Okra Stew with Sausage in a bowl

Sausage and Okra Stew

Rustic Harvest Stew - delicious, rich and hearty - all you really need is a great loaf of crusty bread to sop up all the broth!
Course Soups &amp, Stews
Cuisine American
Keyword Okra, Quick and Easy Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 312kcal
Author Deb Clark
Cost $12


  • 1 lb mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 lb okra thinly sliced
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes chopped into small bite sized
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup polenta
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Start by browning the sausage over medium heat in a heavy bottom pan. Get a good sear on it - you want it to be well browned and broken up into little pieces
  • While the sausage is cooking, chop the okra, onions, potatoes and mince the garlic.
  • Drain the excess oil from the sausage and add in the okra, potatoes & onions. Sauté for about 4 minutes and add the garlic and polenta. Mix well, seasoning with the salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Increase the heat to high and add the chicken broth, bring to a boil. Stir well scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. !
  • Reduce to simmer and cook for another 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add in the frozen corn once the potatoes are cooked thru. 
  • The stew will thicken as it cooks. When the potatoes are fork tender, the stew is complete. Enjoy!


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1448mg | Potassium: 548mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.7mg