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Veal alla Toscana

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 55 min
20 min
1 hr 35 min
Warm up on winter nights with our hearty veal stew. Enjoy it as a starter, or pair it with crusty Italian bread and a salad. After browning the veal, cook the carrots, celery, and zucchini until tender. Return the veal to the pot, and add crushed tomatoes, white wine, Italian seasoning, and some chicken broth to provide lots of flavor and texture to the final dish. Let the stew simmer for about an hour so the ingredients can meld and get to know each other—it's great how hands-off this recipe is. We also love the convenience of using thawed whole pearl onions as the finishing touch.


Olive oil

1½ tsp

Garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), chopped

Uncooked lean veal shoulder

16 oz, cut into 1-inch pieces

Uncooked carrot(s)

2 medium, cut into 1-inch chunks

Uncooked celery

1 rib(s), medium, stalk, chopped

Uncooked zucchini

1 small, sliced

Canned crushed tomatoes

1 cup(s)

Table wine

cup(s), white

Italian seasoning

1 tsp

Canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Canned frozen whole onions

½ cup(s), pearl, thawed

Table salt

1 tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp, or to taste


  1. Heat oil and garlic in a large stockpot or Dutch oven; add veal and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Remove from stockpot; set aside.
  2. Cook carrots and celery in same pot, stirring occasionally, on medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add veal, tomatoes, wine, Italian seasoning and broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour.
  3. Add pearl onions; simmer until veal is tender, about 15 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Yields about 1 cup per serving.