Chef John's Sausage, Zucchini, and Potato Stew

Chef John's Sausage, Zucchini, and Potato Stew

Chef John

"Does every recipe have to be beautiful? Does every food star have to be good-looking? I don't think so! Not everything has to be pretty as long as it's delicious, and this one is."
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1 h 15 m servings 461 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 461 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1464 mg
  • 59%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook sausage in a large pot over medium heat until fat begins to render from sausage, about 3 minutes. If pan is too dry, drizzle olive oil over sausage and cook until sausage is browned, about 5 more minutes. Stir onion and a pinch of salt into sausage; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir zucchinis and potatoes into sausage; pour in vegetable broth and water. Stir bay leaf, thyme sprigs, salt, and black pepper into mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until stew is thickened and vegetables are tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  3. Turn off heat and stir chives into stew. Adjust salt and black pepper to taste. Stir in cherry tomatoes; serve in large shallow bowls.


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I made a couple of small changes. I used dried thyme for fresh, used half yellow squash half zucchini, used a roma tomato chopped for the cherry, and added in a handful of chopped spinach. Not...

Easy to prepare and yummy! Prepared as written.

I fried sausages with onions,added garlic and worchester sauce, after browned, add can tomatoes, potatoes, carrots,celery,mixed frozen veg and beef broth. Spice with basil, thyme salt and pepper.

Followed everything according to the recipe. Used chicken broth because that's all I had on hand. The soup came out fantastic!

This was fabulous! I made it just as written and will definitely make it again! Thank you for sharing this!

I made it with chorizo, added tomatoes to create the colour. Added celery for the extra flavour. It was so yummy! Thank you Chef John for this hearty meal!

Made this as written and it was wonderful! Cut it in half, as there are just 2 of us, and have enough left for another small meal. Will definitely make it again. Cannot go wrong with Chef Jo...

Very good. Will definitely be making this again. We have left overs tonight and put the stew over top of pierogies. Absolutely amazing by itself or on pierogies.

This has quickly become a family favorite. I use Earl Campbell Jalapeno Smoked Sausage, a mixture of whatever squashes are available, and add a fresh jalapeno seeded and diced for a little extra...

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