Italian Sausage & Veggie Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
This stew is packed with veggies and tons of flavor!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - sweet Italian sausages
  • 1 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - small zucchini
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 10 - oz. box(es) frozen spinach
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) white beans
  • 1 - Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 - cup(s) chicken stock broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - grated Parmesan cheese**
  • Side: - loaf French bread**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the white beans.
  2. Remove the casing from the sausage and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Peel and chop the carrots. Chop the zucchini.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and brown the sausages. Stir in the chopped carrots, zucchini, minced onion and minced garlic. Saute for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the frozen spinach, white beans, Italian seasoning and chicken stock. Bring to boiling and then simmer for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Warm the French loaf bread.
  6. Serve Italian Sausage & Veggie Stew with grated Parmesan garnish and side of loaf bread.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Remove the casing from 8 sausages and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Peel and chop 8 carrots. Chop 2 zucchini.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of white beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the sausage pieces
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the chopped zucchini
  • 1 - 10 oz. box frozen spinach
  • 1 - 15 oz. can white beans
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock broth

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding all contents of bag to a saucepan and cooking over medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through.

Special notes

Feel free to omit the chicken stock from the freezer bag to save room in your freezer and add it in when ready to prepare.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit the garnish for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free by omitting the french bread and serving with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Italian Sausage & Veggie Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of bag to large saucepan, simmer over medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sausage is cooked through.
Serve Italian Sausage & Veggie Stew with grated Parmesan garnish and side of loaf bread.

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