Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a cooking magazine called Mary Dee's. You could add cooked meat to this if you wanted to, but it is very good as is. When I bring this stew to work for lunch, the garlic guarantees popularity ALL afternoon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large soup pot, combine mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper, broth, and tomato sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, loosely covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Turn heat to high, uncover and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt& pepper.
  6. In another pan, cook pasta until tender.
  7. Drain pasta and add to stew along with beans.
  8. Mix gently and serve hot.
  9. For Vegetarian use vegetable stock.


Most Helpful

This was a very good .... sauce. I was actually looking for stew because I was on fast/diet and I couldn't have pasta, rice, meat etc. This was a VERY good sauce, very spicy, now that I can have the rotini I'm going to try it again! I had no problems with the recipe, very easy to make and feel the house up with a great aroma! Thanks for posting this! Bridget

bohorquez January 17, 2003

Tastey stuff. Loved the whole garbonzo, tomato thing- gave it a hunter style feel. A few things I did different- I browned the red pepper, garlic, onions and mushrooms in a bit of olive oil first, then proceeded as instructed. I also used wagon wheel pasta as that was what I had and my guests thought they were a hoot! I also used a mixture of mushrooms: some white button, some crimini, and some reconstituted shitakii's (YUM). Mmmm Mushroomy goodness. ;)

BothFex March 02, 2003

Very tasty, but just not quite what sings for us. Personal taste, so please, guys, don't let this review discourage you from trying it.

Clifford Boren April 02, 2004

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