Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A recipe from Kraft Food & Family. this is a delicious stew inspired by the hearty italian flavors of minestrone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat dressing in saucepan on medium heat.
  2. add sausage and cook 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up sausage.
  3. add broth, veggies, beans and tomatoes.
  4. bring to boil.
  5. stir in macaroni.
  6. reduce heat to medium & simmer 8-10 minutes.
  7. ladle into 8 bowls and top with cheese.
Most Helpful

Wonderful Italian flavor! This was so easy to make. I used small rotini pasta in lieu of macaroni, personal preference... skipped the beans and added pepperoni instead to give it more pizza flavor. Boy did it ;) Great recipe that I will no doubt make again and again. Thanks for posting! (Made for 'Easy-Does-It' -- Photo Event)

Vseward (Chef~V) March 06, 2009

I was pleasantly surprised with the flavor! It seemed too easy and quick, but this is the perfect recipe when you're hungry right now.

AmyZoe November 16, 2008

I made this out of my Kraft Food & Family mag. I've actually made it twice now. Sooo easy!! I used turkey sausage both times. My DH doens't like green peppers so I have used frozen green beans instead. I've also used chunked raw onion (added while browning the sausage) and frozen pearl onions and liked them both. I use multigrain macaroni also. DH also asked me to add a little tomato sauce the second time. Great with crusty bread! Will make this often.

kcram November 18, 2007