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Sausage, Farro, and White Bean Stew

This sausage, farro, and white bean stew is a perfect midweek dinner idea. It's a beautiful one-pot recipe that can come together in less than an hour.
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Servings: 5
Calories: 412kcal


  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil
  • 1 pound sausage casings removed
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 2 7- ounce jars roasted red bell peppers 14 oz total
  • 1 cup farro or pearled barley
  • 15- ounce can white beans
  • 3-4 cups water or chicken stock
  • 4 ounces baby spinach
  • Fresh basil for serving
  • Basil olive oil for finishing optional
  • Salt pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste


Cook the sausage and onion:

  • Heat the oil in a wide pot over medium-high. Add the sausage and cook for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and mostly cooked through.
  • Add the diced onion and cook an additional 5-10 minutes until just softened.

Prepare the roasted red peppers:

  • As the sausage cooks, add the jarred roasted red bell peppers (and any liquid from the jar) to a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth.

Simmer the stew:

  • Pour the puréed red peppers over the sausage and onion.
  • Add the farro, white beans, and 3 cups of water. Taste and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper to taste.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Add the additional 1 cup of water only if needed.

Cook the spinach:

  • Once the farro is tender, add the spinach and cook for 5 minutes until wilted. Turn off the heat.

To serve:

  • Ladle the stew into shallow bowls. Garnish with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of Basil Olive Oil if you like. Enjoy!


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Sodium: 600mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg
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