Italian Sausage and Cabbage Stew

This hearty stew is low in calories and high on taste.


1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage, removed from casings
1 large yellow onion, half sliced, and half minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups white wine
1 15 ounce can white beans (great northern), drained
1 quart Imagine Organic Low Sodium chicken broth
1 quart water
1 cabbage (about 2 pounds), quartered, then sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
2 bay leaves
1 cup chopped parsley, loosely packed (optional, for garnish)


Brown sausage in large stock pot. Drain, discard fat, and set aside.

In the same pot, add the minced onion (save the sliced onion for later) and saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another minute.

Add the white wine and the beans and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. If you want a thicker base to your stew, use an immersion blender to blend some or all of the beans and onions.

Add the water, stock, cabbage, sliced onion, bay leaves and browned sausage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then uncover and continue cooking until the cabbage is tender, about another 10-20 minutes.

To serve, sprinkle on chopped parsley.

Serves 10

Adapted from Simply Recipes


Rice Kernel said...

Had just made a batch of similar soup when I stumbled upon your blog. Look forward to reading more! Thanks for sharing.