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Flavorful Italian Stew

Dutch oven cooking is as popular now as it was centuries ago and today’s cooks have discovered that this type of cookware is capable of producing an amazing array of delicious meals. We have collected many Dutch oven recipes over the years and we hope you will use them to create some great meals for your family and friends.

Tasty chili-like stew with Italian sausage kick is one good dish that you can’t get over with. This is a nice, simple and hearty meal even for a picky family. Every one will definitely enjoy this!


1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian stewed tomatoes
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
2 medium carrots, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups water
3/4 cup uncooked instant rice

Cooking Instructions:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes

Cooking Steps:

  • Using a cast iron skillet cook the Italian sausage until no longer pink and then drains. 
  • Add onion, celery, carrots, Italian seasoning, basil, salt and pepper. Let it cook and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the veggies are tender
  • Add and stir in water, soup and tomatoes then bring into a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover and let it simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in the rice, cover and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Our Dutch oven recipes are primarily used with cast iron dutch ovens, but you may also use them with aluminum dutch ovens or enameled dutch ovens. If you are new to dutch oven cooking, we recommend you consider buying cookware made by a reputable manufacturer such a Lodge, Le Crueset, Staub, All-Clad, Mario Battali, Calphalon and Emerilware. We check prices regularly for dutch ovens and by far the best prices have always been found at Amazon.



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