Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew

Unravel the flavors of Italy with a wholesome sausage and bean stew made using Progresso® products.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 6 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

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) Green Giant™ 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

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Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This stew is also great with spinach or cooked pasta, such as penne or macaroni. If desired, stir in 1 box (9 oz) Green Giant® 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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
780mg
780%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.