such as penne or macaroni. If desired, stir in 1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain, or 1 1/2 cups cooked pasta along with the beans and basil.

Mild Italian sausage is also known as sweet Italian sausage. If you happen to find it sold in links instead of bulk, gently squeeze the sausage out of the casings and discard the casings.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
90
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
(
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
17%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
780mg
32%
Potassium
690mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
14g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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