Chayote and Sausage Stew

Chayote and Sausage Stew

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"This recipe started as an experiment using chayote. It received unexpected raves at the table and is now in regular rotation at our house. We like this served over rice."


55 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 323 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook the sausage in the skillet until browned; remove the sausage to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the olive oil. onion, and garlic to the skillet; cook and stir until the onions are translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Return the sausage to the pan along with the chayote squash and jalapeno peppers; cook and stir until the squash begins to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, black beans, corn, thyme, and chili powder; season with salt and pepper. Cook until completely heated through, about 10 minutes more.
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  1. 17 Ratings


My family really liked this stew. I wouldn't normally have bought chayote but I recieved some as part of a food co-op and had no idea what to do with them! When I saw this recipe I knew it would...

(MY FIRST CHAYOTE RECIPE ATTEMPT )Very good! I used sausage links, cooked, then sliced. Had no beans or corn, but I did use lentils. Very good, I served with rice. Will make again next time c...

This was delicious! With just 2 of us, there was quite a bit for leftovers but this was even better when it was heated up for the 2nd and 3rd time. Very flavorful. I followed the recipe except a...

Too hot! One two inch jalapeƱo will do it. Otherwise, we liked it. But, next time we will serve it over rice.

Great Chayote recipe! Perfect for a chilly autumn night. I substituted chorizo (for italian sausage) and used 1 small can chopped jalapenos instead of fresh. Nice and spicy, great texture. Thank...

I was happy to see a recipe for chyote, which came in my CSA box. I followed the recipe except for using fresh tomatoes instead of canned (because that's all I had). It came out great.

Instead of Italian sausage I used 1 lb of ground turkey seasoned with Penzy's breakfast sausage seasoning plus fennel seed. I only had two chayote. Used 2 serrano (seeds/ribs and all) instead of...

This was wonderful. I made some changes - mostly in amounts. I had an acorn squash, so I cubed that instead. I used 6 spicy italian suasage, doubled the onion(2), doubled the canned tomato, u...

Very good! Used mild peppers instead of jalapenos for the kids. Would be better with the heat from jalapenos.