Peas and mushroom stew with smoked sausage

A satisfying stew, perfect for meat and especially sausage lovers, this peas and mushrooms dish comes straight from my mom’s kitchen! Peas, mushrooms and smoked sausage are sauteed and then braised in an aromatic tomato sauce!

Pea stew

Pea stew

This delicious peas and mushroom recipe is a staple in our family! We resort to this dish pretty often because it’s super quick to make, it’s filling, satisfying and leaves a lot of room for creativity. We adjust some of the ingredients in our peas and mushrooms, to create variety and avoid getting bored with the same recipe over and over again.

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Peas and sausage

This time around we decided to pair the crunchy peas with lots of mushrooms, both sauteed in olive oil with chopped onion. When braising this mushroom and peas stew we added some smoked sausage to enhance flavors and to make this peas and sausage recipe even more satisfying and nutritious.

Mushroom stew

We like serving our peas and mushrooms with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, brown toast or pita bread and add some pickled cucumbers on a side or a large mixed greens salad. A comforting, warming and flavorful dish, this peas and mushrooms recipe is the perfect dinner idea on chill spring evenings, fall or winter.

Peas and mushrooms

Peas and mushroom recipe

A few tips regarding this recipe. This is the first time we tried this recipe using sausage and we were pleasantly surprised how good the recipe tasted. However we kind of overcooked the sausages by braising them together with the stew the whole time. This made the stew very smokey so if you’re only looking for a hint of smokey add the sausages towards the end when the peas are almost done. The sausage barely need cooking, about  minutes in the pot would suffice, I think.

Mushroom and peas

We used canned peas but fresh peas would work great too! They just need a little more time for cooking.

If you decide to use canned peas as we did, make sure you wash and drain them very well before cooking. Peas that are not cleaned properly have a hard time cooking so you need to cook longer. Because of the extended cooking time the peas might break and get mushy.

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Peas and mushroom stew with smoked sausage

Author: Petro Neagu


  • 1 large Spanish onion finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups champignon common mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 x15 oz can of peas
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • fresh parsley for garnish chopped
  • 8 oz smoked sausages cut into 1/2" to 1" long pieces
  • salt to taste optional - if sausages are salty, there's no need to add any more salt


  • In a large non stick skillet heat the olive oil
  • Add diced onion and saute until glassy
  • Add mushrooms and saute for 3-5 minutes until the mushrooms are medium soft.
  • Clean peas and drain well
  • In a large pot, add the peas and the onion mushroom mix
  • Add peppercorns and bay leaves
  • Cover in water
  • Bring to a boil then turn the heat to low
  • Cook until half the water evaporates then add the tomato paste, garlic and sausages
  • Continue simmering for 5 minutes.
  • Add fresh parsley when serving.
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