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Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew

Discover the warmth of Tuscany in a bowl with this Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew. A hearty and flavourful comfort dish that’s perfect for any season.

Total Time
50 min
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Ingredients for 4-6 Servings

  • 400 grams of Italian sausage (mild or spicy, depending on your preference)
    1 onion, finely chopped
    2 cloves of garlic, minced
    2 carrots, diced
    2 celery stalks, diced
    400 grams of canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
    400 grams of canned diced tomatoes
    500 milliliters of chicken or vegetable broth
    1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    Salt and black pepper to taste
    30 milliliters of olive oil
    Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)
    Fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    35 min

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    1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
    2. Add the Italian sausage to the pot, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Cook until the sausage is browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove any excess fat if necessary.
    3. Add the chopped onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot. Sauté the vegetables until they become tender, about 5 minutes.
    4. Stir in the dried rosemary and thyme, and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to release their flavors.
    5. Pour in the canned diced tomatoes and chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
    6. Add the drained and rinsed cannellini beans to the pot. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
    7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
    8. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
    9. Serve the Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew hot, garnished with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves if desired. It pairs perfectly with some crusty bread for a complete meal.
    Pro Tip
    • Use high-quality Italian sausage for the best flavor. Choose mild or spicy, depending on your taste preference.
    • Fresh herbs like rosemary and thyme bring out the authentic Tuscan flavors. If possible, use fresh herbs.
    • For a thicker stew, mash some of the beans with a fork or potato masher to create a creamy texture.
    • Serve with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese for an extra layer of richness.


Each serving of our Tuscan Sausage and Bean Stew contains approximately 350 calories. Savor the taste of Italy without the guilt!

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