Recipe by CHRISCAT
"A wonderful, tasty summer stew. My mom always made this for us in the summer - I loved it then and I love it now! Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese."
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Italian sausages, sliced
onion, finely diced
green bell pepper, sliced
1 (28 ounce) can
roma tomatoes, with juice
21 fluid ounces
chopped fresh basil
chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 (15 ounce) can
green beans, drained
Great way to use up your zucchini! I doubled the recipe, threw in a couple extra sausages, cup back a little on the water and used crushed peppers in mine for a little kick. The potatoes took a little longer to cook then stated, but smelled, looked and tasted great. I had to thank my husband for finding this one!1
I did make some changes to this - more sausage, more potato, more zucchini, chicken broth instead of just water and some tomato paste. I was trying for a stovetop version of a similar recipe I made in the crockpot. I thought this cooked too long as the vegetables were pretty much mush by the time I ate it. I probably won't make it again - I'll probably go back to my crock pot recipe.
I thought this was great! I use 3 hot italian sausages, 2 medium zucchini and add a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper. Don't forget the crusty french bread for dipping and a little parmesan to top off the hot stew!
I actually forgot to add the water and we still loved it! The potatoes were slightly undercooked (probably due to no water) so I'll add just a little next time... but only a few oz. because we liked it chunky and flavorful.
I absolutely love this recipe and make it several time during the summer. Using hot italian sausage definitely adds some kick, and instead of using water, add a can of chicken broth or tomato sauce for extra flavor.
Lots of great veggies - broth was a little bit bland, and needed quite a bit of salt, but otherwise it was a great soup to use with fresh veggies (I also used fresh green beans rather than canned).
Great recipe I added a little cayanne and some crushed red pepper ,just to give it a little kick.
We really enjoyed this recipe. Great use of the garden veggies. May freeze some and save it for winter. Used Hot Italian Sausage for a little kick. Also made in crockpot.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Summer Zucchini Stew
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 381
** Calories from Fat: 195
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