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Summer Zucchini Stew Recipe
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Summer Zucchini Stew

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Mix in the sausages, onion, potato, green bell pepper, and garlic. Cook 10 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes are slightly tender.
  2. Mix the zucchini into pot. Pour in the tomatoes and their liquid and 3/4 tomato can (21 fluid ounces) water. Season with basil, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, and simmer 40 minutes.
  3. Stir the green beans into the pot, and continue cooking 5 minutes, until beans are heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2005

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2008

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.

Apr 22, 2007

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!

Nov 15, 2007

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.

Jul 07, 2007

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.

Aug 04, 2006

Great recipe I added a little cayanne and some crushed red pepper ,just to give it a little kick.

Aug 13, 2006

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).

Jul 20, 2012

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.


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  • Calories
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 7.8 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 1007 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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