Gourmet Sausage Potato Stew
Nothing packs more punch for dinner than a stew. This recipe is more of a gourmet sausage stew, one to use when you are having dinner guests. The seasonings and ingredients will impress any of your foodie friends. Its also a healthy recipe. Its only 533 calories per serving, which is excellent as a main meal. It also has 21 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. Its an easy dish to prepare. Dinner to table is 40 minutes with only 15 minutes of active cook time. Without further ado, let’s get cooking!
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional olive oil for drizzling
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- Kosher salt
- Uncle John’s Pride Mild Smoked Sausage Little Links, 16 ounces
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into one inch chunks
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 small bunch Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves finely chopped (approximately 6 cups total)
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Sliced Ciabatta bread, for serving
- Heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
- When the olive oil begins to sizzle, add the finely chopped onion. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and cook over medium-high heat. Add Uncle John’s Pride Mild Smoked gourmet Sausage Little Links. Stir occasionally, until the edges are lightly browned. This should be about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Next, add the minced garlic and stir. Cook garlic for about a minute until it starts to turn golden yellow.
- Add the sliced potatoes with a ½ teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper. Continue cooking, siring occasionally until well coated for another 3 minutes.
- Slowly add the chicken broth, bay leaves and paprika. Bring to a simmer, still stirring so the ingredients do not stick to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 12 minutes.
- Add the swiss chard and add a cover to your pot. Continually stir until the potatoes are fork tender and the swiss chard is wilted, about 3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Ladle servings into bowls and top with parsley. Drizzle the olive oil on top and serve with a side of Ciabatta bread.
This recipe serves 4, but its a great idea to double it and refrigerate the leftovers for lunch. Also, you dinner guests will definitely want seconds. A good wine pairing for this meal would be Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc to bring out the flavor of the Uncle John’s Pride Mild Smoked gourmet Sausage Little Links. You can also use extra-virgin olive oil with some black pepper and parsley for a dipping sauce for the Ciabatta bread. A great dessert to end your dinner party would be Sorbet. It cleanses the pallet without being overly sweet. You can write out the recipe on index cards and and hand it out to each guest as they are leaving. Guaranteed they will be using it for their next dinner party as well.