Sausage and cranberry stew

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
15 min
20 min
Don't let the idea of cranberries in your stew make you pass this recipe by. This delicious combination of ingredients is inspired by the flavors of Great Britain and can't be beat with a total time of 35 minutes from start-to-finish. Combining the richness of pork sausage, the delicate flavor of leeks and herbaceous rosemary with tart cranberries creates a delight to the eyes and tastebuds. Surprise family and friends with this unique dish that will surely garner many requests for another round. Choose a spicier sausage to play against the cranberry flavor. Use thyme in place of rosemary for a quick flavor swap. Serve this stew alongside a simple green salad for a full meal.


Sunflower oil

2 tsp

Uncooked leek(s)

3 medium, finely sliced

Low-fat sausage(s)

1 pound(s), about eight 2 oz sausages

Fat free vegetable broth

2 cup(s)


1 Tbsp, fresh

Fresh cranberries

1 cup(s), fresh or frozen


1 tsp

Dijon mustard

2 tsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste

Fresh parsley

1 tsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet; add leeks and cook for 1 minute. Cover and continue to cook gently until soft and golden brown.
  2. Add sausages and cook until lightly browned and almost cooked.
  3. Add broth, rosemary, cranberries and sugar; cover and simmer gently for 10 to 12 minutes. Add mustard and season to taste with salt and pepper; sprinkle with parsley and serve.