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Vegetarian Italian Stew

Updated on August 3, 2014

My favorite way to cook always starts with a big stew pot. I add a little olive oil and start adding all sorts of fresh ingredients. Vegetarian Italian Stew is a very tasty way to make stew and enjoy your veggies. This recipe makes a lot which is nice to have leftovers for lunch the next day. Serve with a crusty bread so you don't miss soaking up all of the delicious stew juices.

Serving Size

Serves: 12


  • 2 tbls. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes, broken up
  • 2 large cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbls. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 4 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • Salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for topping


  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, mushrooms, green pepper and garlic.
  3. Saute until vegetables are tender.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except for Parmesan cheese and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese.
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 5 Qt. Chili Stock Pot
Simply Calphalon Nonstick 5 Qt. Chili Stock Pot

A nice big pot for your soup creation.



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      fullofshoes 3 years ago

      looks very very good. I'll have to pass that to our resident cook :)

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      It looks really good.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      It is going to be chilly here today and this soup sure would be good. Sounds delicious.

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      Halloween Cosplay 3 years ago

      Looks really good! I love Italian food.