R&R's "Clean the Pantry" Italian Sausage Stew
4 oz dried pasta (whatever shape you want)
6 oz Italian-style hot turkey sausage (3 links)
2 cups chicken broth/stock
1 can (14.5oz) diced italian tomatoes
1 can (14.5oz) artichoke hearts, quartered
1 can (19 oz) chickpeas
1 1/3 tbsp dried onion
1 1/2 tbsp pitted & diced kalamata olives
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp anise seeds
salt & pepper to taste
Cook pasta until al dente; drain & rinse, set aside. Crumble sausage into large pot and saute on medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Add stock to loosen any brown bits stuck to pan. Add tomatoes with juice, chickpeas, onion, olives, parsley, oregano, and anise seeds; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Add artichoke hearts and cooked pasta, heat until warm, about 5 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Pairs Well With
For the three months prior to my husband and I moving cross country, we were on a mission to clean out the pantry, which resulted in some *interesting* experiments. Here's one that didn't come out too badly! Makes a lot, great for leftovers.