Italian Sausage Stew

This is delicious! and a great way to get in some veggies!

Italian Sausage Stew
1/2 lb Turkey Italian sausage, thickly sliced
1/4 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup sliced carrot
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 zucchini, diced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 (14 ounce) can fat-free beef broth
2 cups finely shredded cabbage
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans, drained
1 cup small shell pasta (or other small pasta)
2 c. water

In a deep saucepan, sauté sausage until browned; add onion, garlic, carrots and basil; cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes; stir in zucchini, tomatoes, beef broth, cabbage, salt and pepper. Bring stew to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add beans, pasta and water; cook an additional 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 293 Calories; 5g Fat (14.2% calories from fat); 23g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 10g Dietary Fiber; 30mg Cholesterol; 1025mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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