Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew


Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew 1

Lately I’ve been under the weather and drinking plenty of fluids and downing lots of chicken noodle soup. As much as I love some  of Wolfgang Puck’s organic chicken noodle soup, it gets pretty boring after a while. Today I was dying for something with more of a kick, so I turned to Cooking Light for something that would give me flavor but wouldn’t be too heavy.

I made a few slight changes to the recipe. First being that I replaced kidney beans with cannellini beans. I just personally enjoy them more. I also added a little bit more chicken broth and diced tomatoes. This made my “stew” a little more soupy. The turkey sausage I found at Whole Foods was roasted red pepper flavored which I think added some more heat to this recipe. One bowl cleared up my sinuses really fast! Even though I’m not feeling 100%, this was a very easy stew to throw together. Much more satisfying than a can of soup.

Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew 2

Creole Shrimp and Sausage Stew adapted from Cooking Light


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced roasted red pepper turkey sausage (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 8 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley to serve
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat.
  2. Add bell pepper, sausage, and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until bell pepper is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in shrimp and beans; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes or until shrimp are done.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley.


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  1. posted by Stuart c on April 2, 2013

    Nice post. Cannellini beans are just white kidney beans but
    I know what you mean.


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