Italian Sausage and White Bean Stew

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This gluten-free Italian sausage white bean stew is so easy to make and tastes just like an Italian style chili. It's so flavorful and makes for great leftovers!
A photo of italian sausage white bean stew in a bowl topped with parmesan cheese, fresh basil and a spoon.
A photo of italian sausage white bean stew in a bowl topped with parmesan cheese, fresh basil and a spoon.
Italian sausage white bean stew is hearty, meaty and delicious – perfect for cold winter days. Serve with some parmesan cheese and some crusty gluten-free bread. Pure heaven. And do you want to know the best thing about this stew? It’s ready in 30 minutes. Seriously, that’s reason enough to make it.

This Italian sausage stew is made numerous times in our house during the fall and winter months. It’s the perfect meal to share with friends and makes for great leftovers. Lazy Sundays, curled up on the couch, watching football, and eating this yummy sausage and bean stew. Perfection.
In fact, this Italian sausage white bean stew tastes just like an Italian style chili. With flavors like onion, garlic, oregano, and basil, it’s easy to see why our family sometimes calls this stew the Italian sausage chili!

Is Italian sausage and white bean stew gluten-free?

This easy italian sausage stew is indeed gluten-free! As always, check all of your ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free.
Products like canned tomatoes and beans should be naturally gluten-free. I always like to check to make sure that the packaged ground Italian sausage I’m using is listed as gluten-free. To date, I have not seen one that contains gluten, but better safe than sorry!
A photo of raw italian sausage, crushed tomatoes, onion, beans, olive oil, herbs, spices, and garlic ready to make white bean italian sausage stew.

Can I make this white bean and sausage stew dairy-free?

This stew is easily made dairy-free, as well. The white bean and sausage stew itself is already dairy-free, you will just need to modify the serving options.
I like to serve this stew with some parmesan cheese, but if you are dairy-free you can easily leave the cheese off!

Can I use other beans besides Cannellini Beans in this sausage stew?

If you do not have cannellini beans on hand or do not like them, you can use another white bean such as great northern beans or navy beans. They are slightly smaller but will work in this recipe.
You could also use chickpeas if you like. They are larger, but again will work in a pinch.

To make this white bean and Italian sausage stew, you will need:

  • Italian sausage
  • high-quality olive oil
  • diced yellow onion
  • minced garlic
  • canned cannellini beans
  • diced tomatoes
  • crushed tomatoes
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • shredded parmesan
  • fresh basil

A photo of two bowls of italian sausage stew with white beans topped with fresh basil.

How to Make Italian Sausage Stew

This italian sausage and white bean stew could not be easier to make. First, you’ll need to sauté the onion and bell peppers in a skillet until soft. Then, you’ll add the minced garlic and cook for a few minutes more.
Then, brown the Italian sausage. This typically takes about 10 minutes over medium heat.
Add in the beans, tomatoes, and herbs and let simmer for 15 minutes.
That’s it! This stew cannot get much easier!

What to serve with White Bean and Italian Sausage Stew

My favorite way to serve this italian sausage stew is with some parmesan cheese and fresh basil on top. It’s absolute perfection.
You can also serve this stew with some gluten-free crusty bread. It also taste fantastic over some rice or gluten-free pasta, too!

How Long Does Italian Sausage Stew Last?

This soup can be made several days in advance and kept in the fridge or frozen for up to three months. The soup can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove top.

A photo of two bowls of white bean italian sausage stew topped with parmesan and fresh basil with some garlic.

A photo of italian sausage white bean stew in a bowl topped with parmesan cheese, fresh basil and a spoon.

Italian Sausage White Bean Stew

This gluten-free Italian sausage white bean stew is so easy to make and tastes just like an Italian style chili. It's so flavorful and makes for great leftovers!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced green bell pepper (from 2 green bell peppers)
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion (from 1/2 large yellow onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage (ground)
  • 19 ounces canned cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 14.5 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded, for topping)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped, for topping)

Instructions

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Coat the pan with olive oil. Add in the diced green bell pepper and onion. Sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add the lump sausage into the pan and cook for about 10-12 minutes, or until the sausage is browned and cooked through.
  • Add beans and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle in the oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 10-15 minutes, until stew is heated through.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and fresh basil before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g
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4 Comments

  1. I’ve literally had a can of white beans in my pantry that I’ve been wondering what to do with for the last 6 months. Guess I’m making this over the weekend! GO PACKERS!!!

  2. Megan, this looks incredible. I love making meals like this. I’m so hungry now! I love how the ingredients are so simple. I’m definitely going to try this.

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