Aunt Rita's Italian Stew

Aunt Rita's Italian Stew

Jennifer Collins 2

"I love this recipe that my Aunt Rita makes! It's easy and very soul warming. It goes well over rice, egg noodles, pasta, mashed potatoes, or by itself with garlic bread on the side. For a vegetarian option or vegetable side dish option, just omit the sausage. Use spicy sausage if you like it hot."


1 h servings 270 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 14.3 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 968 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook the sausage with onion and garlic in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium heat, until the meat is browned, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix in the summer squash, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, and stewed tomatoes, reduce heat to medium-low, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.


  • Cook's Note
  • I use my food processor to slice all the vegetables.
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  1. 11 Ratings


This is DELICIOUS! A great summer recipe. The only thing I did differently was to slice the zucchini and squash thickly (maybe 1/2 inch) so that they keep a little bit of crunch to them. We a...

Delicious. I didn't use the mushrooms to make it more kid-friendly. Great summer meal. Thanks!

This is a very delicious dish. I used sweet Italian poultry sausage and did include the carrots and mushrooms. I also added some salt and pepper. It is different enough from my other Italian dis...

awesome !!!! love this, and so will everyone else!!

As I am vegan, I omitted the meat, used Portabello mushrooms, and served the cheese on the side. It was a huge amount served as the only dish, and every drop was delicious!

I liked this - it reminds me of a mexican soup called albondiga (not sure on the spelling) I think I would prefer it with ground beef and more sauce.

Like this with fresh corn off the cob.

This was a delicuous dish,Served it with garlic bread5*

Absolutely delicious. It was very easy to put together (albeit, a little long on the total cooking time). I would consider this more of an autumn dish were it not for the squashes involved. E...