Soup is my comfort food. Well...that and chocolate. This Italian stew is one of my super easy, quick, healthy, and yummo go-to soups.
Here are the five ingredients:
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned beans
- Whole grain pasta
- Frozen veggies
Recipe for Italian Stew
I'm guessing on amounts. Taste yours and adjust accordingly.
4 cans petite diced tomatoes with sweet onions
1 can kidney beans (rinsed well to remove preservative)
2 pounds frozen veggie blend (I used Normandy blend)
8 ounces pasta (I used gluten-free brown rice shell pasta)
1 pound precooked or canned meat (I used pre-cooked homemade Italian turkey sausage - recipe below)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Bring around 4 cups water to a boil. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer until done. Easy cheesy! This is a pretty big batch so it will feed a large family or be enough for an extra meal.
Recipe for Homemade Italian Turkey Sausage
1 pound pure ground turkey, thawed
2 Tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon each: sage and crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon each: salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder
Combine spices in a small dish. Mix all ingredients together by hand with disposable plastic gloves. Cook in an oil skillet. I like to make four batches at a time and freeze the rest to use in soup, spaghetti, pizza, or quiche. Yummo.