Italian Sausage & Bean Stew with Polenta

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Italian Sausage & Bean Stew with Polenta

Italian Sausage & Bean Stew with Polenta

Sausage and beans combine in a delicious stew for a cold winter’s night. Make it a meal: Pair the stew with steamed broccoli rabe.

Nutrition Profile:   Gluten Free Diet  

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 30 min.


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 ounces Italian-style turkey sausage
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 14-ounce c diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
  • 2 15-ounce c cannellini beans, rinsed
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 16-ounce p prepared polenta, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 3 minutes.

Step 2

Add wine and stir, scraping up any browned bits. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 6 minutes. Stir in beans, reduce heat to low and simmer until heated through, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Meanwhile, brush remaining 1 teaspoon oil over bottom of large cast-iron skillet (preferably one with ridges) and heat pan over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook polenta slices until crusty, about 3 minutes per side.

Step 4

Divide polenta slices among 4 plates and spoon stew over the top. Serve immediately.