Tim's Sausage Stew Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Tim's Sausage Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Tim's Sausage Stew

Recipe by  

"This firehouse favorite is both hearty and light with great flavor. Your family will love it."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    50 mins


  1. In a large pot, melt butter and brown the sausage slices; drain fat. Stir flour into sausage then mix in chicken broth, tomatoes, basil and oregano; bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer approximately 20 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked. Add zucchini slices and pasta. Continue cooking until zucchini and pasta are done.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 16, 2003

This is very good! Does not say what kind of sausage to use,so I used mild italian,only 1 pound because that's all I had. I used 4 small cans of low salt chicken broth(less than stated) and 28oz can Contadina crushed tomatoes in puree. Since I didn't use full amount of broth, I figured I better cut back on seasoning, so I used only half of each. I didn't have zucchini,so I added a bag of frozen green beans with carrots. You could probaly use peas too. As it cooked I wanted it a little thicker so I added one more tablespoon flour mixed with a little water. This may be a little spicey for young ones,but my family loved it. Serve with bisquits and it's a great meal! Thanks Tim,we really enjoyed this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2004

Was good, but not great. Lots of Zucchini, but was more broth like than stew like. Itried to thicken in up with some cornstarch, but I guess I didn't add enough or whatever, but I was so hungry I couldn't wait for it to thicken. Also I couldn't find the pasta he was talking about, I used soy elbow's instead. Was very good. Might use rice next time. Added onions, red and green peppers, and garlic like some reviewers suggested.


49 Ratings

Apr 16, 2003

Was very pleased with this soup/stew. Has quickly become one of our favorites.

Sep 20, 2003

I added an onion and 3 cloves of garlic, 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 a red pepper. I also added celery seed and red hot chili peppers. I really enjoyed this recipe especially with what I added. It was easy and very yummy. I will make this over and over again.

Sep 17, 2009

After being out of town for a week I wasn't in the mood for grocery shopping yet still needed to come up with something quick, healthy and satisfying for supper and this was it - coming home to find zucchini and peppers in my garden was a godsend. In no time flat and with very little effort I had a wholesome, delicious meal on the table. This is a great starter recipe, one that allows for great latitude with your own tastes and ingredients in mind. I removed the casings from three Italian sausage links, browned it, then drained and rinsed it to remove the excess grease. I returned the sausage to the pan along with chopped onion, green pepper and garlic and cooked that in olive oil until the vegetables were almost tender. I didn't measure exactly, but added some of my own marinara sauce from my garden, the chicken broth, an Italian seasoning blend to taste and a healthy splash of red wine. I did not use the flour. I let that simmer for about half and hour and the aroma was wonderful! Added the zucchini and acini di pepe as directed in the recipe and at the last added a can of cannellini beans. Ladled into big soup bowls and topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese this was a quick, impromptu meal to be proud of.

Apr 16, 2003

I made this recipe exactly as Tim had written it. The only change I made was that I doubled it for a church potluck. I made it the night before and let it sit in the refrigerator until morning and then heated in my electric pot. I came home from church with an empty bowl and requests from at least 6-8 people who want the recipe. My family also tasted it and thought it was great. Thanks Tim.

Jul 23, 2003

I wasn't sure what type of sausage to use either-I had a choice of kielbasa or Italian and I choose Italian (1.5 lbs). Took reviewer "Berrieboo's" advice and added chopped onion, minced garlic, chopped red and green bell pepper, and some celery seed. I think fennel seeds would also be a great addition if your not already using Italian sausage (some already have fennel seeds in the sausage). Also, no Acini de Pepe pasta so I used 3/4 cup of small egg noodles. Came out great! This was a warming lunch = esspecially since MN weather went from 87 degrees on Monday to snow today!! Thanks Tim!!

Aug 30, 2010

I changed a bit of the ingredients on this recipe. I used Polish sausage and maybe just half the amount called for. I don't have zucchini & acini di pepe pasta at home, so I use cucumber & spiral pasta instead. Once the 20 mins simmer is up, I put the spiral pasta in & simmer for another 10 mins & follow by the cucumber for another 10 mins. The taste is great & the cucumber is still crunchy.


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 736 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 57.2 g
  • 88%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 1673 mg
  • 67%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Chef John's Sausage, Zucchini, & Potato Stew

See how to make a simple, flavorful vegetable and sausage stew.

Summer Squash and Sausage Stew

This simple summer stew stars squash and smoky andouille sausage.

Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

See what smoked sausage can do for a savory, spicy Cajun classic.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States