Hearty Tomato and Sausage Stew

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is really filling! I tripled this recipe so I could feed 5 members of my family and a friend. It was just enough! don't worry if it is watery at the end.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced. (or you can use 1/4 tsp. of crushed garlic)
  • 1 12 cups crushed tomatoes, in thick sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano (2/3 tsp. dried)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil (same, 2/3 tsp dried)
  • 12-1 cup water (optional)


  1. You may want to cook sausage ahead of time.
  2. Brown and drain sausage. Set aside.
  3. Saute onion and garlic in butter untill onion is translucent.
  4. Stir in sausage. Heat breifly.
  5. Add tomatoes, oregano, basil, and water. Heat through and serve.
Most Helpful

This was very good. I used one can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of thick tomato sauce, and 1/2 pound garlic sausage to feed three people. I skipped adding water at the end as I wanted a thicker dish, more stew than soup. We also used fresh herbs from the garden and a pinch of pepper flakes to give it a bit more bite. I served this over lentils cooked in chicken broth, which made a very hearty, satisfying meal.

IngridH October 09, 2011

This soup was extremely easy to make and it was very filling. One bowl was enough for me, I was stuffed.

KellyF1 September 26, 2006