Sausage-and-Vegetable Stew

Total Time:
46 min
20 min
26 min

4 servings

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces kielbasa, cut into small chunks
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 14 ounces small red-skinned or new potatoes (6 to 8), quartered
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • Crusty bread, for serving

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or heavy pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and glistening, about 6 minutes. Add the paprika and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until the oil turns deep red, about 1 minute. Add the flour and cook until just toasted, 30 more seconds. Immediately whisk in 4 cups water. Add the kielbasa, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.

Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce to a simmer; cover and cook until the vegetables are tender and the broth has thickened, about 20 minutes. Add the vinegar and season with pepper.

Combine about half of the parsley with the sour cream in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Ladle the stew into bowls; top with the remaining parsley, a dollop of herbed sour cream and a sprinkle of paprika. Serve with bread.

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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So tasty. Red onion and parsnip are key. Parsnip gives this the subtle sweetness that sets this soup apart. (Parsnip is also the secret ingredient to killer vegetable soup.) Like others, I also substitute chicken broth/stock and brown the sausage first. Adds depth of flavor. Do not omit the vinegar - adds the complement to the parsnip sweetness. Have been know to throw in a tablespoon of Pickapeppa too from time to time. Because Pickapeppa is da bomb in everything. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this! I read the comments left by others and made the following adjustments: 1. Used chicken stock instead of water 2. Used turnips instead of parsnips 3. Used Italian sausage instead of kielbasa and browned the sausage separately before adding to the stew 4. Added two celery stalks 5. Added a touch of tomato paste 6. Added a lot more paprika than the recipe calls for 7. Also added oregano, cumin and a bay leaf and 8. Used dried parsley instead of fresh. I know this seems like a lot of modifications but the end result looked exactly like the photo and the taste was phenomenal. Thanks fellow cooks for your tips! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is excellent! My husband would eat this every day. The right balance of flavors and the consistency perfect - not watery. Served with homemade bread - fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious. Everyone in my family went back for seconds. Can't wait to try it again and tweak it a little - like browning the sausage first. But really, a great recipe that was quick to make. Perfect weeknight dinner served with a salad! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great weeknight meal. Used turkey kielbasa, which I browned first. We don't like parsnips so added extra carrots and potatoes and used chicken broth instead of water. We thought it was very flavorful and super easy to put together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It had good flavor and the kids liked it. I used fresh kielbasa and I think that made a huge difference item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is sensational! It is full of flavor and hearty too! I substituted the water for chicken stock, like reviewers suggested. And I added more garlic cloves than asked. (I used about 6-8 cloves and roughly chopped them in the pot. And I didnt have red onion, so I used almost a whole spanish one (roughly chopped. And I added about 6 leaves of romaine lettuce roughly chopped at the last 5 minutes of the covered pot to give it nice color and little crunch. I did this because I did it before in another soup and thought it would be nice for this one, and it was! Let me tell you..... this soup was D-LISH! (Delicious item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving this recipe 5 stars for my husband because he absolutely raved about it for days! I also substituted the water for chicken stock. Definitely a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy dinner that doesn't take a lot of effort !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew was delicious. I browned the sausage first, then sauteed all the other vegetables starting with the onions and garlic, added kale and chicken stock. Nice onepot wonder! item not reviewed by moderator and published
And indeed, this soup gets even better the next day. So, so goooood. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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