Saturday, November 25, 2017

Italian Style Sausage and Squash Chili - Easy Stovetop Chili Recipe

Italian style chili that is gluten free and dairy free is the perfect warming soup for fall and winter!
If you feel like having chili for dinner but don't have time to fire up the crock pot, this easy stovetop recipe is for you.

This Italian chili recipe is gluten-free and features the flavors of Italian sausage and winter squash in a hearty, warming chili.

This chili is NOT spicy, which makes it more family friendly. If you love heat, though, add chili powder or hot sauce when you add the spices to bring it to the level of spicy heat you prefer.

This Italian style chili is also a great way to sneak veggies and fiber into your kids. Between the squash, the tomatoes and the beans, they'll have a nice nutrition boost - ans so much tastier than anything you can find in a can!

This delicious chili keeps well - so if you have extras but don't want to eat them the next day, you can freeze it to save for the next time you want chili without having to pull out the crockpot.

How to Make Easy, Gluten Free Italian Style Chili


Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups squash puree made from a fresh squash or a 12oz package of frozen squash puree
  • 1 quart of chicken stock
  • 1 can of great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large cans (28 oz) diced tomatoes, drained*
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage without casings
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp thyme
Yield: 10 servings



Directions

STEP 1 

In a large pot, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Saute 1-2 minutes.

STEP 2

Add sausage to pot. Brown and crumble sausage until cooked through.

STEP 3

Add squash puree and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.

STEP 4

Add beans, tomatoes, and spices. Cook on low for 1 hour or transfer to a crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

STEP 5

Top with shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced onions if desired. Serve with crusty bread. If serving this to a gluten free crowd, one of my favorite gluten free baugette brands is Against the Grain.
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Printable Recipe: Italian Sausage Squash Soup with Beans
AKA Italian Style Chili


Easy chili recipe, squash soup, italian sausage chili
soup, chili
Italian
Yield: 10

Italian Style Sausage and Squash Chili

prep time: 12 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 12 mins
This easy Italian style chili features savory Italian sausage and squash. It's warming and well spiced but not painfully spicy. Even my dad who does not like squash liked this soup - so it's a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your kids!

ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage without casings
  • 1 1/2 cups squash puree made from a fresh squash or a 12oz package of frozen squash puree
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large cans (28 oz each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp thyme

instructions:

  1. In a large pot, warm olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Saute 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add sausage to pot. Brown and crumble sausage until cooked through.
  3. Add squash puree and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on low for at least1 hour or transfer to a crock pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  5. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream and diced onions if desired. Serve with crusty bread.
calories
445
fat (grams)
24.6
sat. fat (grams)
7.8
carbs (grams)
31.8
net carbs
22.4
protein (grams)
24.4
sugar (grams)
6
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Carissa Bonham is a cookbook author and busy mom of two creative boys. The owner and lead writer at Creative Green Living, she won the Craftys Award for the "Best Craft Blogger" category in 2016 and the ShiftCon award for "Best DIY Blogger" in 2018.

She is the author of the hardcover cookbook, Beautiful Smoothie Bowls (Skyhorse, 2017) and several ebooks. Her projects have been featured in magazines like Kids Crafts 1-2-3, Capper's Farmer and Urban Farm Magazine. Follow her on PinterestInstagramTwitter or join the Creative Green Living community group.
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2 comments:

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    1. Yes. Do use fresh squash, I would halve, de-seed and bake the squash you want to use. Scoop out the soft flesh and add 1.5 - 2 cups of fresh baked squash at the point in the recipe where it tells you to add the defrosted squash.

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