Sausage and Bean Stew
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Sausage and Bean Stew
Sausage and Bean Stew
1 (19.5- oz.) package sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup thinly sliced and chopped fennel
1 (14.5- oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
2 tsp. Italian herb seasoning
3 (15- oz.) cans small white beans, drained
Shaved or freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 20 minutes, Serves: 6 to 8

1. Remove casings from sausage and place sausage in a large pot. Break into bite-size pieces with a wooden spoon and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

2. Add onion and fennel; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are very soft and meat is cooked through.

3. Add tomatoes and seasoning; cook for 5 minutes.

4. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes more. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Information:
330 calories, 26 g protein, 12 g total fat (3.5 g sat.), 40 g carbohydrate, 14 g fiber, 40 mg cholesterol, 1700 mg sodium, 7 points