Soups and stews are such a comfort food during the cooler seasons. And a good hearty stew like this Italian Sausage Vegetable Bean Stew is one of my favorite go-tos. It’s delicious, savory, and hearty and just makes your heart happy and your belly glad.
It doesn’t take too long to make. This is not your ordinary soup with tons of broth and a small amount of vegetables. No, friends, this soup is packed with protein, vegetables, and all around yumminess.
Easily add more vegetables or beans or other sources of protein if you have them in your pantry or fridge. There’s no wrong way to go about this.
I made this using my dutch oven. You can use a crock pot but it won’t have the same depth of flavor. If you don’t have a dutch oven, I highly recommend getting one. Super great to make stews and soups in.
So in your dutch oven, brown up some Italian sausage (my husband loves this meat!). Then as the meat is browning add in the chopped onions and extra virgin olive oil. Sauté everything together until onions are transparent. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute. After that pour in broth. Next, add chopped carrots, celery, and potatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Let it simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes. Making sure that the vegetables are soft when pierced.
Towards the end of cooking, add in beans and chopped kale. Add more seasoning to taste.
It smells so good!!! Mmmmmm.….!
Serve this Italian Sausage Vegetable Bean Stew as is or with your favorite hearty bread or side. Seriously, guys, so easy to make, right?! Hope it makes your hearts and bellies happy as it did ours!
Wife, Momma, and Author behind the food blog, The Little Momma. The best way to enjoy the everyday food and life we experience is through little hands, full bellies and happy hearts. With a background in Nutrition, I develop and revamp recipes that are easier to make for the everyday cook.