Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tuscan Bean Italian Pasta Stew



A very fresh bean stew.  This has green beans, zucchini, peppers, white beans, sausage, in a rich wine tomato sauce. Add ditalini at the end and this meal is a fullfilling treat. Mom use to use whatever leftover meat she had in the refrigerator. I considered this an Italian goulash. It has lots of leftovers in one pot with pasta.

1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes put through the food processor
2 cut up fresh zucchini in square chunks
1 whole green pepper sliced into chunks
1 lb hot Italian sausage cut into pieces
1 14.5oz can of white beans or fresh
2 cups fresh blanched or canned green beans
2 cups baby bella mushrooms
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 teaspoon each of parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup Marsala Wine
1 cup chicken broth or water, add more if it gets too thick
1/4 cup romano cheese and extra for on top
1/2 cup of ditalini pasta cooked
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
In a large saucepot add olive oil, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, zuchnini,  sausage and any leftover meat you may want to add, saute till sausage is browned. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, wine. Simmer for around 30 minutes on low. Add cooked green beans, white beans to the tomato mixture with herbs.  Just before serving add cooked pasta. Top with grated cheese.

23 comments:

Priyanka said...

Looks very healthy and yummy :)

alison said...

looks very tasty!:)drooling!:)

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a bowl of comfort and coziness. :-))

Rosemary said...

It does indeed look hearty, comforting, and cozy. I love the little ditalini too -- right size for the job.

Big Dude said...

This is going on the must try list for as soon as our beans come in.

Patti said...

You know I would love this! Lots of healthy veggies and I'm sure the Marsala makes it delish!

Parsley Sage said...

It's like a lovely big hug in a bowl. Om nom nom!

Drick said...

yes, yes... gotta do this one before it gets too hot - love the freshness here but the sausage, Marsala and beans really shouts "good to the last bite"

Pam said...

That looks like love in a bowl to me. Yum!!!

''Cucina di Barbara'' said...

Dear Claudia,
I am tuscan and although I have never seen this dish before, it looks so great!
Have a nice day:)
Barbara

Firefly said...

This looks so good!

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

My Italian mother always has soup ready for the family each and every day. She crumbles her sausage. I like the idea of these meatballs . . . and your herb combination sounds heavenly! Ditilini is the best!

Torviewtoronto said...

wonderful combination Claudia this looks good

Reeni said...

So hearty and comforting! It's really just a big pot full of delicious love!

Anonymous said...

This stew has so many goodies in it. Loving all that protein and the wine adds a bunch of flavor I'm sure!

Melynda said...

I love sausage, my Honey not so much. this would make a great soup to freeze for lunches at work. thanks Claudia.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

Oh, my! This looks absolutely divine. Guess I know at least one recipe I'll be cooking this week :-)

Feathersnpaws said...

Geez Claudia you sure do post the most yummy looking recipes. I just printed this out. I don't care that it's going to be in the high 80's today... this looks wonderful.

Patsyk said...

What a hearty stew! Perfect for the spring snowfall we got this morning!

Suzi said...

Claudia, your stew looks so hearty and fresh. Love the veggies!!

redkathy said...

This is some serious Italian eats, simply heavenly I tell you.

Please send me a bowl of this Claudia. I live with a carnivore and an american casserole guy!

My Little Space said...

Marvelous! Such comforting looking meal and the pasta looks so cute as well. yummm.... Thanks again. Hope you're having a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

Shelby said...

Claudia, this looks so YUMMY! I am also still so behind!