Sausage and Ditalini Stew Recipe

A quick easy meal we use to dunk our crusty Italian bread in. Sometimes if we were lucky enough in the old days, we had shredded mozzarella to add to  the top of this dish and that was a huge bonus.  We often called this stoop, it's kind of a stew soup.
A hearty one bowl meal that went a long way on a small budget!

 Sausage and Ditalini Stew Recipe

1 -28 oz can of whole tomatoes put through the food processor
1 whole green pepper sliced into chunks
1 lb hot Italian sausage cut into pieces
1 14.5oz can of white beans or fresh
2 cups fresh blanched or canned green beans
2 cups baby bella mushrooms
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 teaspoon each of parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup Marsala Wine
1 cup chicken broth or water, add more if it gets too thick
1/4 cup romano cheese and extra for on top
1/2 cup of ditalini pasta cooked
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a large saucepan add olive oil, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, sausage. Saute till sausage is browned. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, wine. Simmer for around 30 minutes on low. Add cooked green beans, white beans to the tomato mixture with herbs. Just before serving add cooked pasta. Top with grated cheese. Make sure you have a great crusty loaf of bread ready to sop up the sauce. Enjoy!


8 comments:

Kathy said...

Claudia, This looks like the ultimate in comfort food! So delicious looking!

Amelia said...

Hi Claudia, looking at the all the wonderful ingredients, I'm sure this comfort food of yours must be very delicious. YUMMY!

Have a beautiful weekend. Regards.

Angie's Recipes said...

A hearty and delicious meal!

Kathy Scott said...

Amazing! Been craving Italian sausage the last few days. Gonna try this Claudia, thanks!!

Rachelle said...

yum. I love ditalini pasta and I always have Italian sausage on hand.

Claudia said...

This calms my beating heart. In-between snowstorms and this is the food that calms. Just perfect. Great peasant fare but fit for royalty.

Elisabeth said...

I love your awesome, and delicious comfort stew, Claudia. I really have to buy some good Italian sausage to make this. Just love it!
So sorry for not visiting your blog in such a long time!

Big Dude said...

Interesting looking stew Claudia and I like the use of Marsala.