Super Creamy Italian Chili
So for those of you who can't get enough, try Creamy Italian Chili, a version what will have you shouting, "Mama Mia, that's a good chili!"
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Italian
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ½ pound mild Italian sausage, remove casings and break up
  • 1 (29 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 (15 oz) cans white beans, with liquid
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon, (I like beef, but you can use any flavor)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (8 oz package) cream cheese, cubed
  • Parmesan or mozzarella cheese, finely grated
  1. Combine onion, garlic and sausage.
  2. Sauté till meat is no longer pink.
  3. Drain any fat.
  4. Add tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, beans, pepper, celery, seasonings, and water.
  5. Let simmer on low, stirring every 15 minutes for 3 hours.
  6. For a chunky chili serve as is or for a smoother chili, mash with a potato masher.
  7. Garnish with grated cheese.
Recipe by Cheery Kitchen at